Database Trends

Considering a Fully Managed DBaaS Offering For Your Business?

Fully Managed DBaaS

Our Solutions Engineers spend a significant amount of time talking to customers who are deployed in a DBaaS environment, or who are considering moving to DBaaS.
A common theme of these discussions is what a “fully-managed database service” actually means in real terms?
Our latest solution brief addresses this issue, comparing the “fully managed” offerings of […]

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Introduction to Vitess on Kubernetes for MySQL – Part I of III

Vitess on Kubernetes for MySQL 1

In this blog post series, we will discuss an overview of Vitess technology. Vitess is a database clustering solution for horizontal scaling of data sets currently suitable to 250Gb – 300Gb in sizes*. It’s a proven technology used by several web-scale companies including YouTube. PlanetScale is the company behind developing and supporting this open-sourced […]

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A Day in the Life of a Technical Account Manager

technical account manager percona

So, what do you do when you love technology but are ready for a change in the day-to-day activities of a DBA?  One consideration is to become a Technical Account Manager, or TAM for short.  At Percona, a TAM is an account manager who is also technical (the big “T” in TAM).  While everyone’s […]

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Implementing a Database Center of Excellence

Database Center of Excellence

In your organization, who decides what database platform will be utilized for that new application being built?  For many groups, that decision is made by the Development Team while for others, it is the Database Team.  But, which is best equipped to make that decision?  As is usually the case, the answer lies in […]

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The Shared Responsibility Model of Security in the Cloud

security in the cloud

When we think about the cloud, often we consider many of the benefits: scalability, elasticity, agility, and flexible pricing.  As great as these features are, security also remains a business-critical concern. In an on-premise environment, every aspect of security is owned by you.  Looking at the database layer specifically, these include (but are not […]

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