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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.2, now with Amazon RDS support

 | March 14, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.2. Changelog: * Added Nagios plugin and Cacti template for Amazon RDS * Added Nagios config template to the documentation * Added an option to pmp-check-pt-table-checksum to check MAX(ts) of latest checksum * Added generic Nagios plugin for PT tables * Extended pmp-check-mysql-processlist with […]

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Running MySQL 5.6 on Amazon RDS: Webinar followup questions answered

 | September 4, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Technical Webinars

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s webinar, Running MySQL 5.6 on Amazon RDS.” If you weren’t able to attend, the recording and slides are available for viewing/download (or, if you were able to attend and just want to see it again). I’ve also answered the questions I didn’t have a chance to field during […]

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Amazon RDS with MySQL 5.6 – Configuration Variables

 | August 21, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, 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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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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