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Best Practices for Percona XtraDB Cluster on AWS

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In this blog post I’ll look at the performance of Percona XtraDB Cluster on AWS using different service instances, and recommend some best practices for maximizing performance.
You can use Percona XtraDB Cluster in AWS environments. We often get questions about how best to deploy it, and how to optimize both performance and spend when […]

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Webinar October 4, 2017: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

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Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7).

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Today you can use hosted MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server for MySQL/PostgreSQL in several “cloud providers” as a database as a service (DBaaS). Learn the differences, the access methods […]

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Percona Live Europe Featured Talks: Migrating To and Living on RDS/Aurora with Balazs Pocze

Colin Charles

Welcome to another post in our series of interview blogs for the upcoming Percona Live Europe 2017 in Dublin. This series highlights a number of talks that will be at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter.
This blog post is with Balazs Pocze, Senior […]

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Percona Live 2017: Database Management Made Simple – Amazon RDS

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

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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)

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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).

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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 AWS’s […]

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Amazon AWS Service Tiers

This blog post discusses the differences between the Amazon AWS service tiers.
Many people want to move to an Amazon environment but are unsure what AWS service makes the most sense (EC2, RDS, Aurora). For database services, the tiering at Amazon starts with EC2, then moves up to RDS, and on to Aurora. Amazon takes on […]

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Monitoring OS metrics for Amazon RDS with Grafana

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 panel, […]

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Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

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

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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