Author - Mike Benshoof

Which Version of MySQL Should I Use for MyRocks?

Version of MySQL Should I Use for MyRocks

As database footprints continue to explode, many companies are looking for ways to deal with such rapid growth.  One approach is to refactor traditional relational databases to fit into a NoSQL engine, where horizontal scalability is easier.  However, in many cases, this is in no way a trivial undertaking.
Another approach that has been gaining […]

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Upgrading to MySQL 8: Embrace the Challenge

Upgrading to MySQL 8

Nobody likes change, especially when that change may be challenging.  When faced with a technical challenge, I try to remember this comment from Theodore Roosevelt: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”  While this is a bit of an exaggeration, in this case, the main […]

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Working to Validate MyRocks in the Enterprise with Dropbox

MyRocks in the Enterprise with Dropbox

Percona Technical Account Managers get the privilege of working with some of our largest enterprise clients day in and day out.  As such, we get to really focus on how to best leverage our technology to generate measurable benefits for our users.  While it is fun to “nerd out” and always strive to use […]

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MySQL 101: How to Find and Tune a Slow SQL Query

tune a slow sql query

One of the most common support tickets we get at Percona is the infamous “database is running slower” ticket.  While this can be caused by a multitude of factors, it is more often than not caused by a bad query.  While everyone always hopes to recover through some quick config tuning, the real fix […]

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What’s the Best Way to Enable (And Test) Encryption at Rest in RDS?

The other day on a call, a client asked me an interesting question.  We were discussing some testing they were doing in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).  The question came up “since RDS is managed, how can I prove to my security team that the data is actually encrypted?”  We’ve all read whitepapers and […]

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