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The Value of Database Support

 | July 20, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Support

database support

In this post, I’ll discuss how database support is good for your enterprise. Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. You must purchase car insurance before the incident […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wednesday July 20, 11 am PDT: Practical MySQL Performance Optimization

 | July 19, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL 5.7

MySQL Performance Optimization

Are you looking to improve your MySQL performance? Application success is often limited by poor MySQL performance. Please join Percona CEO and Founder Peter Zaitsev for this exclusive webinar on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC – 7) as he presents “Practical MySQL Performance Optimization“. Peter Zaitsev discusses how to get excellent […]

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Using Ceph with MySQL

 | July 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and OpenStack, Hardware and Storage, High-availability, MySQL, OpenStack

Ceph

Over the last year, the Ceph world drew me in. Partly because of my taste for distributed systems, but also because I think Ceph represents a great opportunity for MySQL specifically and databases in general. The shift from local storage to distributed storage is similar to the shift from bare disks host configuration to LVM-managed […]

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Percona Server 5.6.31-77.0 is now available

 | July 7, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software, TokuDB

percona server 5.6.30-76.3

Percona announces the release of Percona Server 5.6.31-77.0 on July 7th, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.6.31, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.31-77.0 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. Percona Server is open-source and free – this […]

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MySQL 5.7, utf8mb4 and the load data infile

 | July 5, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

utf8mb4 and the load data infile

In this post, I’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles UTF8MB4 and the load data infile. Many of my clients have told me that they do not like using the LOAD DATA INFILE statement and prefer to manually parse and load the data. The main reason they do it is issues with the character sets, specifically […]

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Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

 | July 1, 2016 |  Posted In: 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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Rescuing a crashed pt-online-schema-change with pt-archiver

 | June 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, Replication

crashed pt-online-schema-change

This article discusses how to salvage a crashed pt-online-schema-change by leveraging pt-archiver and executing queries to ensure that the data gets accurately migrated. I will show you how to continue the data copy process, and how to safely close out the pt-online-schema-change via manual operations such as RENAME TABLE and DROP TRIGGER commands. The normal process to […]

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2016 MySQL User Group Leaders Summit

 | June 29, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

MySQL User Group Leaders Summit

In this post, I’ll share my experience attending the annual MySQL User Group Leaders Summit in Bucharest, Romania. The MySQL User Group Leaders Summit gathers together as many of the global MySQL user group leaders as possible. At the summit, we discuss further actions on how we can better act for their local communities. This […]

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Migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL

 | June 23, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL

In this blog series, I will share my experiences as I migrate commercial databases (i.e., Microsoft SQL or Oracle) to open source (MySQL). More specifically, we will look at how you can migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL. For this first blog post I’ve chosen Jira database as an example, and used three different tools to […]

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