Author - Peter Zaitsev

AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) – Can We Get It Truly Elastic?

very old disk storage

At AWS Re:Invent 2018 there were many great announcements of AWS New Services and New Features, but one basic feature that I’ve been waiting for years to be released is still nowhere to be  found.
AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is great and it’s got better through the years, adding different storage types and features like Provisioned […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wed 12/12: MySQL 8 for Developers

MySQL 8 for Developers

Please join Percona’s CEO Peter Zaitsev as he presents MySQL 8 for Developers on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5).
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There are many great new features in MySQL 8, but how exactly can they help your application? This session takes a practical look at MySQL 8 […]

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20+ MongoDB Alternatives You Should Know About

alternatives to MongoDB

As MongoDB® has changed their license from AGPL to SSPL many are concerned by this change, and by how sudden it has been. Will SSPL be protective enough for MongoDB, or will the next change be to go to an altogether proprietary license? According to our poll, many are going to explore MongoDB alternatives. This […]

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Percona Statement on MongoDB Community Server License Change

MongoDB Community Server License

MongoDB, Inc. announced it has elected to change its license for MongoDB Community Server from AGPLv3 to a new license type they have created called a “Server Side Public License (SSPL)” citing the need to have a license better suited for the age of Software-as-a-Service.
First, it is important to state that MongoDB, Inc. is […]

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Scaling Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)

PMM tested with 1000 nodes

Starting with PMM 1.13,  PMM uses Prometheus 2 for metrics storage, which tends to be heaviest resource consumer of CPU and RAM.  With Prometheus 2 Performance Improvements, PMM can scale to more than 1000 monitored nodes per instance in default configuration. In this blog post we will look into PMM scaling and capacity planning—how […]

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Prometheus 2 Times Series Storage Performance Analyses

cpu saturation and max core usage

Prometheus 2 time series database (TSDB) is an amazing piece of engineering, offering a dramatic improvement compared to “v2” storage in Prometheus 1 in terms of ingest performance, query performance and resource use efficiency. As we’ve been adopting Prometheus 2 in Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), I had a chance to look into the […]

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Monitoring Processes with Percona Monitoring and Management

Memory utilization during compaction process

A few months ago I wrote a blog post on How to Capture Per Process Metrics in PMM. Since that time, Nick Cabatoff has made a lot of improvements to Process Exporter and I’ve improved the Grafana Dashboard to match.
I will not go through installation instructions, they are well covered in original blog post.  This […]

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How To Deploy PMM on Linode With StackScripts

rebuiild from a StackScript

In my previous blog post, I showed how to deploy Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) on Linode manually. It is pretty simple, but with a little coding it can be done even more easily using StackScripts
Here’s how:
1. Click on the “Add a Linode” and pick a Linode type you want to deploy.
2. Click on the deployed […]

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Monitoring S.M.A.R.T. Metrics with Prometheus and PMM

visualized using Grafana

In his excellent blog post, Pavel Trukhanov showed the value of S.M.A.R.T. metric collections, so I wondered how hard would it be to enable their collection in Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)
A quick search led me to the  text_collector plugin SmartMon, which can be easily integrated with any Prometheus Installation
For PMM, Vadim Yalovets recently showed how […]

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Webinar Wed 9/5: Choosing the Right Open Source Database

open source database

Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Choosing the Right Open Source Database on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
 
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The world of open-source databases is overwhelming. There are dozens of types of databases – relational DBMS, time-series, graph, document, etc. – not to mention the dozens […]

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