Author - Sergey Kuzmichev

Improving Percona Monitoring and Management EC2 Instance Resilience Using CloudWatch Alarm Actions

Percona Monitoring and Management EC2 Instance Resilience Using CloudWatch

Nothing lasts forever, including hardware running your EC2 instances. You will usually receive an advance warning on hardware degradation and subsequent instance retirement, but sometimes hardware fails unexpectedly. Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) currently doesn’t have an HA setup, and such failures can leave wide gaps in monitoring if not resolved quickly.
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PostgreSQL on ARM-based AWS EC2 Instances: Is It Any Good?

PostgreSQL on ARM-based AWS EC2

The expected growth of ARM processors in data centers has been a hot topic for discussion for quite some time, and we were curious to see how it performs with PostgreSQL. The general availability of ARM-based servers for testing and evaluation was a major obstacle. The icebreaker was when AWS announced their ARM-based processors […]

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Adding eBPF-Based Metrics to Percona Monitoring and Management

ebpf percona monitoring and management

I wanted to start this post with the words “eBPF is the hot new thing”, but I think it’s already too late to write that. Running eBPF programs in production is becoming less of a peculiarity and more of a normal way to operate. Famously, Facebook runs about 40 BPF programs on each server. […]

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A Hidden Gem in MySQL: MyRocks

using MyRocks in MySQL

In this blog post, we will share some experiences with the hidden gem in MySQL called MyRocks, a storage engine for MySQL’s famous pluggable storage engine system. MyRocks is based on RocksDB which is a fork of LevelDB. In short, it’s another key-value store based on LSM-tree, thus granting it some distinctive features compared […]

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