open source databases

Percona Live Europe Presents … In Their Own Words

Percona Live Europe 2018 two weeks to go

For those who are looking forward to Percona Live Europe in just two weeks time—and for those yet to make up their minds—some of our presenters have shared some insight into their talks and what they’re most looking forward to themselves. Make no mistake, this is one of the most exciting events in the […]

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Percona Live Europe 2018 Session Programme Published

PLE 2018 Full Agenda Announced

Offering over 110 conference sessions across Tuesday, 6 and Wednesday, 7 November, and a full tutorial day on Monday 5 November, we hope you’ll find that this fantastic line up of talks for Percona Live Europe 2018 to be one of our best yet! Innovation in technology continues to arrive at an accelerated rate, […]

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Announcement: Alpha Build of Percona Server 8.0

Percona Server for MySQL

Alpha Build of Percona Server 8.0 released
An alpha version of Percona Server 8.0 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories. This is a 64-bit release only. 
You may experiment with this alpha release by running it in a Docker container:
$ docker run -d -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=password -p 3306:3306 perconalab/percona-server:8.0.12.alpha
When the container starts, connect to […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 53: It’s MariaDB Week PLUS Percona Live Europe Update

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 is clearly what I’d call a “MariaDB week” — plenty of announcements coming from MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation.
It started with Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Announce the Launch of ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX, […]

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MongoDB: Investigate Queries with explain() and Index Usage (part 2)

MongoDB explain() method optimization tool

This is the second part of a two parts series. In MongoDB: index usage and MongoDB explain() we introduced the main index types supported by MongoDB, and how to create and use them. In this second article, we are going to see some examples on how to use explain() method to investigate queries. Do […]

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MongoDB: index usage and MongoDB explain() (part 1)

MongoDB index types

In this two part series, I’m going to explain explain. No, the repetition is not a pun or a typo. I’m talking about explain(), the most useful MongoDB feature to investigate a query. Here, I’ll introduce the index types available in MongoDB, their properties and how to create and use them. In the next article […]

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This Week in Data With Colin Charles 51: Debates Emerging on the Relicensing of OSS

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
There has been a lot of talk around licenses in open source software, and it has hit the database world in the past weeks. Redis Labs relicensed some AGPL software to the Commons Clause (in […]

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Tuning PostgreSQL Database Parameters to Optimize Performance

PostgreSQL parameters for database performance tuning

Out of the box, the default PostgreSQL configuration is not tuned for any particular workload. Default values are set to ensure that PostgreSQL runs everywhere, with the least resources it can consume and so that it doesn’t cause any vulnerabilities. It has default settings for all of the database parameters. It is primarily the […]

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Webinar Wed 8/29: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

databases-in-the-cloud

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Nearly everyone today uses some form of database in the hosted cloud. You can use hosted MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, and PostgreSQL in several […]

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PostgreSQL Accessing MySQL as a Data Source Using mysql_fdw

PostgreSQL foreign tables in MySQL

There are many organizations where front/web-facing applications use MySQL and back end processing uses PostgreSQL®. Any system integration between these applications generally involves the replication—or duplication—of data from system to system. We recently blogged about pg_chameleon which can be used replicate data from MySQL® to PostgreSQL. mysql_fdw can play a key role in eliminating the […]

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