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RDS for Aurora unveiled at AWS re:Invent

 | November 14, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Server

One of the big announcements at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2014 conference this week was the unveiling of Aurora. The result of years of internal work, Aurora, currently in preview, is a MySQL 5.6-compatible option that “combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases” on […]

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More then 1000 columns – get transactional with TokuDB

 | September 25, 2014 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, TokuDB

Recently I encountered a specific situation in which a customer was forced to stay with the MyISAM engine due to a legacy application using tables with over 1000 columns. Unfortunately InnoDB has a limit at this point. I did not expect to hear this argument for MyISAM. It is usually about full text search or […]

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OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

 | September 12, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, OpenStack

I am proud to announce OpenStack Live, a new annual conference that will run in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. The inaugural event, OpenStack Live 2015, is April 13-14, 2015. We are lining up a strong Conference Committee and are now accepting […]

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Make a difference! See the world! Speak at Percona Live London; Santa Clara!

 | August 15, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live

Twice each year members of the global open-source community converge on London in November and Santa Clara in April to network with, and learn from, some of the world’s most experienced and accomplished system architects, developers and DBAs. And now it’s time for YOU to give back to this diverse and growing MySQL community. The […]

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Q&A: Even More Deadly Mistakes of MySQL Development

 | July 17, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, Technical Webinars

On Wednesday I gave a presentation on “How to Avoid Even More Common (but Deadly) MySQL Development Mistakes” for Percona MySQL Webinars.  If you missed it, you can still register to view the recording and my slides. Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to folks who asked the great questions.  I answered as many as we had […]

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High Availability with mysqlnd_ms on Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | July 16, 2014 |  Posted In: High-availability, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

This is the second part of my series on High Availability with mysqlnd_ms. In my first post, “Simple MySQL Master HA with mysqlnd_ms,” I showed a simple HA solution using asynchronous MySQL replication. This time we will see how to leverage an all-primary cluster where you can write to all nodes. In this post I used […]

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Simple MySQL Master HA with mysqlnd_ms

 | July 14, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

I had the pleasure of presenting to the PHP Users Group Philippines a few days ago about mysqlnd_ms. The mysqlnd plugin, MySQL Master Slave, is a transparent layer on top of mysqlnd extension. This allows you to do read-write splitting and slave reads load balancing without needing to change anything from your application. But do […]

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Architecture and Design of MySQL-powered applications: June 11 Webinar

 | June 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, Technical Webinars

The architecture of MySQL-powered applications is one of my favorite topics to talk about. It’s a very important topic because if you do not get the architecture right then you’re very likely to fail with your project – either from the standpoint of failing with performance, high availability or security requirements… or failing to deliver […]

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