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Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Call for Papers Is Now Open!

 | November 13, 2017 |  Posted In: Big Data, Business Continuity, Docker, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Live, PostgreSQL

Percona Live

Announcing the opening of the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, call for papers. It will be open from now until December  22, 2017. Our theme is “Championing Open Source Databases,” with topics of MySQL, MongoDB and other open source databases, including PostgreSQL, time series databases and RocksDB. Sessions tracks include Developers, Operations […]

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MySQL and Linux Context Switches

 | November 9, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL

Context Switches

In this blog post, I’ll look at MySQL and Linux context switches and what is the normal number per second for a database environment. You might have heard many times about the importance of looking at the number of context switches to indicate if MySQL is suffering from the internal contention issues. I often get […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 Is Now Available

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, open source databases, Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. This release contains fixes to bugs found after Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0 was released. It also introduces two important improvements. We replaced the btrfs file system with XFS in AMI and OVF images, and the Prometheus dashboard has been enhanced to offer more information. For install and upgrade instructions, […]

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MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality Check

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL

MySQL vs. MariaDB

In this blog, we’ll provide a comparison between MySQL vs. MariaDB (including Percona Server for MySQL). Introduction The goal of this blog post is to evaluate, at a higher level, MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server for MySQL side-by-side to better inform the decision making process. It is largely an unofficial response to published comments from […]

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MySQL Dashboard Improvements in Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0

 | October 31, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, InnoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

In this blog post, I’ll walk through some of the improvements to the Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) MySQL dashboard in release 1.4.0. As the part of Percona Monitoring and Management development, we’re constantly looking for better ways to visualize information and help you to spot and resolve problems faster. We’ve made some updates to the […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 12: Open Source Summit Europe and Open Source Entrepreneur Network

 | October 27, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. This week was exciting from a Percona exposure standpoint. We were at Open Source Summit Europe. I gave two talks and participated in a panel, as the co-located event for the Open Source Entrepreneur Network happened […]

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MySQL Point in Time Recovery the Right Way

 | October 23, 2017 |  Posted In: Backups, GTID, MySQL, Replication

MySQL Point In Time Recovery

In this blog, I’ll look at how to do MySQL point in time recovery (PITR) correctly. Sometimes we need to restore from a backup, and then replay the transactions that happened after the backup was taken. This is a common procedure in most disaster recovery plans, when for example you accidentally drop a table/database or run […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0 Is Now Available

 | October 20, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, open source databases, Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0. This release introduces the support of external Prometheus exporters so that you can create dashboards in the Metrics monitor even for the monitoring services other than those provided with PMM client packages. To attach an existing external Prometheus exporter, run pmm-admin add external:metrics NAME_OF_EXPORTER URL:PORT. The list of […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 11: Velocity EU London and Open Source Summit Europe

 | October 20, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. I spent all of this week at O’Reilly Velocity EU London. I gave a tutorial, a talk and generally networked with attendees (besides my normal evangelical duties). I’ll write some thoughts on it later (probably […]

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Percona Blog Poll: How Do You Currently Host Applications and Databases?

 | October 19, 2017 |  Posted In: Aurora RDS, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Database Poll, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, MySQL

Host applications and databases

Percona latest blog poll asks how you currently host applications and databases. Select an option below, or leave a comment to clarify your deployment! With the increased need for environments that respond more quickly to changing business demands, many enterprises are moving to the cloud and hosted deployments for applications and software in order to […]

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