Insight for DBAs

The Most Important Skills for an SRE, DBRE, or DBA

Important Skills for an SRE DBRE or DBA

I have talked extensively about the DBA’s evolving role and how many DBA’s and operations professionals are now becoming SRE’s (site reliability engineers) or DBRE’s (database reliability engineers). Often, databases get blamed as the bottleneck for application slowdowns and issues, so DBAs have had to develop the skills needed to chase problems up and […]

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MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 are End of Life

MySQL 5.6 End of Life

MySQL 5.6.51 is the last release of the MySQL 5.6 series. Oracle will no longer provide updates or security fixes for this version.
Following Percona’s Release Lifecycle policies, the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series has reached End of Life (EOL) as well, and we will no longer provide public builds for bugs and security […]

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Bare Systemd Method to Create an XFS Mount

Bare Systemd Method to Create an XFS Mount

For MongoDB data directories only XFS is recommended. The ext4 filesystem isn’t so bad but when there are a very, very high number of random accesses (which WiredTiger can reach) it can hit a bottleneck. To be fair most deployments will never hit this bottleneck, but it does remain an official production recommendation of […]

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Top 5 Features Developers Love About MongoDB

Developers Love About MongoDB

MongoDB is one of the most admired and effortless NoSQL databases to set up. Developers want to spend time building the features for their application, and with MongoDB, developers can build the application quickly while utilizing well-supported infrastructure and high availability with automatic failover.
In this blog post, we will discuss the top five things […]

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Request for Comments: Global Processlist in Percona Monitoring and Management

Global Processlist in Percona Monitoring and Management

One piece of feedback I often hear from users of Percona Monitoring and Management  (PMM) is that while the Query Analytics feature is great and provides a lot of insights into queries the server handled, it can’t help us to see which queries are running now.
Problem Statement
Real-time access to queries that are running right […]

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