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Three Methods of Installing Percona Monitoring and Management

 | June 15, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

Installing Percona Monitoring and Management

In this blog post, we’ll look at three different methods for installing Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM). Percona offers multiple methods of installing Percona Monitoring and Management, depending on your environment and scale. I’ll also share comments on which installation methods we’ve decided to forego for now. Let’s begin by reviewing the three supported methods: […]

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Docker Security Vulnerability CVE-2016-9962

 | January 31, 2017 |  Posted In: Docker, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, PMM, Security

CVE-2016-9962

Docker 1.12.6 was released to address CVE-2016-9962. CVE-2016-9962 is a serious vulnerability with RunC. Quoting the coreos page (linked above): “RunC allowed additional container processes via runc exec to be ptraced by the pid 1 of the container. This allows the main processes of the container, if running as root, to gain access to file-descriptors of these new […]

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Is Docker Good for Your Database?

 | November 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MongoDB, MySQL, Solutions Engineering

Docker

This blog post reviews the appropriateness of Docker and other container solutions for your database environment. A few weeks back, I wrote a fairly high-level blog post about containers. It covered what you should consider when thinking about using Docker, rkt, LXC, etc. I hope you’ve taken the chance to give it a quick read. It’s a […]

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Three Things to Consider When Thinking About Containers

 | October 19, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, Hardware and Storage, MySQL, Solutions Engineering

containers

Containers like Docker and Rocket are getting more popular every day. In my conversations with customers, they consistently ask what containers are and how they can use them in their environment. If you’re as curious as most people, read on. . . How did this happen? From what I understand, containers grew out of Google’s (and others’) […]

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MyRocks Docker images

 | September 6, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MySQL

Docker

In this post, I’ll point you to MyRocks Docker images with binaries, allowing you to install and play with the software. During the @Scale conference, Facebook announced that MyRocks is mature enough that it has been installed on 5% of Facebook’s MySQL slaves. This has saved 50% of the space on these slaves, which allows them […]

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Testing Docker multi-host network performance

 | August 3, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MySQL

MySQL Group Replication

In this post, I’ll review Docker multi-host network performance. In a past post, I tested Docker network. The MySQL Server team provided their own results, which are in line with my observations. For this set of tests, I wanted to focus more on Docker networking using multiple hosts. Mostly because when we set up a high availability […]

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Docker automatic MySQL slave propagation

 | June 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

MySQL Group Replication

In this post, we’ll discuss Docker automatic MySQL slave propagation for help with scaling. In my previous posts on the Docker environment, I covered Percona XtraDB Cluster. Percona XtraDB Cluster can automatically scale by conveniently adding new nodes using the highly automated State Snapshot Transfer. State Snapshot Transfer allows a new node to copy data […]

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