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The Final Countdown: Are You Ready for Percona Live 2018?

 | April 20, 2018 |  Posted In: AWS, Containers, Database Monitoring, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, open source databases, Percona Live

Are you ready for Percona Live

It’s hard to believe Percona Live 2018 starts on Monday! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Santa Clara next week! Here are some quick highlights to remember: In addition to all the amazing sessions and keynotes we’ve announced, we’ll be hosting the MySQL Community Awards and the Lightning Talks on Monday during the Opening […]

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New MySQL 8.0 innodb_dedicated_server Variable Optimizes InnoDB from the Get-Go

 | March 26, 2018 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL 101, MySQL 8.0, Percona Monitoring and Management

MySQL 8.0 innodb_dedicated_server

In this post, we’ll look at the MySQL 8.0 innodb_dedicated_server variable. MySQL 8.0 introduces a new variable called innodb_dedicated_server. When enabled, it auto tunes innodb_buffer_pool_size, innodb_log_file_size and innodb_flush_method at startup (if these variables are not explicitly defined in my.cnf). The new MySQL 8.0 variable automatically sizes the following variables based on the RAM size of […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 33: Reporting from FOSSASIA 2018 and Azure Announces Database Services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

 | March 23, 2018 |  Posted In: AWS, Events and Announcements, JSON, MongoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Percona Live, PostgreSQL, ProxySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Writing to you on the ground from FOSSASIA 2018, where I gave a track introduction yesterday since we have a pretty awesome database track most Saturday, and generally, all MySQL focused on Sunday. There’s even a […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 32: Stack Overflow Developer Survey, SCALE16x and Interesting MySQL 8 Version Numbers

 | March 16, 2018 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, open source databases, PostgreSQL, ProxySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. SCALE16x is over. Percona had a large showing — both Peter Zaitsev & myself had talks, and the booth in the expo hall saw Rick Golba, Marc Sherwood, and Dave Avery also pop by. The lead […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 29: Percona Live Full Schedule, MariaDB Events, and a Matter of Compatibility

 | February 23, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL 8.0, Percona Live, Percona Server for MySQL, PostgreSQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. I think the biggest news from Percona-land is that besides the tutorial grid, the schedule for day 1 and day 2 are live! Also notice the many “sub-themes”: a 101 track, using MySQL, MongoDB, […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 25: Meltdown/Spectre still dominate, FOSDEM approaches and Timescale gets funding

 | January 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, AWS, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Percona Live, PostgreSQL, ProxySQL, XtraDB Cluster

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Still on Meltdown/Spectre, this time MariaDB Corporation has published Meltdown Vulnerability Impact On MariaDB Server – interesting the comparison between glibc/tcmalloc. Worthy Facebook thread about this too, with a bit of chat about MongoDB performance. […]

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MySQL 8.0.4 RC: auth_socket Users Beware!

 | January 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Security

MySQL 8.0.4 RC

The news that the latest MySQL 8.0.4 RC (release candidate) is available is indeed exciting. Unfortunately for users of the auth_socket plugin, dangers lie in wait! Back in November 2015, I reported Failure of auth_socket authentication with sha256_password as default. This prevents users that identify with the auth_socket plugin from logging in after SHA256 authentication has been […]

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Webinar Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Why We’re Excited About MySQL 8.0

and  | January 9, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Technical Webinars

MySQL 8.0 innodb_dedicated_server

Join Percona’s, CEO and Co-Founder, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Why We’re Excited About MySQL 8.0 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Experience: Basic Tags: Developer, DBAs, Operations, Executive, MySQL There are many great new features in MySQL 8.0, but how exactly can they help your applications? […]

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Thoughts on MySQL 8.0.3 RC – The First MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate

 | December 12, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Percona Server for MySQL, Quality Assurance

MySQL 8.0.3 Release Candidate

Percona’s Technical Director of Quality Assurance Roel Van de Paar shares his findings on the quality of MySQL 8.0.3 RC. On 21 September 2017, our upstream friends at Oracle released MySQL 8.0.3 RC as the first MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate. I tested the MySQL 8.0.3 Release Candidate branch with selected Percona bugfixes applied and built […]

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