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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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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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Upcoming Webinar Thurs 1/24: Databases Gone Serverless?

Databases Gone Serverless Webinar

Please join Percona’s Senior Technical Manager, Alkin Tezuysal, as he presents Databases Gone Serverless? on Thursday, January 24th, at 6:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Serverless computing is becoming more popular with developers. For instance, it enables them to build and run applications without needing to operate and manage servers. This talk […]

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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

differences MySQL aurora versions

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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AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) – Can We Get It Truly Elastic?

very old disk storage

At AWS Re:Invent 2018 there were many great announcements of AWS New Services and New Features, but one basic feature that I’ve been waiting for years to be released is still nowhere to be  found.
AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is great and it’s got better through the years, adding different storage types and features like Provisioned […]

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Percona Live 2019 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Percona Live CFP 2019

Announcing the opening of the Percona Live 2019 Open Source Database Conference call for papers. It will be open from now until January 20, 2019. The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019 takes place May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
Our theme this year is CONNECT. ACCELERATE. INNOVATE.
As a speaker at Percona Live, you’ll have the opportunity […]

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See Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev’s Keynote at AWS re:Invent: MySQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery

AWS re:Invent

Join Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev at AWS re:Invent as he presents MySQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in the Bellagio Resort, Level 1, Gaugin 2 at 1:45 PM.

In this hour-long session, Peter describes the differences between high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR), and then moves through scenarios detailing […]

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