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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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Upcoming Webinar Wed 3/6: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Amazon RDS

High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Amazon RDS Webinar

Join Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev as he presents High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Amazon RDS on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, at 11:00 AM PST (UTC-8) / 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5).
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In this hour-long webinar, Peter describes the differences between high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Afterward, Peter will go through scenarios detailing […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.17.1 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.17.0

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL®, MongoDB®, and PostgreSQL performance. You can run PMM in your own environment for maximum security and reliability. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL®, MongoDB®, and PostgreSQL® servers to ensure that your data works as efficiently as possible.
In this […]

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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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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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Percona on the AWS Database Blog

AWS Database Blog

Percona’s very own Michael Benshoof posted an article called Supercharge your Amazon RDS for MySQL deployment with ProxySQL and Percona Monitoring and Management on the AWS Database blog.
In this article, Michael looks at how to maximize the performance of your cloud database Amazon RDS deployment. He shows that you can enhance performance by using ProxySQL to handle […]

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Maintenance Windows in the Cloud

maintenance windows cloud

Recently, I’ve been working with a customer to evaluate the different cloud solutions for MySQL. In this post I am going to focus on maintenance windows and requirements, and what the different cloud platforms offer.
Why is this important at all?
Maintenance windows are required so that the cloud provider can do the necessary updates, patches, and […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.16.0 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.17.0

PMM (Percona Monitoring and Management) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL performance. You can run PMM in your own environment for maximum security and reliability. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL® and MongoDB® servers to ensure that your data works as efficiently as possible.

While much of the team is working on longer-term projects, […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.15.0 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.17.0

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL® and MongoDB® performance. You can run PMM in your own environment for maximum security and reliability. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL® and MongoDB® servers to ensure that your data works as efficiently as possible.

This release offers two new features for both the MySQL Community and Percona Customers:

MySQL […]

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