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How to Upgrade Amazon Aurora MySQL from 5.6 to 5.7

Over time, software evolves and it is important to stay up to date if you want to benefit from new features and performance improvements.  Database engines follow the exact same logic and providers are always careful to provide an easy upgrade path. With MySQL, the mysql_upgrade tool serves that purpose.
A database upgrade process becomes […]

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Using Parallel Query with Amazon Aurora for MySQL

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Parallel query execution is my favorite, non-existent, feature in MySQL. In all versions of MySQL – at least at the time of writing – when you run a single query it will run in one thread, effectively utilizing one CPU core only. Multiple queries run at the same time will be using different threads and […]

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AWS Aurora MySQL – HA, DR, and Durability Explained in Simple Terms

It’s a few weeks after AWS re:Invent 2018 and my head is still spinning from all of the information released at this year’s conference. This year I was able to enjoy a few sessions focused on Aurora deep dives. In fact, I walked away from the conference realizing that my own understanding of High Availability […]

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Amazon RDS Aurora MySQL – Differences Among Editions

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Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility comes in three editions which, at the time of writing, have quite a few differences around the features that they support.  Make sure you don’t assume the newer Aurora 2.x supports everything in Aurora 1.x. On the contrary, right now Aurora 1.x (MySQL 5.6 based) supports most Aurora features.  […]

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Percona Database Performance Blog 2018 Year in Review: Top Blog Posts

Percona Database Performance Blog

Let’s look at some of the most popular Percona Database Performance Blog posts in 2018.
The closing of a year lends itself to looking back. And making lists. With the Percona Database Performance Blog, Percona staff and leadership work hard to provide the open source community with insights, technical support, predictions and metrics around multiple […]

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Amazon RDS Aurora Serverless – The Basics

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When I attended AWS Re:Invent 2018, I saw there was a lot of attention from both customers and the AWS team on Amazon RDS Aurora Serverless. So I decided to take a deeper look at this technology, and write a series of blog posts on this topic.
In this first post of the series, you will learn […]

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Migrating to Amazon Aurora: Design for Flexibility

Migrating to Amazon Aurora

In this Checklist for Success series, we will discuss reducing unknowns when hosting in the cloud using and migrating to Amazon Aurora. These tips might also apply to other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings.
Previous blogs in the migrating to Amazon Aurora series:

Migrating to Amazon Aurora: Reduce the Unknowns
Migrating to Amazon Aurora: Optimize for […]

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