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Webinar Thursday, January 12: Percona Software News and Roadmap Update for Q1 2017

 | January 10, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, Technical Webinars

Please join Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev for a webinar on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST (UTC-8) for a discussion on the Percona Software News and Roadmap Update for Q1 2017. In this webinar, Peter will discuss what’s new in Percona open source software. This will include Percona Server for […]

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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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MySQL 8.0.1: The Next Development Milestone

 | January 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Quality Assurance

MySQL 8.0.1

This post discusses the next MySQL development milestone: MySQL 8.0.1. From the outset, MySQL 8.0 has received plenty of attention. Both this blog (see the MySQL 8.0 search) and other sites around the Internet have covered it. Early reviews seem positive (including my own MySQL 8.0 early bugs review). There is plenty of excitement about the new features. As […]

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Millions of Queries per Second: PostgreSQL and MySQL’s Peaceful Battle at Today’s Demanding Workloads

and  | January 6, 2017 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, MySQL, open source databases, OpenSource Databases on big machines, Percona Live

PostgreSQL and MySQL

This blog compares how PostgreSQL and MySQL handle millions of queries per second. Anastasia: Can open source databases cope with millions of queries per second? Many open source advocates would answer “yes.” However, assertions aren’t enough for well-grounded proof. That’s why in this blog post, we share the benchmark testing results from Alexander Korotkov (CEO of […]

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MongoDB Ransomware: Not Likely, But How Do You Know?

 | January 5, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Ransomware

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the concerns recently seen around MongoDB ransomware and security issues. Security blogs and magazines have recently been aflutter with the news that a hacker is stealing data from MongoDB instantiations and demanding bitcoins to get the data back. This sounds pretty bad at first glance, but […]

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MongoDB 3.4: Sharding Improvements

 | January 4, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB

Sharding Improvements

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the Sharding improvements in the recent MongoDB 3.4 GA release. Sharding? Let’s go over what MongoDB Sharding “is” at a simplified, high level. The concept of “sharding” exists to allow MongoDB to scale to very large data sets that may exceed the available resources of a single node or […]

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Enabling and Disabling Jemalloc on Percona Server

 | January 3, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MariaDB ColumnStore

This post discusses enabling and disabling jemalloc on Percona Server for MySQL. The benefits of jemalloc versus glibc for use with MySQL have been widely discussed. With jemalloc (along with Transparent Huge Pages disabled) you have less memory fragmentation, and thus more efficient resource management of the available server memory. For standard installations of Percona Server 5.6+ […]

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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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