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CPU governor performance

 | May 6, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

CPU governor performance

In this blog, we’ll examine how CPU governor performance affects MySQL. It’s been a while since we looked into CPU governors and with the new Intel CPUs and new Linux distros, I wanted to check how CPU governors affect MySQL performance. Before jumping to results, let’s review what drivers manage CPU frequency. Traditionally, the default driver […]

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MySQL 5.7: initial flushing analysis and why Performance Schema data is incomplete

and  | May 3, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Performance Schema data is incomplete

In this post, we’ll examine why in an initial flushing analysis we find that Performance Schema data is incomplete. Having shown the performance impact of Percona Server 5.7 patches, we can now discuss their technical reasoning and details. Let’s revisit the MySQL 5.7.11 performance schema synch wait graph from the previous post, for the case of […]

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Best Practices for Configuring Optimal MySQL Memory Usage

 | May 3, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Optimal MySQL Memory Usage

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for configuring optimal MySQL memory usage. Correctly configuring the use of available memory resources is one of the most important things you have to get right with MySQL for optimal performance and stability. As of MySQL 5.7, the default configuration uses a very limited amount of […]

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Upgrading to MySQL 5.7, focusing on temporal types

 | April 27, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server

temporal types

In this post, we’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles the old temporal types during an upgrade. MySQL changed the temporal types in MySQL 5.6.4, and it introduced a new feature: microseconds resolution in the TIME, TIMESTAMP and DATETIME types. Now these parameters can be set down to microsecond granularity. Obviously, this means format changes, but why […]

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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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Percona Live 2016: Day Three Keynote Talks

 | April 21, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

We’re heading into the final day here at Percona Live 2016! People are looking a little tired, but still excited for some excellent talks today. Once again the day started off with two great keynote lectures. Read to the end for an important announcement! Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona Winning with Open Source Databases Peter discussed […]

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Percona Live 2016: A quick chat with Bill Nye, the Science Guy!

 | April 19, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Bill Nye

Percona Live is humming along, and we had quite a whirlwind keynote session this morning. Bill Nye the Science Guy gave an amazing talk, Bill Nye’s Objective – Change the World, on how the process of science and critical thinking can help us not only be positive about the challenges we face in our world […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management

 | April 18, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona is excited to announce the launch of Percona Monitoring and Management Beta! Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a fully open source solution for both managing MySQL platform performance and tuning query performance. It allows DBAs and application developers to optimize the performance of the Database Layer. PMM is an on-premises solution that keeps […]

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