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RDS for Aurora unveiled at AWS re:Invent

One of the big announcements at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2014 conference this week was the unveiling of Aurora. The result of years of internal work, Aurora, currently in preview, is a MySQL 5.6-compatible option …

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Getting my hands dirty on an OpenStack lab

Like you all may know, OpenStack is currently one of the coolest open source projects, so I was thrilled when I was asked to manage the deployment of an OpenStack lab for internal Percona use. Starting from …

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TokuMX Compression & Performance Innovation Awards @ MongoDB World 2014

Today, at MongoDB World 2014 in New York City, we announced the winners of our inaugural TokuMX Compression & Performance Innovation Award. We selected two winners from amongst the nominees – Brightcove and Crowdtap. The …

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Followup questions to ‘What’s new in Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6’ webinar

Thanks to all who attended my webinar yesterday.  The slides and recording are available on the webinar’s page.  I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of questions that came in and I’ll try to …

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Join us at ad:tech this week

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It certainly has been a tough week on the East Coast. In the Boston area, where I am located, we got grazed by Sandy – power outages, trees down, schools closed, and Halloween delayed. This though, pales …

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Thank you for joining us at Percona Live, NYC 2012

Over 200 attendees attended last week’s Percona Live NY event. This year we structured event different than in 2011 with Tutorial Day allowing for in-depth 3 hour presentations for those looking to dive deep into …

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A case for MariaDB’s Hash Joins

MariaDB 5.3/5.5 has introduced a new join type “Hash Joins” which is an implementation of a Classic Block-based Hash Join Algorithm. In this post we will see what the Hash Join is, how it works …

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Fishing with dynamite, brought to you by the randgen and dbqp

I tend to speak highly of the random query generator as a testing tool and thought I would share a story that shows how it can really shine. At our recent dev team meeting, we …

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From Under the Desk to the Cloud

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  Review of the O’Reilly Strata Making Data Work Conference (reprinted from my guest blog for the Cloud Council of 7) Monica Rogati of LinkedIn told a story of the early days at the firm, …

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Database Insights from Archimedes to the Houston Rockets

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According to a recent MIT Sloan Management Review study, top performing organizations use analytics 5 times more than lower performers. That’s pretty astounding. And while we all know about the ocean/lake/waves/(your favorite water analogy) of …

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