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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

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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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MySQL 5.7 key features

 | May 27, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

The other day I was discussing new features of MySQL 5.7 with a Percona Support customer. After that conversation, I thought it would be a good idea to compile list of important features of MySQL 5.7. The latest MySQL 5.7.6 release candidate (RC) is out and is packed with nice features. Here’s a list of […]

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How Percona Support handles bugs

 | May 11, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

One of the great values of a Percona Support contract is that we provide bug fixes for covered software, and not just support in terms of advice on how to use it. This is the skill which is most likely missing from in-house for most customers, as it requires a team with code knowledge to […]

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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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The value of MySQL Support

 | April 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. For your car to be fully covered, you must purchase car insurance before the incident happens – in fact most places […]

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Calling all MySQL DBAs: How do you use Percona Toolkit?

 | March 24, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Percona Toolkit is one of our most mature open source applications. Derived from Maatkit and Aspersa, Percona Toolkit has evolved significantly over the years. The software now contains 32 tools, over 4,000 tests, and has been downloaded over 250,000 times. Anyone who manages a database – from DBAs to system administrators to even software developers […]

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MySQL Replication: ‘Got fatal error 1236’ causes and cures

 | October 8, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

MySQL replication is a core process for maintaining multiple copies of data – and replication is a very important aspect in database administration. In order to synchronize data between master and slaves you need to make sure that data transfers smoothly, and to do so you need to act promptly regarding replication errors to continue […]

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How to calculate the correct size of Percona XtraDB Cluster’s gcache

 | September 8, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster

When a write query is sent to Percona XtraDB Cluster all the nodes store the writeset on a file called gcache. By default the name of that file is galera.cache and it is stored in the MySQL datadir. This is a very important file, and as usual with the most important variables in MySQL, the […]

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