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High Availability Poll Results

 | August 2, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability, Insight for Developers

high availability poll

This blog reports the results of Percona’s high availability poll. High availability (HA) is always a hot topic. The reality is that if your data is not available, your customers cannot do business with you. In fact, estimates show the average cost of downtime is about $5K per minute. With an average outage taking 40 […]

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Using Ceph with MySQL

 | July 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, High-availability, MySQL, OpenStack

Ceph

Over the last year, the Ceph world drew me in. Partly because of my taste for distributed systems, but also because I think Ceph represents a great opportunity for MySQL specifically and databases in general. The shift from local storage to distributed storage is similar to the shift from bare disks host configuration to LVM-managed […]

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Webinar Thursday June 23: Choosing a MySQL High Availability Solution Today

 | June 20, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL

MySQL High Availability

Please join Percona, Technical Account Manager, Michael Patrick on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10 AM PDT (UTC-7) as he presents “Choosing a MySQL High Availability Solution Today.” High availability (HA) is one of the solutions to improve performance, avoid data outages, and recover quickly from disasters. An HA environment helps guarantee that your database doesn’t […]

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Choosing MySQL High Availability Solutions

 | June 7, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability

MySQL High Availability Solutions

In this blog post we’ll look at various MySQL high availability solutions, and examine their pluses and minuses. High availability environments provide substantial benefit for databases that must remain available. A high availability database environment co-locates a database across multiple machines, any one of which can assume the functions of the database. In this way, […]

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Take Percona’s one-click high availability poll

 | May 23, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability

high availability poll

Wondering what high availability (HA) solutions are most popular? Take our high availability poll below! HA is always a hot topic. The reality is that if your data is not available, your customers cannot do business with you. In fact, estimates show the average cost of downtime is about $5K per minute. With an average […]

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How We Made MySQL Great Again, or Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

and  | April 26, 2016 |  Posted In: GTID, High-availability, MySQL, Orchestrator, Percona Server, Replication

Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

In this blog post, we’ll discuss upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator. I recently had a client, Life360, that wanted to upgrade from Percona Server 5.5 to Percona Server 5.6, and implement GTID in their high transaction environment. They had co-masters and multiple read slaves. Orchestrator made this job much easier for us. My colleague, Tibi, recently posted […]

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Docker MySQL Replication 101

 | March 30, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Docker, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Server, Replication

Docker

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the basics regarding Docker MySQL replication. Docker has gained widespread popularity in recent years as a lightweight alternative to virtualization. It is ideal for building virtual development and testing environments. The solution is flexible and seamlessly integrates with popular CI tools.   This post walks through the setup of MySQL […]

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How MaxScale monitors servers

 | March 2, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability, Maxscale, MySQL

maxscale monitors servers

In this post, we’ll address how MaxScale monitors servers. We saw in the We saw in the previous post how we could deal with high availability (HA) and read-write split using MaxScale. If you remember from the previous post, we used this section to monitor replication:

But what are we monitoring? We are monitoring […]

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High availability with asynchronous replication… and transparent R/W split

 | February 25, 2016 |  Posted In: GTID, High-availability, MariaDB, Maxscale, MySQL

High availability with asynchronous replication

In this post, the first one of a Maxscale series, I describe how to use MariaDB’s MaxScale and MySQL-utilities with MySQL Asynchronous replication. When we talk about high availability with asynchronous replication, we always think about MHA or PRM. But if we want to transparently use the slave(s) for READs, what can we use ? Description: […]

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Better high availability: MySQL and Percona XtraDB Cluster with good application design

 | December 21, 2015 |  Posted In: High-availability, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Replication, XtraDB Cluster

High Availability Have you ever wondered if your application should be able to work in read-only mode? How important is that question? MySQL seems to be the most popular database solution for web-based products. Most typical Internet application workloads consist of many reads, with usually few writes. There are exceptions of course – MMO games […]

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