Database Trends

Why the Heck Are So Many Databases Being Breached, Leaked, and Hacked?

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How many times have we seen this headline lately: “X million records leaked in data breach”? The answer is, too many! 
In fact, because “millions of records” are starting to leak so frequently, larger news outlets are not covering the “smaller” leaks as often as they were a few years ago. These days it’s all […]

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Beyond Relational Databases: A Focus on Redis, MongoDB, and ClickHouse

Beyond Relational Databases

Many of us use and love relational databases… until we try and use them for purposes that aren’t their strong point. Queues, caches, catalogs, unstructured data, counters, and many other use cases, can be solved with relational databases, but are better served by alternative options.
Recently, Marcos Albe, Support Engineer at Percona, examined the goals, […]

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Top 7 Reasons Why Security Goes Wrong In A Database System

Why Security Goes Wrong In A Database System

Today I’m going to talk about my favorite trope, “database security”.
When done right, a good security policy not only protects your data but improves performance, system stability, and enhances the development life-cycle. When done wrong it not only risks the confidentiality and integrity of your data but it leaves your organization open to significant […]

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Solution Brief: How Percona Helped Patreon Realize the Value of Their Database Infrastructure

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Our latest Solution Brief uses our relationship with Patreon to detail the ways that Percona services work together to provide customers with a complete database infrastructure solution.
Last year Patreon enlisted Percona’s help with their MySQL databases. Utilizing the full range of Percona Services (Managed Services, Support, Consulting, and Training) has allowed Patreon to make […]

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Is MongoDB the New Oracle?

MongoDB New Oracle

Billy Duberstein’s article, If You Invested $1000 in MongoDB’s IPO, This Is How Much Money You’d Have Now, illustrated how much money you would have made if you had invested in the MongoDB IPO — over five times what you bought in at!
Although that’s impressive, what was really striking was the reasoning behind why […]

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