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MySQL and Linux Context Switches

 | November 9, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL

Context Switches

In this blog post, I’ll look at MySQL and Linux context switches and what is the normal number per second for a database environment. You might have heard many times about the importance of looking at the number of context switches to indicate if MySQL is suffering from the internal contention issues. I often get […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 13: MariaDB, M18 and YugaByte

 | November 3, 2017 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. This week we saw the closing of the CFPs for MariaDB’s user conference, M18. Peter Zaitsev and I submitted for Percona (don’t forget that there is also a developer’s conference tacked on to this event). We […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 Is Now Available

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, open source databases, Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. This release contains fixes to bugs found after Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0 was released. It also introduces two important improvements. We replaced the btrfs file system with XFS in AMI and OVF images, and the Prometheus dashboard has been enhanced to offer more information. For install and upgrade instructions, […]

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MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality Check

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL

MySQL vs. MariaDB

In this blog, we’ll provide a comparison between MySQL vs. MariaDB (including Percona Server for MySQL). Introduction The goal of this blog post is to evaluate, at a higher level, MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server for MySQL side-by-side to better inform the decision making process. It is largely an unofficial response to published comments from […]

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MySQL Dashboard Improvements in Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0

 | October 31, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, InnoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

In this blog post, I’ll walk through some of the improvements to the Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) MySQL dashboard in release 1.4.0. As the part of Percona Monitoring and Management development, we’re constantly looking for better ways to visualize information and help you to spot and resolve problems faster. We’ve made some updates to the […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.19-29.22-3 is now available

 | October 30, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, ProxySQL

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7

Percona announces the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.19-29.22-3 on October 27, 2017. Binaries are available from the downloads section or our software repositories. NOTE: You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.19-29.22-3 is now the current release, based on the following: Percona Server 5.7.19-17 Galera […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.37-26.21-3 is Now Available

 | October 30, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, ProxySQL

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7

Percona announces the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.37-26.21-3 on October 27, 2017. Binaries are available from the downloads section or our software repositories. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.37-26.21-3 is now the current release, based on the following: Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.37-82.2 Galera Replication library 3.21 wsrep API version 26 All Percona software is open-source and […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 12: Open Source Summit Europe and Open Source Entrepreneur Network

 | October 27, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. This week was exciting from a Percona exposure standpoint. We were at Open Source Summit Europe. I gave two talks and participated in a panel, as the co-located event for the Open Source Entrepreneur Network happened […]

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JSON Output of the pmm-admin list Command

 | October 25, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

In this blog post, we’ll look at Percona Monitoring and Management’s pmm-admin list command. The pmm-admin list command shows all monitoring services you have added using the pmm-admin add command. Starting with version 1.4.0, Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) also lists external monitoring services when you run pmm-admin list, i.e., those services that monitor the backends not supported out of the box (such as PostgreSQL databases). […]

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Community Matters

 | October 24, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, OpenStack

Community Matters

Building on community Percona is very committed to open source database software. We think of ourselves as unbiased champions of open source database solutions. With that, we also carry a responsibility to the open source database community – whether MySQL®, MongoDB®, ProxySQL or other open source database technology. We’ve seen that, and taken action by […]

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