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Heartbleed: Separating FAQ From FUD

 | April 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Security

If you’ve been following this blog (my colleague, David Busby, posted about it yesterday) or any tech news outlet in the past few days, you’ve probably seen some mention of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability in certain versions of the OpenSSL library. So what is ‘Heartbleed’, really? In short, Heartbleed is an information-leak issue. An attacker can […]

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MySQL Security Webinar: Follow-up Q&A

 | August 26, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s webinar on MySQL security; hopefully you’ve all gone out and set SELinux to enforcing mode if you weren’t already running that way. If you weren’t able to attend, the recording and slides are available for viewing/download. But now, without further ado, here are the questions which we didn’t […]

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Choosing a MySQL HA Solution – MySQL Webinar: June 5

 | May 28, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

Selecting the most appropriate solution for a MySQL HA infrastructure is as much a business and philosophical decision as it is a technical one, but often the choice is made without adequately considering all three perspectives.  When too much attention is paid to one of these aspects at the cost of the others, the resulting […]

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Virident vCache vs. FlashCache: Part 2

 | May 17, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

This is the second part in a two-part series comparing Virident’s vCache to FlashCache. The first part was focused on usability and feature comparison; in this post, we’ll look at some sysbench test results. Disclosure: The research and testing conducted for this post were sponsored by Virident. First, some background information. All tests were conducted […]

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