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High-availability options for MySQL, October 2013 update

 | October 23, 2013 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

The technologies allowing to build highly-available (HA) MySQL solutions are in constant evolution and they cover very different needs and use cases. In order to help people choose the best HA solution for their needs, we decided, Jay Janssen and I, to publish, on a regular basis (hopefully, this is the first), an update on […]

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Percona Server 5.6 Webinar: Enterprise-grade MySQL

 | October 14, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Technical Webinars

A week ago we launched our first GA release of Percona Server 5.6 and it’s a real game-changer for us. The release of Percona Server 5.6 (our enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL) not only provides stability and performance but also provides key features only available in Oracle’s MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition. As usual, Percona Server […]

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A closer look at Percona Server 5.6

 | October 8, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Yesterday we announced the GA release of Percona Server 5.6, the latest release of our enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona Server 5.6 is the best free MySQL alternative for demanding applications. Our third major release, Percona Server 5.6 offers all the improvements found in MySQL 5.6 Community Edition plus scalability, availability, backup, and security […]

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Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 first GA release is now available

 | October 7, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the first GA (Generally Available) release of Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 on October 7th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.6.13, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 is the first GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All […]

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The benefits of a drop-in compatible MySQL alternative

 | October 4, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona Server provides users with a variety of powerful benefits including enterprise-grade features, high performance in demanding use cases, rich diagnostics, and access to unique Percona XtraBackup capabilities, all for free and open source. In addition, Percona Server is a drop-in MySQL replacement. Compatibility with MySQL has important ramifications (as well as some risks) as Giuseppe Maxia highlighted in a […]

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What’s your Percona story?

 | September 30, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona’s development teams are always delighted to hear about the many ways that engineers and operations teams use our open source software. Companies say they value the enterprise-grade features and high performance that Percona Server delivers for free and use the software to power critical business applications, hot new apps, and even a growing web […]

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Experimental GIT Mirrors of Percona XtraBackup, Percona Server plus Oracle MySQL trees

 | September 27, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

I recently blogged on setting up Experimental Git mirror of Oracle MySQL trees up on GitHub. I’m now happy to announce that there are also mirrors for: Percona Server Percona XtraBackup Percona Playback I’ve also updated the Oracle MySQL GIT mirror to include MySQL 5.7 and the (now abandoned) MySQL 6.0. I include the abandoned […]

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Introduction to Percona XtraBackup 2.1 (MySQL webinar & more)

 | September 6, 2013 |  Posted In: Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

Percona XtraBackup 2.1 has been in GA now for a little over four months and has some impressive new features to improve backup performance, security, and storage requirements. When used with Percona Server, additional features are enabled that can provide even more dramatic performance improvements. Percona XtraBackup is open source, free MySQL hot backup software […]

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