Author - Vinicius Grippa

Compiling Percona XtraBackup for ARM

Compiling Percona XtraBackup for ARM

This blog post will show how to compile the Percona XtraBackup (PXB) tool for ARM. For this, we are going to use an AWS EC2 ARM instance with Ubuntu 20.04(Focal Fossa).
The motivation for this was born in my interest in the new generation of ARM processors and if this is a viable option for […]

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Enabling jemalloc on Percona Server for MySQL 5.7 and 8.0 Series

jemalloc on Percona Server for MySQL

The benefits of jemalloc versus glibc memory allocator for use with MySQL have been widely discussed. With jemalloc (along with Transparent Huge Pages disabled) there is less memory fragmentation, and thus more efficient resource management of the server memory. For MySQL 5.6, installing jemalloc is enough to enable it when starting the MySQL process. However, […]

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Securing MongoDB: Top Five Security Concerns

securing mongodb

“I think most of the time hackers behind the attacks do it just for fun, because they can and because it’s very simple”, — says Diachenko. Source: “Meowing” attack completely destroyed more than 1000 databases
These are the words of Bob Diachenko, one of the most respected cybersecurity researchers in relation to the last “Meowing” […]

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Analyzing MySQL with strace

Analyzing MySQL with strace

In this blog post, we will briefly explore the OS tool strace. It is not widely used due to its performance impacts, and we don’t recommend using it in production. Still, it is amazing at helping you understand some things that happen in MySQL, where the OS is involved, and as a last case […]

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MongoDB Best Practices 2020 Edition

MongoDB Best Practices 2020

In this blog post, we will discuss the best practices on the MongoDB ecosystem applied at the Operating System (OS) and MongoDB levels. The main objective of this post is to share my experience over the past years tuning MongoDB and centralize the diverse sources that I crossed in this journey in a unique […]

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