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Percona University: Back to school Feb. 12 in Raleigh, N.C.

About two years ago we held our first-ever Percona University event in Raleigh, N.C. It was a great success with high attendance and very positive feedback which led us to organize a number of similar …

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Mi Buenos Aires Querido

Next week, a couple of us at Tokutek will be heading to Buenos Aires for the MySQL / MariaDB Conference & Expo LA. Gerry Narvaja actually grew up in Buenos Aires. My own family is Argentinian. …

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Database Algorithms sin Pantalones

So there I was, gesticulating in front of the chalkboard, lecturing to 120 students. Topic: the beauty of advanced data structures. The door opens and the department chair walks up the aisle onto the stage …

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Percona Toolkit and systemd

After some recent work with systemd I’ve realized it’s power and I can come clean that I am a fan. I realize that there are multitudes of posts out there with arguments both for and against …

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Using the new spatial functions in MySQL 5.6 for geo-enabled applications

Geo-enabled (or location enabled) applications are very common nowadays and many of them use MySQL. The common tasks for such applications are: Find all points of interests (i.e. coffee shops) around (i.e. a 10 mile …

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How we built TokuMX

When I get to talk to people about TokuMX and how it’s an optimized MongoDB, I sometimes get follow-up questions like: “Is it an in-memory proxy?” “Write optimized? So you buffer all of the writes …

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September: A busy month for MySQL events

Now with summer winding down and school back in session, we get into a very busy time with many great opportunities to discover more about MySQL with several excellent MySQL events. At first I wanted …

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Can you really be Bias free ?

When we started Percona about 7 years ago one of the ideas behind the business was to provide customer focused services, which I refereed to as “bias free” at the time. What do I mean …

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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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May the Index be with you!

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  The summer’s end is rapidly approaching — in the next two weeks or so, most people will be settling back into work. Time to change your mindset, re-evaluate your skills and see if you …

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