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Migrating Data from an Encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS Instance to an Encrypted Amazon Aurora Instance

 | August 23, 2017 |  Posted In: Aurora RDS, Cloud and MySQL, MySQL

Migrating Data

In this blog post, we’ll discuss migrating data from encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS to encrypted Amazon Aurora. One of my customers wanted to migrate from an encrypted MySQL RDS instance to an encrypted Aurora instance. They have a pretty large database, therefore using mysqldump or a similar tool was not suitable for them. They also wanted to setup […]

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How to Configure Aurora RDS Parameters

 | August 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Aurora RDS, Cloud and MySQL, MySQL

Aurora RDS Parameters

In this blog post, we’ll look at some tips on how to configure Aurora RDS parameters. I was recently deploying a few Aurora RDS instances, a process very similar to configuring a regular RDS instance. I noticed a few minor differences in the way you configure Aurora RDS parameters, and very few articles on how […]

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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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