Insight for Developers

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 Delivers Increased Reliability, Performance and Security

Percona Server for MySQL 5.7

Percona released a Release Candidate (RC) version of Percona Server for MySQL 8.0, the company’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL Community Edition. Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 includes all the features of MySQL Community Edition 8.0, along with enterprise-class features from Percona that make it ideal for enterprise production environments. The latest release […]

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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 Is an Ideal Solution for Even More Production Use Cases

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the planned release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0, the latest version of the company’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition. Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 includes all the features of MongoDB Community Edition 4.0, along with enterprise-class features from Percona that make it ideal for enterprise production environments.
Percona Server for […]

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PostgreSQL locking, part 2: heavyweight locks

Locking in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL locking visibility for application developers and DBAs is in most cases related to heavyweight locks. Complex database locking operations require full instrumentation using views from the system catalog. It should be clear which object is locked by a specific database “backend” process. An alternative name for any lock is “bottleneck”. In order to […]

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Reclaiming space on your Docker PMM server deployment

reclaiming space Docker PMM

Recently we had a customer that had issues with a filled disk on the server hosting their Docker pmm-server environment. They were not able to access the web UI, or even stop the pmm-server container because they had filled the /var/ mount point.
Setting correct expectations
The best way to avoid these kinds of issues in […]

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Upcoming Webinar Thurs 10/25: Why Do Developers Prefer MongoDB?

Why Do Developers Prefer MongoDB?

Please join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect Tim Vaillancourt as he presents Why Do Developers Prefer MongoDB? on Thursday, October 25th, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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As the fastest growing database technology today, MongoDB® helps organizations and businesses across industries create scalable applications that would have been deemed […]

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PostgreSQL 11! Our First Take On The New Release

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You may be aware that the new major version of PostgreSQL has been released today. PostgreSQL 11 is going to be one of the most vibrant releases in recent times. It incorporates many features found in proprietary, industry-leading database systems, further qualifying PostgreSQL as a strong open source alternative.
Without further ado, let’s have a […]

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PostgreSQL locking, Part 1: Row Locks

PostgreSQL row level locks

An understanding of PostgreSQL locking is important to build scalable applications and avoid downtime. Modern computers and servers have many CPU cores and it’s possible to execute multiple queries in parallel. Databases containing many consistent structures with changes made by queries or background processes running in parallel could crash a database or even corrupt […]

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How to Fix ProxySQL Configuration When it Won’t Start

restart ProxySQL config

With the exception of the three configuration variables described here, ProxySQL will only parse the configuration files the first time it is started, or if the proxysql.db file is missing for some other reason.
If we want to change any of this data we need to do so via ProxySQL’s admin interface and then save them […]

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Upcoming Webinar Thurs 10/11: Build Highly Scalable IoT Architectures with Percona Server for MongoDB

Highly Scalable IoT Architectures

Please join Percona’s Product Manager for Percona Server for MongoDB, Jeff Sandstrom; Sr. Tech Ops Architect for MongoDB, Tim Vaillancourt; and Mesosphere’s Senior Director of Community and Evangelism, Matt Jarvis, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC–7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC–4), as they demonstrate how to build highly scalable Internet […]

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