open source databases

Chunk Change: InnoDB Buffer Pool Resizing

innodb buffer pool chunk size

Since MySQL 5.7.5, we have been able to resize dynamically the InnoDB Buffer Pool. This new feature also introduced a new variable — innodb_buffer_pool_chunk_size — which defines the chunk size by which the buffer pool is enlarged or reduced. This variable is not dynamic and if it is incorrectly configured, could lead to undesired […]

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Webinar Tues 19/6: MySQL: Scaling and High Availability – Production Experience from the Last Decade(s)

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Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents MySQL: Scaling and High Availability – Production Experience Over the Last Decade(s) on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Percona is known as the MySQL performance experts. With over 4,000 customers, we’ve studied, mastered and executed many […]

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What is the Top Cause of Application Downtime Today?

Application outages lurking monster

I frequently talk to our customer base about what keeps them up at night. While there is a large variance of answers, they tend to fall into one of two categories. The first is the conditioned fear of some monster lurking behind the scenes that could pounce at any time. The second, of course, […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 40: a Peak at Blockchain, Lots of MariaDB News, then Back on the Road

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Shortly after the last dispatch, I jetted off for a spot of vacation (which really meant I was checking out the hype behind Blockchain with a database developer lens at the Blockchain Week NYC), and then […]

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Don’t Drown in your Data Lake

Don't drown in your data lake

A data lake is “…a method of storing data within a system or repository, in its natural format, that facilitates the collocation of data in various schemata and structural forms…”1. Many companies find value in using a data lake but aren’t clear that they need to properly plan for it and maintain it in […]

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Deploying PMM on Linode: Your $5-Per-Month Monitoring Solution

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In this blog, I will show you how to install PMM on Linode as a low-cost database monitoring solution.
Many of my friends use Linode to run their personal sites, as well as small projects. While Linode is no match for Big Cloud providers in features, it is really wonderful when it comes to cost […]

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Percona Live 2018 Community Report

So, after a whirlwind few days, Percona Live 2018 has been and gone. There was a great energy about the conference, and it was fantastic to meet so many open source database enthusiasts and supporters. A few things that I experienced:

Your great willingness to share knowledge. It was a fantastic place to learn for […]

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MySQL 8.0 GA: Quality or Not?

MySQL 8.0 GA

What does Anton Ego – a fictional restaurant critic from the Pixar movie Ratatouille – have to do with MySQL 8.0 GA?
When it comes to being a software critic, a lot.
In many ways, the work of a software critic is easy. We risk very little and thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to […]

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Percona Live 2018: POLARDB, an InnoDB Based Shared-Everything Storage Solution

Inaam Alibaba Percona Live 2018

We’re heading into the home stretch at Percona Live 2018, but the sessions are continuing. I was able to attend a talk this afternoon given by Inaam Rana, a Database Developer at Alibaba Cloud, on PolarDB, an InnoDB based shared-everything storage solution.
POLARDB provides read scale out on shared everything architecture. It features 100% backward […]

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

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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