Cloud and MySQL

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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Migrating to Amazon Aurora: Reduce the Unknowns

Migrating to Amazon Aurora

Migrating to Amazon Aurora. Shutterstock.com
In this Checklist for Success series, we will discuss reducing unknowns when hosting in the cloud using and migrating to Amazon Aurora. These tips might also apply to other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings.
While DBaaS encapsulates a lot of the moving pieces, it also means relying on this approach […]

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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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Taboola and Percona Host a Meetup in Tel Aviv, Oct 3

Percona Taboola Meetup in Tel Aviv

From time to time, Percona hosts and co-hosts events around the world, often at no cost for attendees. The common focus for these events is, of course, open source databases. On October 3 2018, we team up with Taboola for an evening of talks suitable for all levels of expertise, addressing both the how […]

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Scaling IO-Bound Workloads for MySQL in the Cloud

InnoDB / MyRocks throughput on IO1

Is increasing GP2 volumes size or increasing IOPS for IO1 volumes a valid method for scaling IO-Bound workloads? In this post I’ll focus on one question: how much can we improve performance if we use faster cloud volumes? This post is a continuance of previous cloud research posts:

Saving With MyRocks in The Cloud
Percona XtraDB […]

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Webinar Wed 8/29: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

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Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Nearly everyone today uses some form of database in the hosted cloud. You can use hosted MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, and PostgreSQL in several […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 50: Percona Live Europe Sessions, PostgreSQL in Google Cloud

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Grading is underway for talks at Percona Live Europe 2018. I understand that by next week you will see the tutorial schedule released. As part of the program committee, I have enjoyed reviewing tutorials, and […]

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Using AWS EC2 instance store vs EBS for MySQL: how to increase performance and decrease cost

AWS EC2 MySQL cost savings

If you are using large EBS GP2 volumes for MySQL (i.e. 10TB+) on AWS EC2, you can increase performance and save a significant amount of money by moving to local SSD (NVMe) instance storage. Interested? Then read on for a more detailed examination of how to achieve cost-benefits and increase performance from this implementation.
EBS […]

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