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How Does Percona Software Compare: the Value of Percona Software and Services

 | June 29, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona Remote DBA, Percona Software, Percona Support

Percona Software and Services

In this blog post, I’ll discuss my experience as a Solutions Engineer in explaining the value of Percona software and services to customers. The inspiration for this blog post was a recent conversation with a prospective client. They were exploring open source software solutions and professional services for the first time. This is a fairly common […]

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Percona Software News and Roadmap Update with CEO Peter Zaitsev: Q1 2017

 | January 27, 2017 |  Posted In: Docker, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software, Percona Support, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, Technical Webinars, XtraDB Cluster

Percona Software News and Roadmap Update

This blog post is a summary of the webinar Percona Software News and Roadmap Update – Q1 2017 given by Peter Zaitsev on January 12, 2017. Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of Percona’s customers. I love these meetings, and I always get a bunch of questions […]

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Setup ProxySQL for High Availability (not a Single Point of Failure)

 | January 19, 2017 |  Posted In: High-availability, Keepalived, MySQL, open source databases, OpenSource Databases on big machines, Percona Live, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, ProxySQL

ProxySQL for High Availability

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to set up ProxySQL for high availability. During the last few months, we’ve had a lot of opportunities to present and discuss a very powerful tool that will become more and more used in the architectures supporting MySQL: ProxySQL. ProxySQL is becoming more flexible, solid, performant and used […]

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Database Solutions Engineer FAQs

 | December 12, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Database Monitoring, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, Solutions Engineering

Database Solutions Engineer

In this blog series, I will discuss common questions I receive as a database Solutions Engineer at Percona. In this role, I speak with a wide array of MySQL and MongoDB users responsible for both extremely large and complex environments to smaller single-server environments. Typically we are contacted when the customer is about to embark […]

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Want to be a superhero? Join the Database Performance Team!

 | March 24, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Managed Services, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software

database performance team

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to fight danger, win battles and save the day! Who doesn’t? Do you want to be a superhero? Percona can show you how! We don’t have any radioactive spiders or billionaire gadgets, but we do have our own team of superheroes dedicated to protecting your database performance: The Database Performance Team! […]

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The cost of not properly managing your databases

 | April 6, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support

Every day hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted by allowing improperly tuned or misconfigured systems, misunderstood infrastructure, and inefficient IT operations to live and thrive in data centers around the globe. There are both direct and indirect costs associated with allowing these unhealthy systems to continue to exist. Let’s look at some. The setup: […]

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Is MySQL’s innodb_file_per_table slowing you down?

 | February 24, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona Server

MySQL’s innodb_file_per_table is a wonderful thing – most of the time. Having every table use its own .ibd file allows you to easily reclaim space when dropping or truncating tables. But in some use cases, it may cause significant performance issues. Many of you in the audience are responsible for running automated tests on your […]

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MySQL ring replication: Why it is a bad option

 | October 7, 2014 |  Posted In: High-availability, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting

I’ve recently worked with customers using replication rings with 4+ servers; several servers accepting writes. The idea behind this design is always the same: by having multiple servers, you get high availability and by having multiple writer nodes, you get write scalability. Alas, this is simply not true. Here is why. High Availability Having several […]

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OpenStack users shed light on Percona XtraDB Cluster deadlock issues

 | September 11, 2014 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, OpenStack, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I was fortunate to attend an Ops discussion about databases at the OpenStack Summit Atlanta this past May as one of the panelists. The discussion was about deadlock issues OpenStack operators see with Percona XtraDB Cluster (of course this is applicable to any Galera-based solution). I asked to describe what they are seeing, and as […]

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