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Top Considerations When Moving from On-Premise to AWS (Part One)

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One of the most common questions I get as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) from clients considering a migration from their current on-premise data center to AWS is “what are the biggest differences I will need to address?”  In an earlier post MySQL to the Cloud! Thoughts on Migrating Away from On-Premise I discussed […]

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Update to Percona XtraBackup, Features and Bug Fixes in Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management 2.4.0: Release Roundup 3/30/2020

Percona Software Updates

It’s release roundup time here at Percona!
Our Release Roundups showcase the latest software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software, with highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself.
Today’s post includes those which have come […]

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What is a TAM (Technical Account Manager) and Does Your Database Need One?

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This is usually one of the first questions asked by clients when discussing the possibility of adding a TAM (Technical Account Manager) to their Percona Support contract. Although the TAM role in a general sense has been around for many years, there are often misconceptions and confusion on what exactly a TAM is, and […]

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The Changing Face of Enterprise DBAs in Cloud-Driven Environments

DBA in cloud environments

Over the past ten years, those in charge of running enterprise databases saw their focus shift from simply ensuring access and availability to overseeing architecture, design, and scalability.
Site reliability engineers (SREs) and/or DBAs suddenly found themselves responsible for not only ensuring the company’s primary revenue engine stayed up but also for ensuring it could […]

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COVID-19 and the Tech World: Hyper Growth and Hyper Slowdowns

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Last week I wrote about How IT Can Scale and Manage Costs in an Economic Downturn. In that blog, I talked about ways to cut costs and prepare your systems for what could be next. With any massive world-changing event, there are going to be companies that have to scale down and weather the […]

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