Author - Matt Yonkovit

Prepare Your Databases for High Traffic on Black Friday

Prepare Your Databases For High Traffic

It’s November, so we all know what that means; it’s peak shopping season, and no date is bigger than Black Friday. But how will your database handle all that new, relentless traffic? Not only does your database have to handle traffic without slowing down, but web servers can sometimes see such sudden traffic as […]

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Your Personal Data Just Leaked and It’s (Partly) Your Fault

protect your database

Capital One dominated the headlines this week when they disclosed that they had become the latest hacking victim with a shared responsibility between them and their customers. Does this mean Amazon bears no responsibility in a breach like this? Not entirely (more on that later).
Responsibility of the User
One major issue is that the speed […]

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What is the Top Cause of Application Downtime Today?

Application outages lurking monster

I frequently talk to our customer base about what keeps them up at night. While there is a large variance of answers, they tend to fall into one of two categories. The first is the conditioned fear of some monster lurking behind the scenes that could pounce at any time. The second, of course, […]

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The Evolution of the DBA in an “As-A-Service” World

DBA

The requirements for managing and running a database in a modern enterprise have evolved over the past ten years. Those in charge of running enterprise databases have seen their focus shift from ensuring access and availability, to architecture, design and scalability responsibilities. Web-first companies pioneered the change by charging site reliability engineers (SRE’s) or […]

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Percona’s New Services and Software Products Help Organizations Achieve Performant, Durable Database Environments

Percona's New Services and Software

Percona’s new services and software products, including a new Percona DBA service, new support tiers, and the general availability of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6, the latest version of Percona’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for the MongoDB Community Edition are designed to provide enterprises with the performant and durable database environments needed to support critical […]

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