Author - Michael Patrick

Updated MySQL OSMetrics Plugins

Updated MySQL OSMetrics Plugins

It has been some time since I have posted updates to my plugins.  After the initial version, I decided to split the plugins into categories of metrics.  This will allow users to choose whether they want to install all of the plugins or only select ones they care about.
Since the installation process is unfamiliar […]

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A Simple MySQL Plugin to Retrieve System Metrics

MySQL Plugin to Retrieve System Metrics

Ever wanted to extend MySQL and add some feature you think it is missing?  With MySQL plugins, you can do exactly that.  One thing that has bothered me for several years is that you cannot easily retrieve system metrics from within MySQL.  Whether I am connecting via a remote connection or looking to add […]

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MySQL 101: Linux Tuning for MySQL

Linux Tuning for MySQL

When trying to do some Linux tuning for MySQL, there are a few options that will greatly influence the speed of MySQL.  Below are some of the most important of these settings to help you get started.
Swappiness
The first thing to look at is what swappiness is set to.  This will determine the tendency of […]

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The Evolution of the DBA Role

evolution of the DBA role

As I interface with large clients as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Percona, one thing I have noticed is the evolution of the DBA role.  With the rise of the cloud, DBAs seem to be spending less time doing traditional DBA roles of performance tuning, configuring backups, and so on.  Instead, DBAs are […]

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Why Enterprises are Moving to Containerization

enterprise moving to containers

As a Technical Account Manager, or TAM for short, I am fortunate to work with some large clients.  Most all of them are in some state of increasing their usage of containerization.  There are a number of reasons for this, but let’s explore a few of the biggest reasons.
Why Containers?
Almost everyone has deployed Virtual […]

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