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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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Using gh-ost with Amazon Aurora for MySQL

 | June 7, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Cloud and MySQL

gh-ost online schema change

In this day and age of agile methodologies and fast-paced development methods, database schema changes are as inevitable as the growth of data. We have been thoroughly familiar with the effectivity of pt-online-schema-change for the last couple of years but it has one limitation. If the table is too hot to acquire metadata locks to […]

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The Evolution of the DBA in an “As-A-Service” World

 | April 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Managed Services, Percona Support

DBA

The requirements for managing and running a database in a modern enterprise have evolved over the past ten years. Those in charge of running enterprise databases have seen their focus shift from ensuring access and availability, to architecture, design and scalability responsibilities. Web-first companies pioneered the change by charging site reliability engineers (SRE’s) or multi-faceted […]

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Percona Live 2018: POLARDB, an InnoDB Based Shared-Everything Storage Solution

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, InnoDB, open source databases, Percona Live

Inaam Alibaba Percona Live 2018

We’re heading into the home stretch at Percona Live 2018, but the sessions are continuing. I was able to attend a talk this afternoon given by Inaam Rana, a Database Developer at Alibaba Cloud, on PolarDB, an InnoDB based shared-everything storage solution. POLARDB provides read scale out on shared everything architecture. It features 100% backward […]

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Percona Live 2018 Keynotes, Day Two

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Database Monitoring, MongoDB, Percona Live

Percona Live 2018 Panel Keynote

Welcome to Percona Live 2018 keynotes, day two! Day two of Percona Live 2018 looks to be as filled with great talks as day one. Today we started with keynote presentations from Percona, a panel on the evolution of databases and talks from VividCortex and Upwork. You can view the recording of today’s keynotes here. Percona […]

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Percona Live 2018 Sessions: Ghostferry – the Swiss Army Knife of Live Data Migrations with Minimum Downtime

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Live, Replication

Shuhao Ghostferry Percona Live 2018 Sessions

In this blog post on Percona Live 2018 sessions, we’ll talk with Shuhoa Wu, Software Developer for Shopify, Inc. about how Ghostferry is the Swiss Army knife of live data migrations. Existing tools like mysqldump and replication cannot migrate data between GTID-enabled MySQL and non-GTID-enabled MySQL – a common configuration across multiple cloud providers that cannot be […]

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Percona Live 2018 Sessions: Microsoft Built MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB for the Cloud

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Live, PostgreSQL

Percona Live 2018 Sessions Microsoft Azure

In this blog post on Percona Live 2018 sessions, we’ll talk with Jun Su, Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft about how Microsoft built MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB for the cloud. Offering MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB database services in the cloud is different than doing so on-premise. Latency, connection redirection, optimal performance configuration are just a few […]

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Percona’s New Services and Software Products Help Organizations Achieve Performant, Durable Database Environments

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MongoDB, Percona Live, Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona's New Services and Software

Percona’s new services and software products, including a new Percona DBA service, new support tiers, and the general availability of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6, the latest version of Percona’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for the MongoDB Community Edition are designed to provide enterprises with the performant and durable database environments needed to support critical applications […]

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Percona Live 2018 Featured Talk: Data Integrity at Scale with Alexis Guajardo

 | April 23, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, Percona Live, Security

Alexis Google Percona Live 2018

Welcome to another interview blog for the rapidly-approaching Percona Live 2018. Each post in this series highlights a Percona Live 2018 featured talk at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter. This blog post highlights Alexis Guajardo, Senior Software Engineer at Google.com. His session talk is titled […]

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