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MySQL Memory Management, Memory Allocators and Operating System

memory management mysql bug

When users experience memory usage issues with any software, including MySQL®, their first response is to think that it’s a symptom of a memory leak. As this story will show, this is not always the case.
This story is about a bug.
All Percona Support customers are eligible for bug fixes, but their options vary. For […]

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Creating Custom Sysbench Scripts

sysbench-lua for benchmark tooling

Sysbench has long been established as the de facto standard when it comes to benchmarking MySQL performance. Percona relies on it daily, and even Oracle uses it when blogging about new features in MySQL 8. Sysbench comes with several pre-defined benchmarking tests. These tests are written in an easy-to-understand scripting language called Lua. Some […]

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The Evolution of the DBA in an “As-A-Service” World

DBA

The requirements for managing and running a database in a modern enterprise have evolved over the past ten years. Those in charge of running enterprise databases have seen their focus shift from ensuring access and availability, to architecture, design and scalability responsibilities. Web-first companies pioneered the change by charging site reliability engineers (SRE’s) or […]

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Percona Expands Services Offerings with PostgreSQL Support

PostgreSQL Support

Percona is extending its world renowned open source database support expertise to provide PostgreSQL support. As a result, organizations can, for the first time, work with a single trusted vendor to meet their support needs for MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or any hybrid combination of these database technologies, whether deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or […]

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Case in Point: A Year of Customer Experience with Percona

Customer Experience

In 2017 we have welcomed many new customers into the Percona fold. It’s always interesting to find out what challenges the Percona team helped them to address and how they chose their relationship with Percona. As unbiased champions of open source database software, our consultancy, support and managed services staff apply their expertise across […]

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