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Oracle Technical Experts at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

 | March 12, 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, XtraDB Cluster

I’m pleased to announce that Oracle is sending some of their top technical people to speak at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The conference takes place April 22-25, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Santa Clara. Tomas Ulin, VP, MySQL Engineering for Oracle, will present an invited keynote talk on […]

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Minimizing Downtime from Lengthy AWS Outages

 | October 24, 2012 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Well, it happened again…  Another lengthy EBS outage in the US-East region impacted several sites across the net.  While failures like this are rare, they can be quite costly and translate into headaches for the operations team when impact production systems for any length of time.  At Percona, we routinely help clients architect and deploy […]

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Percona welcomes Drizzle 7.1

 | April 10, 2012 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL

The Drizzle team has published the first Drizzle 7.1 stable release. The announcement on the Drizzle blog covers some of the major improvements in this release over the previous stable release, Drizzle 7.0. I plan to write a variety of blog posts on each of the new features over the coming weeks. Major features include: Multi […]

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Diamond Keynote Panel, BOFs, Lightning Talks, and McAfee and AOL Sponsorships

 | April 2, 2012 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Software, XtraDB Cluster

I’m excited by all of the recent developments surrounding the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo! Our own Baron Schwartz will moderate the Diamond Keynote Panel entitled “Future Perfect: The Road Ahead for MySQL” which will feature a panel of MySQL industry leaders, including: Sundar Raghavan, director product management at Amazon; Paul Mikesell, CEO of […]

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BOFs and Lightning Talks Announced for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo

 | March 22, 2012 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Software, XtraDB Cluster

The Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo is going to be awesome! Great speakers, an A-list of sponsors, countless opportunities to engage with the community, and an enthusiastic crowd of MySQL users ensure this is going to be a great event. The conference features 72 breakout sessions, keynotes by leading industry luminaries, an optional day […]

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What’s up with HandlerSocket?

 | March 28, 2011 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Software

I’ve presented at two different venues about HandlerSocket recently and the number one question that always arises is: Why hasn’t HandlerSocket become more popular than it is? Considering how fast and awesome HandlerSocket is, it’s not seeing as rapid adoption as some might expect. I theorize that there are five reasons for this:

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