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Webinar Thursday, March 16, 2017: Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 | March 13, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Solutions Engineering, Technical Webinars

Amazon Web Services

Join Percona’s Solutions Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-7) for a webinar on Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Register Now This webinar covers the many challenges faced when migrating applications from on-premises into Amazon Web Services (AWS). It will specifically look at moving MySQL to […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups: Part 2

 | January 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, MongoDB, open source databases, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

This blog post is the second in a series covering MongoDB PIT backups. You can find the first part here. Sharding Makes Everything Fun(ner) The first blog post in this series looked at MongoDB backups in a simple single-replica set environment. In this post, we’ll look at the scale-out use case. When sharding, we have exactly […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups In Depth

 | December 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, open source databases, Percona Server, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

In this blog is an in-depth discussion of MongoDB PIT backups. Note: INTIMIDATION FREE ZONE!! This post is meant to give the reader most of the knowledge that is needed to understand the material. This includes basic MongoDB knowledge and other core concepts. I have tried to include links for further research where I can. […]

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Percona Live 2017 Sneak Peek Schedule Up Now! See the Available Sessions!

 | December 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Apache Spark, Big Data, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Database Monitoring, Docker, Events and Announcements, Group Replication, High-availability, InnoDB, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Orchestrator, Percona Live

Percona Live Featured Session

We are excited to announce that the sneak peek schedule for the Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference is up! The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is April 24th – 27th, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & The Santa Clara Convention Center. The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is […]

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Monitoring OS metrics for Amazon RDS with Grafana

 | October 25, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, Percona Monitoring and Management

OS Metrics

This article describes how to visualize and monitor OS metrics for Amazon RDS instances using Grafana. We use CloudWatch as a data source, and Grafana to query CloudWatch API in real-time to get data. The setup instructions include just four quick steps (assuming you already use Grafana). Setup 1. Create an IAM user on the AWS […]

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Take Percona’s One-Click 2017 Top Database Concerns Poll

 | October 10, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Database Monitoring, High-availability, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

2017 top database concerns

Take Percona’s One-Click 2017 Top Database Concerns Poll. With 2017 coming quick around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what next year is going to bring to the open source database community. We just finished Percona Live Europe 2017, and at the conference we looked at new technologies, new techniques, and new ideas. […]

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Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

 | July 1, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

In this blog post, I discuss some of the insights needed when using Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change together. The pt-online-schema-change tool runs DDL queries (ALTER) online so that the table is not locked for reads and writes. It is a commonly used tool by community users and customers. Using it on Amazon RDS requires knowing about some specific […]

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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

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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