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Introducing backup locks in Percona Server

 | March 11, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

TL;DR version: The backup locks feature introduced in Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 is a lightweight alternative to FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK and can be used to take both physical and logical backups with less downtime on busy servers. To employ the feature with mysqldump, use mysqldump –lock-for-backup –single-transaction. The next release of Percona XtraBackup will […]

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Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 is now available

 | March 10, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 on March 10th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.6.16, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All of Percona’s software is […]

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Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0 is now available

 | March 10, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0 on March 10th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.36, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release […]

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Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 with TokuDB engine now available

 | March 3, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

Percona is glad to announce the first ALPHA release of Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 with TokuDB engine on March 3rd, 2014. Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 including all the features and bug fixes in it, and on TokuDB 7.1.5-rc.3, Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0-tokudb is the first ALPHA […]

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16000 active connections – Percona Server continues to work when others die

 | February 4, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

We just published results with improvements in Thread Pool in Percona Server: Percona Server: Thread Pool Improvements for Transactional Workloads Percona Server: Improve Scalability with Thread Pool What I am happy to see is that Percona Server is able to handle a tremendous amount of user connections. From our charts you can see it can […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 GA release now available

 | January 30, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Percona is pleased to announce the first General Availability release of the leading open source High Availability solution for MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on January 30, 2014. Binaries are available from downloads area or from our software repositories. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 is an active/active cluster solution for High Availability (HA) MySQL […]

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Percona Server: Thread Pool Improvements for Transactional Workloads

 | January 29, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

In a previous thread pool post, I mentioned that in Percona Server we used an open source implementation of MariaDB’s thread pool, and enhanced/improved it further. Below I would like to describe some of these improvements for transactional workloads. When we were evaluating MariaDB’s thread pool implementation, we observed that it improves scalability for AUTOCOMMIT […]

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Percona Server: Improve Scalability with Percona Thread Pool

 | January 23, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

By default, for every client connection the MySQL server spawns a separate thread which will process all statements for this connection. This is the ‘one-thread-per-connection’ model. It’s simple and efficient until some number of connections N is reached. After this point performance of the MySQL server will degrade, mostly due to various contentions caused by […]

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Percona Server 5.5.35-33.0 is now available

 | December 20, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.35-33.0 on December 20th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.35, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.35-33.0 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release […]

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