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 […]Read more
Recently, one of our customers asked us how to minimize downtime when upgrading the database structure with changes that are not backwards-compatible. It’s an interesting question and I would like to visit some alternatives here. I will use PostgreSQL for this series of posts and walk through updatable views, INSTEAD OF Triggers, and the […]Read more
In the last few days, there has been information released about yet another alleged data leak, placing in jeopardy “…[the] personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses.” In this case, the “victim” was Exactis, for whom data collection and data security are core business functions.
Some takeaways […]
I frequently talk to our customer base about what keeps them up at night. While there is a large variance of answers, they tend to fall into one of two categories. The first is the conditioned fear of some monster lurking behind the scenes that could pounce at any time. The second, of course, […]Read more
Announcing the opening of the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, call for papers. It will be open from now until December 22, 2017.
Our theme is “Championing Open Source Databases,” with topics of MySQL, MongoDB and other open source databases, including PostgreSQL, time series databases and RocksDB. Sessions tracks include Developers, Operations […]
For most people (including me until recently) database XA transactions are a fuzzy concept. In over eight years with Percona, I have never had to deal with XA transactions. Then a few weeks ago I got two customers having issues with XA transactions. That deserves a post.
Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Percona Live Europe Dublin
Are you affected by the Ryanair flight cancellations? Have you made alternative arrangements? Have you registered for the community dinner? Even speakers have to register, so this is a separate ticket cost! There […]
In this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
Note: I am giving a talk on Backups and Disaster Recovery Best Practices on July 27th.
When discussing disaster recovery, it’s important to take your business’ continuity plan into consideration. Backup and recovery processes are a critical part of any application infrastructure.
A well-tested […]