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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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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

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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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5 great new features from Percona Cloud Tools for MySQL

 | August 19, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

It’s been three months since we announced anything for Percona Cloud Tools, not because we’ve been idle but because we’ve been so busy the time flew by!  Here’s the TL;DR to pique your interest: EXPLAIN queries in real-time through the web app Query Analytics for Performance Schema Dashboards: customizable, shared groups of charts Install and […]

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Amazon RDS with MySQL 5.6 – Configuration Variables

 | August 21, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Technical Webinars

One longstanding complaint I have heard for the past several years, and still hear today, is that Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) does not allow the configuration flexibility as running MySQL in an ec2 instance. While true, this ignores the consistent work that Amazon has done to provide access to the most important configuration variables […]

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TokuMX is MongoDB on steroids

 | June 25, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

I am actually quite excited about Tokutek’s release of TokuMX. I think it is going to change the landscape of database systems and it is finally something that made me looking into NoSQL. Why is TokuMX interesting? A few reasons: It comes with transactions, and all that good stuff that transactions provide: a concurrent access […]

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Why use encrypted backup with Percona XtraBackup 2.1 for MySQL?

 | April 10, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Software

We just released our first alpha of Percona XtraBackup 2.1 for MySQL and with it we included the ability to encrypt backups on the fly (full documentation here). This feature is different than simply piping the backup stream through the openssl or gpg binaries, which is what some people have used in the past. A big […]

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Facebook at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo and Advanced Registration Ending Soon

 | March 19, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

Facebook is a major user of MySQL and has pushed the performance limits of the technology. Their MySQL experts have deep, hands on knowledge of the technology. I’m pleased to welcome Mark Callaghan, Software Engineer for Database Infrastructure at Facebook, back again this year to the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo to share his […]

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MySQL Backup tools used by Percona Remote DBA for MySQL

 | March 13, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL

As part of Percona Remote DBA for MySQL service we recognize that reliable backups are one of the most important things we can bring to the table. In my experience handling emergencies, the single worst thing that can happen is finding out you don’t have backups available when some sort of data loss or catastrophic […]

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