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Webinar Thursday September 22 – Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster

 | September 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MongoDB, MySQL

e-commerce disaster

Join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt on Thursday, September 22, at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) for the webinar Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster. This webinar will provide some best practices to ensure the performance of your system under high-traffic conditions. Can your retail site handle the traffic […]

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How X Plugin Works Under the Hood

 | September 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

X Plugin

In this blog post, we’ll look at what MySQL does under the hood to transform NoSQL requests to SQL (and then store them in InnoDB transactional engine) when using the X Plugin. X Plugin allows MySQL to function as a document store. We don’t need to define any schema or use SQL language while still […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Best Practices for Your E-Commerce Database

 | September 14, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MongoDB, MySQL, Technical Webinars

E-Commerce Database

This blog post discusses how you can protect your e-commerce database from a high traffic disaster. Databases power today’s e-commerce. Whether it’s listing items on your site, contacting your distributor for inventory, tracking shipments, payments, or customer data, your database must be up, running, tuned and available for your business to be successful. There is […]

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Basic Housekeeping for MySQL Indexes

 | September 9, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MySQL Indexes

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the basic housekeeping steps for MySQL indexes. We all know that indexes can be the difference between a high-performance database and a bad/slow/painful query ride. It’s a critical part that needs deserves some housekeeping once in a while. So, what should you check? In no particular order, […]

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pt-online-schema-change (if misused) can’t save the day

 | May 24, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Replication

MySQL-replication

In this blog post we’ll discuss pt-online-schema-change, and how to correctly use it. Always use pt-osc? Altering large tables can be still a problematic DBA task, even now after we’ve improved Online DDL features in MySQL 5.6 and 5.7. Some ALTER types are still not online, or sometimes just too expensive to execute on busy production […]

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Better high availability: MySQL and Percona XtraDB Cluster with good application design

 | December 21, 2015 |  Posted In: High-availability, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Replication, XtraDB Cluster

High Availability Have you ever wondered if your application should be able to work in read-only mode? How important is that question? MySQL seems to be the most popular database solution for web-based products. Most typical Internet application workloads consist of many reads, with usually few writes. There are exceptions of course – MMO games […]

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Using dbsake to recover table structure from .frm files and process mysqldump output

 | December 16, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

We work on data recoveries quite often. In many cases, we recover table structures from the .frm files because there was no backup available. There is already a great blog post by my colleague Miguel Ángel Nieto about how we can recover structures from .frm files using MySQL utilities. This works pretty well and we prefer […]

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