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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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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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