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Improvements in PMM, Bug Fixes in Percona Server, Percona Backup for MongoDB Alert: Release Roundup 2/3/2020

Percona Software Updates and Releases

It’s release roundup time here at Percona!
Every few weeks we put together a Release Roundup which showcases the latest in 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 […]

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End of Life Notification for Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4


As noted on our Software and Platform Lifecycle page, Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 reached end of life on January 31, 2020. According to the Percona Services Lifecycle Policy, customers with an active support contract with Percona will continue receiving support; however, end-of-life software receives no new builds, bug fixes, security fixes, or features.
Each software […]

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Can Open Source Software Save You From Vendor Lock-in?

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What is Vendor Lock-In?
When a company becomes too reliant upon a single vendor or solution, they can find themselves victims of vendor lock-in.
Vendor lock-in is a common problem for companies that use proprietary software, databases, or platforms. Issues arise when businesses find themselves unable to move to an alternative vendor without substantial expense or […]

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Making Sense of MySQL Group Replication Consistency Levels

MySQL Group Replication Consistency

From the initial release, one of the biggest complaints I had about Group Replication is that it allowed “stale” reads and there was no way to prevent them or to even know that you read “stale” data. That was a huge limitation. Thankfully, Oracle released features to control the consistency levels, and it was […]

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MongoDB: Why Pay for Enterprise When Open Source Has You Covered?

alternatives to paying a MongoDB

When Percona first published the blog MongoDB Security: Why Pay for Enterprise when Open Source Has You Covered? , I constantly referenced it. Comparing MongoDB Enterprise to Percona Server for MongoDB has become such a common topic for discussion with Percona’s current and future customers that the information contained in that blog is ingrained in my […]

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