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High Availability for Enterprise-Grade PostgreSQL environments

High Availability PostgreSQL

High availability (HA) and database replication is a major topic of discussion for database technologists. There are a number of informed choices to be made to optimize PostgreSQL replication so that you achieve HA. In this post we introduce an overview of the topic, and cover some options available to achieve high availability in […]

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Upcoming Webinar Thurs 9/27: Best Practices Using Indexes in MongoDB

Best Practices Using Indexes in MongoDB

Please join Percona’s Principal Architect Alex Rubin as he presents Best Practices Using Indexes in MongoDB on Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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Indexes support the efficient execution of queries in MongoDB. Without indexes, MongoDB must perform a collection scan, i.e. scan every document in a collection, […]

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Securing PostgreSQL as an Enterprise-Grade Environment

PostgreSQL enterprise-grade security

In this post, we review how you can build an enhanced and secure PostgreSQL database environment using community software. We look at the features that are available in PostgreSQL that, when implemented, provide improved security.
As discussed in the introductory blog post of this series, in our webinar of October 10, 2018 we highlight important […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wed 9/19: Percona Server for MongoDB vs MongoDB Enterprise

MongoDB Enterprise Advanced

Please join Percona’s Senior Support Engineer, Adamo Tonete, as he presents Percona Server for MongoDB vs MongoDB Enterprise on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, at 12:30 PM PDT (UTC-7) / 3:30 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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In this webinar we will evaluate MongoDB Community, MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, and Percona Server for MongoDB side-by-side to better inform the decision […]

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PostgreSQL Webinar Wed Oct 10th – Enterprise-Grade PostgreSQL: Built on Open Source Tools

Enterprise PostgreSQL built with open source tools

Please join Percona’s PostgreSQL Support Technical Lead,  Avinash Vallarapu; Senior Support Engineer, Fernando Laudares; and Senior Support Engineer, Jobin Augustine, on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4), as they demonstrate an enterprise-grade PostgreSQL environment built using a combination of open source tools and extensions.
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How To Deploy PMM on Linode With StackScripts

rebuiild from a StackScript

In my previous blog post, I showed how to deploy Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) on Linode manually. It is pretty simple, but with a little coding it can be done even more easily using StackScripts
Here’s how:
1. Click on the “Add a Linode” and pick a Linode type you want to deploy.
2. Click on the deployed […]

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MongoDB: Investigate Queries with explain() and Index Usage (part 2)

MongoDB explain() method optimization tool

This is the second part of a two parts series. In MongoDB: index usage and MongoDB explain() we introduced the main index types supported by MongoDB, and how to create and use them. In this second article, we are going to see some examples on how to use explain() method to investigate queries. Do […]

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MongoDB: index usage and MongoDB explain() (part 1)

MongoDB index types

In this two part series, I’m going to explain explain. No, the repetition is not a pun or a typo. I’m talking about explain(), the most useful MongoDB feature to investigate a query. Here, I’ll introduce the index types available in MongoDB, their properties and how to create and use them. In the next article […]

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Is It a Read Intensive or a Write Intensive Workload?

innodb row operations featured

One of the common ways to classify database workloads is whether it is  “read intensive” or “write intensive”. In other words, whether the workload is dominated by reads or writes.
Why should you care? Because recognizing if the workload is read intensive or write intensive will impact your hardware choices, database configuration as well as […]

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Extend Metrics for Percona Monitoring and Management Without Modifying Code

PMM Extended Metrics

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) provides an excellent solution for system monitoring. Sometimes, though, you’ll have the need for a metric that’s not present in the list of node_exporter metrics out of the box. In this post, we introduce a simple method and show how to extend the list of available metrics without modifying the […]

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