Author - Matt Yonkovit

Percona Software Feedback – Help Us, Help You!

Software Survey Percona

Hello, open source community!  
We need your help.  We want to make sure you are getting what you need from Percona software, so we have built a series of quick surveys – of six or fewer questions – each asking if you are using our software and if you would recommend it to others.  They […]

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Keeping Open Source Open, or, Why Open is Better

Keeping Open Source Open

Last week Elastic announced that they were “Doubling Down” on open source by changing their licensing to a non-open license – MongoDB’s Server Side Public License, or SSPL.  Let me clarify in my opinion this is not doubling down – unless, as our good friend @gabidavila highlighted, that maybe the thinking was a double […]

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Percona 2020 Recap: Great Content and Software Releases

Percona 2020 content and releases

The Percona team provided the community with some excellent content and several new releases in 2020. I wanted to highlight some of your favorites (based on popularity) if you missed them.
First up is our most-read blog from last year, which ironically was published before 2020. Ananias Tsalouchidis’s blog on when you should use Aurora […]

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PostgreSQL: DB-Engines.com’s Database of the Year

PostgreSQL database of the year

For the third time in the last five years, PostgreSQL took home the Database of the Year award from DB-Engines. If you have not checked out DB-Engines before, they track databases’ popularity by looking at job openings, blog posts, search traffic, and more.
Congratulations to the PostgreSQL community, its contributors, and its users! There is […]

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Let’s Try Something New: Percona Open Source Expert Missions!

Open Source Expert Missions Percona

Hello everyone! I wanted to outline a new program we are trying out. We are calling it, Percona Open Source Expert Missions. So, you might be asking… What the heck is that? 
An Expert Mission is a challenge or a contest of skill. Here at Percona, we are always looking for new ways to get […]

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