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ProxySQL 1.4.6 and Updated proxysql-admin Tool Now in the Percona Repository

 | March 12, 2018 |  Posted In: Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, ProxySQL

ProxySQL 1.4.5

ProxySQL 1.4.6, released by ProxySQL, is now available for download in the Percona Repository along with an updated version of Percona’s proxysql-admin tool. ProxySQL is a high-performance proxy, currently for MySQL and its forks (like Percona Server for MySQL and MariaDB). It acts as an intermediary for client requests seeking resources from the database. René Cannaò created […]

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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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Using the New MongoDB 3.6 Expression Query Operator $expr

 | March 9, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Percona Server for MongoDB


In this blog, we will discuss the new expression query operator $expr, added to MongoDB in version 3.6. To show the power of this functionality, I will demonstrate the use of this feature with a simple example. The $expr Query Operator With the exception of a few basic operators ($and, $or, $lt, $gt, etc.), before MongoDB […]

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Sneak Peek at Proxytop Utility

 | March 9, 2018 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, ProxySQL


In this blog post, I’ll be looking at a new tool Proxytop for managing MySQL topologies using ProxySQL. Proxytop is a self-contained, real-time monitoring tool for ProxySQL. As some of you already know ProxySQL is a popular open source, high performance and protocol-aware proxy server for MySQL and its forks (Percona and MariaDB). My lab […]

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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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Using MongoDB 3.6 Change Streams

 | March 7, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB

MongoDB 3.6 Change Streams

In this blog post, we will explore MongoDB 3.6 change streams – a powerful new feature that added in the latest version of MongoDB. Streaming data workflows are becoming increasingly popular in open-source due to their ability to allow efficient, asynchronous, near-real-time updates that benefit users becoming more and more accustomed to real-time experiences in technology. Before the rise […]

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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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