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Another Day, Another Data Leak

 | July 6, 2018 |  Posted In: Business Continuity, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Server for MySQL, Security

another day another data leak Exactis

In the last few days, there has been information released about yet another alleged data leak, placing in jeopardy “…[the] personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses.” In this case, the “victim” was Exactis, for whom data collection and data security are core business functions. Some takeaways […]

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Webinar 6/28: Securing Database Servers From External Attacks

 | June 27, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Replication, Security, Technical Webinars

securing database servers

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist Colin Charles on Thursday, June 28th, 2018, as he presents Securing Database Servers From External attacks at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4). Register Now   A critical piece of your infrastructure is the database tier, yet people don’t pay enough attention to it judging by how […]

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Lock Down: Enforcing SELinux with Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | June 21, 2018 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Security

SELinux for PXC security

Why do I spend time blogging about security frameworks? Because, although there are some resources available on the Web, none apply to Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) directly. Actually, I rarely encounter a MySQL setup where SELinux is enforced and never when Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) or another Galera replication implementation is used. As we’ll see, […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 42: Security Focus on Redis and Docker a Timely Reminder to Stay Alert

 | June 15, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Events and Announcements, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Security

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Much of last week, there was a lot of talk around this article: New research shows 75% of ‘open’ Redis servers infected. It turns out, it helps that one should always read beyond the headlines […]

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Zone Based Sharding in MongoDB

 | June 13, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Security

MongoDB shard zones

In this blog post, we will discuss about how to use zone based sharding to deploy a sharded MongoDB cluster in a customized manner so that the queries and data will be redirected per geographical groupings. This feature of MongoDB is a part of its Data Center Awareness, that allows queries to be routed to particular […]

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Webinar Thurs 6/14: MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide

 | June 13, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, MongoDB, Replication, Security, Technical Webinars

mongodb backup and recovery field guide

Please join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt as he presents MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4). Register Now This talk will cover backup and recovery solutions for MongoDB replica sets and clusters, focusing on online and low-impact solutions […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.22-22 Is Now Available

 | May 31, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MyRocks, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Security, TokuDB

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona announces the GA release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.22-22 on on May 31, 2018. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository. Based on MySQL 5.7.22, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for […]

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MongoDB: deploy a replica set with transport encryption (part 3/3)

 | May 31, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Encryption Replica Sets

In this third and final post of the series, we look at how to configure transport encryption on a deployed MongoDB replica set. Security vulnerabilities can arise when internal personnel have legitimate access to the private network, but should not have access to the data. Encrypting intra-node traffic ensures that no one can “sniff” sensitive data […]

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Deploy a MongoDB Replica Set with Transport Encryption (Part 2)

 | May 23, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Security


In this article series, we will talk about the basic high availability architecture of a MongoDB: the MongoDB replica set. Part 1 : We introduced basic replica set concepts, how it works and what its main features Part 2 (this post): We’ll provide a step-by-step guide to configure a three-node replica set Part 3: We’ll […]

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