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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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Percona Live 2017: A Deep-Dive Into What’s New in Amazon Aurora

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

Percona Live

Percona Live 2017 is rolling along, and now that everybody got through lunch we’re all recharged and ready for the afternoon. Let’s start it out with Amazon Aurora. Once of the best-attended sessions was Sailesh Krishnamurthy’s (Senior Engineering Manager at Amazon Web Services) talk on a deep dive into what is new in Amazon Aurora. Amazon […]

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Webinar Thursday, March 16, 2017: Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 | March 13, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Solutions Engineering, Technical Webinars

Amazon Web Services

Join Percona’s Solutions Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-7) for a webinar on Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Register Now This webinar covers the many challenges faced when migrating applications from on-premises into Amazon Web Services (AWS). It will specifically look at moving MySQL to […]

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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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Percona Live 2016: Day Two Keynote Talks

 | April 20, 2016 |  Posted In: Percona Live

Percona Live 2016

We’ve started the second full day at Percona Live 2016, and again we had some pretty impressive and fascinating keynote speakers. This morning featured four keynote talks from some pretty heavy hitters in our industry: Anurag Gupta, Vice President of Big Data Services, Amazon Web Services AWS Big Data Services: Reimagining Big Data Processing in the […]

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Amazon Aurora in sysbench benchmarks

 | December 3, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Server

In my previous post Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper, I promised benchmark results on Amazon Aurora. There are already some results available from Amazon itself: https://d0.awsstatic.com/product-marketing/Aurora/RDS_Aurora_Performance_Assessment_Benchmarking_v1-2.pdf. There are also some from Marco Tusa: http://www.tusacentral.net/joomla/index.php/mysql-blogs/175-aws-aurora-benchmarking-blast-or-splash.html. Amazon used quite a small dataset in their benchmark: 250 tables, with 25000 rows each, which in my calculation corresponds to 4.5GB […]

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Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper

 | November 16, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Recently my colleague (by Percona) Yves Trudeau and colleague (by industry) Marco Tusa published their materials on Amazon Aurora. Indeed, Amazon Aurora is a hot topic these days, and we have a stream of customer inquiries regarding this technology. I’ve decided to form my own opinion, and nothing is better than a personal, hands-on experience, which I […]

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High availability using MySQL in the cloud

 | June 4, 2015 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL, OpenStack

Next Wednesday (June 10) I’ll be co-presenting a webinar on using MySQL in the cloud for High Availability (HA). Joining me will be 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper and together we’ll talk about the realities of HA using MySQL in the cloud and how vendors are responding to changing application requirements with new developments that […]

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