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Installing Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) for the First Time

 | February 24, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, Docker, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, ProxySQL, Solutions Engineering, XtraDB Cluster

Percona Monitoring and Management 2

This post is another in the series on Percona’s MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. This post is meant to walk a prospective user through the benefits of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), how it’s architected and the simple install process. By the end of this post, you should have a good idea of what PMM is, […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Upgrade Guide

 | February 21, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, Docker, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server, Percona Server for MongoDB, PMM, Solutions Engineering

Percona Monitoring and Management

This post is part of a series of Percona’s MongoDB 3.4 bundle release blogs. The purpose of this blog post is to demonstrate current best-practices for an in-place Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) upgrade. Following this method allows you to retain data previously collected by PMM in your MySQL or MongoDB environment, while upgrading to […]

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Overview of Different MySQL Replication Solutions

 | February 7, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Replication, Solutions Engineering

MySQL Replication

In this blog post, I will review some of the MySQL replication concepts that are part of the MySQL environment (and Percona Server for MySQL specifically). I will also try to clarify some of the misconceptions people have about replication. Since I’ve been working on the Solution Engineering team, I’ve noticed that – although information […]

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MariaDB ColumnStore

 | January 30, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Solutions Engineering

MariaDB ColumnStore

Last month, MariaDB officially released MariaDB ColumnStore, their column store engine for MySQL. This post discusses what it is (and isn’t), why it matters and how you can approach a test of it. What is ColumnStore? ColumnStore is a storage engine that turns traditional MySQL storage concepts on their head. Instead of storing the data […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups: Part 2

 | January 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, MongoDB, open source databases, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

This blog post is the second in a series covering MongoDB PIT backups. You can find the first part here. Sharding Makes Everything Fun(ner) The first blog post in this series looked at MongoDB backups in a simple single-replica set environment. In this post, we’ll look at the scale-out use case. When sharding, we have exactly […]

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Query Language Type Overview

 | December 29, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Solutions Engineering

Query Language Type

This blog provides a query language type overview. The idea for this blog originated from some customers asking me questions. When working in a particular field, you often a dedicated vocabulary that makes sense to your peers. It often includes phrases and abbreviations because it’s efficient. It’s no different in the database world. Much of […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups In Depth

 | December 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, open source databases, Percona Server, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

In this blog is an in-depth discussion of MongoDB PIT backups. Note: INTIMIDATION FREE ZONE!! This post is meant to give the reader most of the knowledge that is needed to understand the material. This includes basic MongoDB knowledge and other core concepts. I have tried to include links for further research where I can. […]

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