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Docker MySQL Replication 101

 | March 30, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Docker, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Replication

Docker

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the basics regarding Docker MySQL replication. Docker has gained widespread popularity in recent years as a lightweight alternative to virtualization. It is ideal for building virtual development and testing environments. The solution is flexible and seamlessly integrates with popular CI tools.   This post walks through the setup of MySQL […]

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Bare-metal servers for button-push database-as-a-service

and  | January 11, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL DBaaS

Enterprises’ demand flexibility, scalability and efficiency to keep up with the demands of their customers — while maintaining the bottom line. To solve this, they’re running to cloud infrastructure services to both cut costs and take advantage of cutting-edge technology innovations. Clouds have brought simplicity and ease of use to infrastructure management. However, with this […]

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2016 Percona Live Tutorials Schedule is UP!

 | December 29, 2015 |  Posted In: Big Data, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, Percona Live

12 Days Until Percona Live

We are excited to announce that the tutorial schedule for the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 is up! The schedule shows all the details for each of our informative and enlightening Percona Live tutorial sessions, including insights into InnoDB, MySQL 5.7, MongoDB 3.2 and RocksDB. These tutorials are a must for any data performance professional! The […]

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Amazon Aurora in sysbench benchmarks

 | December 3, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

In my previous post Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper, I promised benchmark results on Amazon Aurora. There are already some results available from Amazon itself: https://d0.awsstatic.com/product-marketing/Aurora/RDS_Aurora_Performance_Assessment_Benchmarking_v1-2.pdf. There are also some from Marco Tusa: http://www.tusacentral.net/joomla/index.php/mysql-blogs/175-aws-aurora-benchmarking-blast-or-splash.html. Amazon used quite a small dataset in their benchmark: 250 tables, with 25000 rows each, which in my calculation corresponds to 4.5GB […]

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Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper

 | November 16, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Recently my colleague (by Percona) Yves Trudeau and colleague (by industry) Marco Tusa published their materials on Amazon Aurora. Indeed, Amazon Aurora is a hot topic these days, and we have a stream of customer inquiries regarding this technology. I’ve decided to form my own opinion, and nothing is better than a personal, hands-on experience, which I […]

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Percona Live 2016 Call for Papers Open! Introducing: Community Voting

 | October 20, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL

The Call for Papers for the fifth annual Percona Live Data Performance Conference and Expo (formerly MySQL Conference and Expo) taking place April 18-21, 2016, in Santa Clara, California, is now officially open! Ask yourself… “Do I have…” Fresh ideas? Enlightening case studies? Insight on best practices? In-depth technical knowlege? If the answer to any of these is “YES,” then you […]

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Q&A: High availability when using MySQL in the cloud

 | June 19, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

Last week I hosted a webinar on using MySQL in the cloud for High Availability (HA) alongside 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper. You can watch the recording and also download the slides (free) here. Just click the “Register” button at the end of that page. We had several excellent questions and we didn’t have time […]

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Improving Percona XtraDB Cluster SST startup with Google Compute Engine snapshots

 | March 3, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

As the need for information grows so does the size of data we need to keep in our databases. SST is unavoidable for spinning up new nodes in a PXC cluster and when datasets reach the “terra-byte” range this becomes ever more cumbersome requiring many hours for a new node to synchronize. More often that not, […]

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Google Compute Engine adds Percona XtraDB Cluster to click-to-deploy process

 | November 21, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I’m happy to announce that Google has added Click-to-deploy functionality for Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) on Google Cloud Compute nodes. This gives you the ability to rapidly spin up a cluster for experimentation, performance testing, or even production use on Google Compute Engine virtual machines. What is Percona XtraDB Cluster? Percona XtraDB Cluster is a […]

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What I learned while migrating a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS

 | July 28, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support

Hi, I recently had the experience of assisting with a migration of a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service). Amazon RDS is a great platform for hosting your MySQL installation and offers the following list of pros and cons: You can scale your CPU, IOPS, and storage space separately by using Amazon […]

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