Author - Michael Patrick

A Day in the Life of a Technical Account Manager

technical account manager percona

So, what do you do when you love technology but are ready for a change in the day-to-day activities of a DBA?  One consideration is to become a Technical Account Manager, or TAM for short.  At Percona, a TAM is an account manager who is also technical (the big “T” in TAM).  While everyone’s […]

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Implementing a Database Center of Excellence

Database Center of Excellence

In your organization, who decides what database platform will be utilized for that new application being built?  For many groups, that decision is made by the Development Team while for others, it is the Database Team.  But, which is best equipped to make that decision?  As is usually the case, the answer lies in […]

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Achieving Disaster Recovery with Percona XtraDB Cluster

Disaster Recovery with Percona XtraDB Cluster

One thing that comes up often from working with a variety of clients at Percona is “How can I achieve a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution with Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC)?”  Unfortunately, decisions are sometimes made with far-reaching consequences by individuals who often do not well understand the architecture and its limitations.  As a Technical […]

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Choosing MySQL High Availability Solutions

Group Replication

In this blog post we’ll look at various MySQL high availability solutions, and examine their pluses and minuses.
High availability environments provide substantial benefit for databases that must remain available. A high availability database environment co-locates a database across multiple machines, any one of which can assume the functions of the database. In this way, […]

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