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Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries

In this blog post we’ll discuss a caveat when downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries. Following the previous performance results in my last two posts on sysbench and primary keys (https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/04/07/mysql-5-7-sysbench-oltp-read-results-really-faster/ and https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/03/28/mysql-5-7-primary-key-lookup-results-is-it-really-faster/), I wanted to measure overhead …

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Understanding GCache and Record-Set Cache in Percona XtraDB Cluster

In this blog, we will examine the differences between GCache and Record-Set Cache in Percona XtraDB Cluster. In Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC), there is the concept of GCache and Record-Set cache (which can also be called transaction …

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Understanding Percona XtraDB Cluster threading model

In this blog, we’ll discuss how the Percona XtraDB Cluster threading model works. Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) creates a different set of threads to service its operations. These threads are in addition to existing MySQL threads. …

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MySQL Data at Rest Encryption

This blog post will discuss the issues and solutions for MySQL Data at Rest encryption. Data at Rest Encryption is not only a good-to-have feature, but it is also a requirement for HIPAA, PCI and …

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The first two Database Performance Team characters are . . .

And the first two Database Performance Team characters are . . . The last blog introduced the Database Performance Team. The Database Performance Team is comprised of our services experts, who work tirelessly every day …

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MySQL 5.7 sysbench OLTP read-only results: is MySQL 5.7 really faster?

This blog will look at MySQL 5.7 sysbench OLTP read-only results to determine if they are faster than previous versions. As promised in my previous post, I have checked MySQL 5.7 performance against previous versions …

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Percona Live: Advanced Percona XtraDB Cluster in a Nutshell, La Suite

This blog post will discuss what is necessary of the Percona Live  Advanced Percona XtraDB Cluster tutorial. Percona Live 2016 is happening in April! If you are attending, and you are registered to the Percona …

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EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON wrap-up

This blog is an EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON wrap-up for the series of posts I’ve done in the last few months. In this series, we’ve discussed everything unique to EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON. I intentionally skipped a description of members …

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Webinar April 7, 10am PDT – Introduction to Troubleshooting Performance: What Affects Query Execution?

Join us for our latest webinar on Thursday, April 7, at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) on Introduction to Troubleshooting Performance: What Affects Query Execution? MySQL installations experience a multitude of issues: server hangs, wrong data …

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See Bill Nye the Science Guy at Percona Live and help change the world: a special offer!

See Bill Nye the Science Guy at Percona Live Data Performance Conference, and help an excellent cause! The best science is built on solid data. As a world-renown icon in tech and geek circles everywhere, …

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