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

 | July 17, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, Cloud and MySQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, ProxySQL

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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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.12.0 Is Now Available

 | June 27, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, Database Monitoring, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Server for MySQL, PMM

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. In release 1.12, we invested our efforts in the following areas: Visual Explain in […]

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Is Serverless Just a New Word for Cloud-Based?

 | June 20, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

serverless architecture

Serverless is a new buzzword in the database industry. Even though it gets tossed around often, there is some confusion about what it really means and how it really works. Serverless architectures rely on third-party Backend as a Service (BaaS) services. They can also include custom code that is run in managed, ephemeral containers on […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 40: a Peak at Blockchain, Lots of MariaDB News, then Back on the Road

 | June 1, 2018 |  Posted In: AWS, Events and Announcements, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, open source databases, Percona Server for MySQL, PostgreSQL, ProxySQL

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Shortly after the last dispatch, I jetted off for a spot of vacation (which really meant I was checking out the hype behind Blockchain with a database developer lens at the Blockchain Week NYC), and then […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.11.0 Is Now Available

 | May 23, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, Database Monitoring, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Server for MySQL, PMM

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. In PMM Release 1.11.0, we deliver the following changes: Configurable MySQL Slow Log Rotation […]

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About ZFS Performance

 | May 15, 2018 |  Posted In: AWS, Hardware and Storage, MySQL, ZFS

ZFS

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you likely know I like the ZFS filesystem a lot. ZFS has many very interesting features, but I am a bit tired of hearing negative statements on ZFS performance. It feels a bit like people are telling me “Why do you use InnoDB? I have read […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 39: a valuable time spent at rootconf.in

 | May 11, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, Events and Announcements, MyRocks, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Percona Live

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. rootconf.in 2018 just ended, and it was very enjoyable to be in Bangalore for the conference. The audience was large, the conversations were great, and overall I think this is a rather important conference if you’re […]

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How to Enable Amazon RDS Remote Access

 | May 8, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, Insight for DBAs

Amazon RDS remote access

It’s easy to enable Amazon RDS remote access when launching an Amazon RDS instance, but there can be many issues. I created this blog as a guide describing the various issues/configurations we might encounter. As the first step, we need to select a VPC where we will launch our Amazon RDS instance. The default VPC […]

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Percona Live 2018: Closing Ceremony with Lightning Talks

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, High-availability, InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, Percona Live

Mariella ViaSat Percona Live 2018

Percona Live 2018 is officially done! The closing ceremony ends the conference with a last few lightning talks and a prize giveaway. We ended the Percona Live 2018 conference the same way we started: with talks! This year, we had our lightning talks as part of our closing ceremony. They included: Amazon Aurora MySQL and […]

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Percona Live 2018 Keynotes, Day One

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, Benchmarks, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live 2018 Keynotes Sugu

Welcome to Percona Live 2018 keynotes, day one! Percona Live 2018 is up and running! We call this day one, but in reality, yesterday was filled with tutorials that provided excellent and practical information on how to get your MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB and PostgreSQL environments up, running and optimized. Today we started with keynote presentations […]

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