Insight for Developers

Upcoming Webinar Thurs 1/24: Databases Gone Serverless?

Databases Gone Serverless Webinar

Please join Percona’s Senior Technical Manager, Alkin Tezuysal, as he presents Databases Gone Serverless? on Thursday, January 24th, at 6:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Serverless computing is becoming more popular with developers. For instance, it enables them to build and run applications without needing to operate and manage servers. This talk […]

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Upcoming Webinar Thurs 1/17: How to Rock with MyRocks

How to Rock with MyRocks

Please join Percona’s Chief Technology Officer, Vadim Tkachenko, as he presents How to Rock with MyRocks on Thursday, January 17th at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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MyRocks is a new storage engine from Facebook and is available in Percona Server for MySQL. In what cases will you want to use […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wed 1/9: Walkthrough of Percona Server MySQL 8.0

Walkthrough of Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Please join Percona’s MySQL Product Manager, Tyler Duzan as he presents Walkthrough of Percona Server MySQL 8.0 on Wednesday, January 9th at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM (UTC-4).
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Our Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 software is the company’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL Community Edition. The software includes all of the […]

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Upcoming Webinar Friday 1/4: High-Performance PostgreSQL, Tuning and Optimization Guide

High-Performance PostgreSQL, Tuning and Optimization Guide

Please join Percona’s Senior Software Engineer, Ibrar Ahmed as he presents his High-Performance PostgreSQL, Tuning and Optimization Guide on Friday, January, 4th, at 8:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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PostgreSQL is one of the leading open-source databases. Out of the box, the default PostgreSQL configuration is not tuned for any workload. […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wed 12/12: MySQL 8 for Developers

MySQL 8 for Developers

Please join Percona’s CEO Peter Zaitsev as he presents MySQL 8 for Developers on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5).
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There are many great new features in MySQL 8, but how exactly can they help your application? This session takes a practical look at MySQL 8 […]

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Nondeterministic Functions in MySQL (i.e. rand) Can Surprise You

MySQL non deterministic functions rand

Working on a test case with sysbench, I encountered this:

MySQL

mysql> select * from sbtest1 where id = round(rand()*10000, 0);
+——+——–+————————————————————————————————————————-+————————————————————-+
| id | k | c […]

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MongoDB 4.0: Using ACID Multi-Document Transactions

mongodb 4.0 acid compliant transactions

MongoDB 4.0 is around, and there are a lot of new features and improvements. In this article we’re going to focus on the major feature which is, undoubtedly, the support for multi-document ACID transactions. This novelty for a NoSQL database could be seen as a way to get closer to the relational world. Well, […]

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MySQL High Availability: Stale Reads and How to Fix Them

solutions for MySQL Stale Reads

Continuing on the series of blog posts about MySQL High Availability, today we will talk about stale reads and how to overcome this issue.
The Problem
Stale reads is a read operation that fetches an incorrect value from a source that has not synchronized an update operation to the value (source Wiktionary).
A practical scenario is when […]

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Identifying Unused Indexes in MongoDB

mongodb index usage stats PMM visualization

Like MySQL, having too many indexes on a MongoDB collection not only affects overall write performance, but disk and memory resources as well. While MongoDB holds predictably well in scaling both reads and writes options, maintaining a heathly schema design should always remain a core character of a good application stack.
Aside from knowing when […]

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Installing and Configuring JIT in PostgreSQL 11

JIT with PostgreSQL

Just-in-time (JIT in PostgreSQL) compilation of SQL statements is one of the highlighted features in PostgreSQL 11. There is great excitement in the community because of the many claims of up to a 30% jump in performance. Not all queries and workloads get the benefit of JIT compilation. So you may want to test your workload against this […]

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