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Percona Live 2017: Database Management Made Simple – Amazon RDS

 | April 26, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Live

Darin Amazon RDS

Percona Live 2017 is done for Wednesday, but there was still time to get in one more talk before tonight’s Community Networking Reception – and the last one of the evening was about Amazon RDS. Darin Briskman, Lead Developer Outreach & Technical Evangelist for Amazon, held two back-to-back sessions on Database management made simple – Amazon RDS. Amazon Relational Database Service […]

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Monitoring OS metrics for Amazon RDS with Grafana

 | October 25, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, Percona Monitoring and Management

OS Metrics

This article describes how to visualize and monitor OS metrics for Amazon RDS instances using Grafana. We use CloudWatch as a data source, and Grafana to query CloudWatch API in real-time to get data. The setup instructions include just four quick steps (assuming you already use Grafana). Setup 1. Create an IAM user on the AWS […]

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Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

 | July 1, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

In this blog post, I discuss some of the insights needed when using Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change together. The pt-online-schema-change tool runs DDL queries (ALTER) online so that the table is not locked for reads and writes. It is a commonly used tool by community users and customers. Using it on Amazon RDS requires knowing about some specific […]

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Oracle license revenue and the MySQL ecosystem

 | June 25, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Oracle was in the news recently with the story of its license revenue declining as much as 17% in the recent quarter. This is blamed on transitioning to the cloud in some publications, but others, such as Bloomberg and TechRepublic, look deeper, seeing open source software responsible for the bulk of it. Things are especially […]

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Managing data using open source technologies? Learn what’s hot in 2015!

 | January 8, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, OpenStack, Percona Cloud Tools, Technical Webinars

Whether you’re looking at the overall MySQL ecosystem or the all-data management landscape, the choice of technologies has never been larger than it is in 2015. Having so many options is great but it also can be very hard to make a selection. I’m going to help narrow the list next week during a Webinar […]

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Percona Toolkit for MySQL with MySQL-SSL Connections

 | October 16, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit

I recently had a client ask me how to use Percona Toolkit tools with an SSL connection to MySQL (MySQL-SSL). SSL connections aren’t widely used in MySQL due to most installations being within an internal network. Still, there are cases where you could be accessing MySQL over public internet or even over a public “private” […]

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What I learned while migrating a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS

 | July 28, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support

Hi, I recently had the experience of assisting with a migration of a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service). Amazon RDS is a great platform for hosting your MySQL installation and offers the following list of pros and cons: You can scale your CPU, IOPS, and storage space separately by using Amazon […]

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