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Percona Live 2018: Securing Access to Facebook’s Databases

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Big Data, MySQL, Percona Live, Security

Andrew Facebook Percona Live 2018

We’re moving along at Percona Live 2018, and there are still packed and energetic talks after lunch. My next session was with Andrew Regner, Production Engineer at Facebook. His talk was on securing access to Facebook’s databases. Since the beginning, Facebook has used a conventional username/password to secure access to production MySQL instances. Over the […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.21-21 Is Now Available with Increased Built-In Security Enhancements

 | April 24, 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 5.7.21-21 on on April 24, 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. This version of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.21 includes three new encryption features – Vault keyring […]

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Percona Live 2018 Featured Talk: Data Integrity at Scale with Alexis Guajardo

 | April 23, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, Percona Live, Security

Alexis Google Percona Live 2018

Welcome to another interview blog for the rapidly-approaching Percona Live 2018. Each post in this series highlights a Percona Live 2018 featured talk at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter. This blog post highlights Alexis Guajardo, Senior Software Engineer at Google.com. His session talk is titled […]

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MongoDB Data at Rest Encryption Using eCryptFS

 | April 2, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Security

In this post, we’ll look at MongoDB data at rest encryption using eCryptFS, and how to deploy a MongoDB server using encrypted data files. When dealing with data, a good security policy should enforce the use of “no trivial” passwords, the use of encrypted connections and hopefully encrypted files on the disks. Only the MongoDB […]

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Don’t Get Hit with a Database Disaster: Database Security Compliance

 | March 13, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Percona Live, Security

Percona Live 2018 security talks

In this post, we discuss database security compliance, what you should be looking at and where to get more information. As Percona’s Chief Customer Officer, I get the opportunity to talk with a lot of customers. Hearing about the problems that both their technical teams face, as well as the business challenges their companies experience […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 31: Meltdown/Spectre Performance Regressions and Percona Live 2018

 | March 9, 2018 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, MySQL, Percona Live, Security

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Have you been following the Meltdown/Spectre performance regressions? Some of the best blog posts have been coming from Brendan Gregg, who’s keynoting at Percona Live this year. We’ve also got Scott Simpson from Upwork giving a keynote […]

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Binlog Encryption with Percona Server for MySQL

 | March 8, 2018 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Security

binlog encryption

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to turn on binlog encryption in Percona Server for MySQL. Why do I need this? As you probably know, Percona Server for MySQL’s binlog contains sensitive information. Replication uses the binlog to copy events between servers. They contain all the information from one server so that it can […]

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Percona Live 2018 Featured Talk: Securing Your Data on PostgreSQL with Payal Singh

 | March 7, 2018 |  Posted In: Percona Live, PostgreSQL, Security

Payal PostgreSQL 1

Welcome to another interview blog for the rapidly-approaching Percona Live 2018. Each post in this series highlights a Percona Live 2018 featured talk at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter. This blog post highlights Payal Singh, DBA at OmniTI Computer Consulting Inc. Her talk is […]

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MySQL 8.0.4 RC: auth_socket Users Beware!

 | January 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Security

MySQL 8.0.4 RC

The news that the latest MySQL 8.0.4 RC (release candidate) is available is indeed exciting. Unfortunately for users of the auth_socket plugin, dangers lie in wait! Back in November 2015, I reported Failure of auth_socket authentication with sha256_password as default. This prevents users that identify with the auth_socket plugin from logging in after SHA256 authentication has been […]

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