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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

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

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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Analyzing Amazon Aurora Slow Logs with pt-query-digest

Amazon Aurora MySQL slow query logs with pt-query-digest slow

In this blog post we shall discuss how you can analyze slow query logs from Amazon Aurora for MySQL, (referred to as Amazon Aurora in the remaining blog). The tools and techniques explained here apply to the other MySQL compatible services available under Amazon Aurora. However, we’ll focus specially on analyzing slow logs from […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.14.1 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management

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.
We’re releasing hotfix 1.14.1 to address two […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.14.0 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management

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.


We’ve included a plethora of visual improvements in this release, including:

PostgreSQL Metrics Collection – […]

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Amazon RDS Multi-AZ Deployments and Read Replicas

RDS Multi-AZ

Amazon RDS is a managed relational database service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. One of the common questions that we get is “What is Multi-AZ and how it’s different from Read Replica, do I need both?”.  I have tried to answer this question in […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.13.0 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management

PMM (Percona Monitoring and Management) 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.

The most significant feature in this release is Prometheus 2, however we also packed a […]

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When Should I Use Amazon Aurora and When Should I use RDS MySQL?

Now that Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) is in high demand, there is one question regarding AWS services that cannot always be answered easily : When should I use Aurora and when RDS MySQL?
DBaaS cloud services allow users to use databases without configuring physical hardware and infrastructure, and without installing software. I’m not sure if there is […]

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