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More on OpenStack Live and our talks at OpenStack Summit Vancouver

 | April 8, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and OpenStack, MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, OpenStack, OpenStack Live, Percona Live, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Trove

In April and May, Percona will hold and participate in two OpenStack events: OpenStack Live and the OpenStack Summit. Join our talks at these events in Santa Clara and Vancouver for new insights into the MySQL operations of the core of OpenStack as well as the latest information on MySQL guest instances. Next week (April […]

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Schema changes in MySQL for OpenStack Trove users

 | November 24, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack, Trove

People using OpenStack Trove instances can hit a common issue in the MySQL world: how to perform schema change operations while minimizing the impact on the database server? Let’s explore the options that can allow online schema changes. Summary With MySQL 5.5, pt-online-schema-change from Percona Toolkit is your best option for large tables while regular […]

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Q&A: Percona XtraDB Cluster as a MySQL HA solution for OpenStack

 | November 14, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Trove, XtraDB Cluster

Thanks to all who attended my Nov. 12 webinar titled, “Percona XtraDB Cluster as a MySQL HA Solution for OpenStack.” I had several questions which I covered at the end and a few that I didn’t. You can view the entire webinar and download the slides here. Q: Is the read,write speed reduced in Galera […]

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OpenStack Live Call for Proposals closes November 16

 | November 11, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, OpenStack, OpenStack Live, Percona Live, Trove

The OpenStack Live conference in Silicon Valley (April 13-14, 2015) will emphasize the essential elements of making OpenStack perform better with emphasis on the critical role of MySQL and Trove. If you use OpenStack and have a story to share or a skill to teach, we encourage you to submit a speaking proposal for a […]

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Rackspace doubling-down on open-source databases, Percona Server

and  | October 15, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack, Percona XtraBackup, Trove

Founded in 1998, Rackspace has evolved over the years to address the way customers are using data – and more specifically, databases. The San Antonio-based company is fueling the adoption of cloud computing among organizations large and small. Today Rackspace is doubling down on open source database technologies. Why? Because that’s where the industry is […]

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OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

 | September 12, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, OpenStack, OpenStack Live, Trove

I am proud to announce OpenStack Live, a new annual conference that will run in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. The inaugural event, OpenStack Live 2015, is April 13-14, 2015. We are lining up a strong Conference Committee and are now accepting […]

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OpenStack: A MySQL DBA Perspective – Sept. 17 webinar

 | September 11, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL Webinars, OpenStack, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Trove

I’ll have the pleasure to present, next Wednesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) a webinar titled “OpenStack: A MySQL DBA Perspective.” Everyone is invited. The webinar will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover how MySQL can be used by the OpenStack infrastructure including the expected load, high-availability […]

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