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MySQL Security Webinar: Follow-up Q&A

 | August 26, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Technical Webinars

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s webinar on MySQL security; hopefully you’ve all gone out and set SELinux to enforcing mode if you weren’t already running that way. If you weren’t able to attend, the recording and slides are available for viewing/download. But now, without further ado, here are the questions which we didn’t […]

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Amazon RDS with MySQL 5.6 – Configuration Variables

 | August 21, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Technical Webinars

One longstanding complaint I have heard for the past several years, and still hear today, is that Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) does not allow the configuration flexibility as running MySQL in an ec2 instance. While true, this ignores the consistent work that Amazon has done to provide access to the most important configuration variables […]

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The top 5 proactive measures to minimize MySQL downtime

 | August 9, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

I’m happy to announce that the recording for my recent webinar “5 Proactive Measures to Minimize MySQL Downtime” is now available, along with the slides. They can both be found here. My webinar focused on the top 5 operational measures that prevent or reduce downtime — along with the related business impact in a significant […]

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Let’s talk about Percona Server 5.6: Enterprise Grade MySQL (webinar)

 | July 30, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

The new Percona Server 5.6 is the most manageable, highest performance, and most scalable version of MySQL available. Percona Server 5.6 is the best open source MySQL choice for enterprise-grade applications because it combines new features with the best features of Percona Server 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 to provide unparalleled performance. Join me tomorrow as […]

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MySQL Webinar: Advanced Query Tuning

 | July 17, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

On July 24 at 10 a.m. PDT, I will be delivering a Webinar on Advanced MySQL Query Tuning. I will focus on optimizing the common slow queries with group by and order by. Those queries usually create temporary tables and perform a “filesort” operation. I will show how to optimize those queries so that they […]

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MySQL Webinar: 5 proactive measures to help minimize MySQL downtime, July 17

 | July 10, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

Failure is an unavoidable part of IT life, but it does not always have to imply MySQL service downtime. In the years I have been working at Percona, I have been involved in many customer emergency cases, and I have seen a good number of problems that could have been avoided or alleviated if relatively […]

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