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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Manyi Lu — MySQL 8.0: what’s new in Optimizer

 | September 1, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Europe featured talk

Welcome to a new Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live […]

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Percona Live 2016: What’s New in MySQL

 | April 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Percona Live

percona live 2016

The second day of Percona Live 2016 is wrapping up, but I still wanted to get to one last lecture. Fortunately, there was a great one available: What’s New in MySQL with Geir Høydalsvik, Senior Software Development Director at Oracle, and Simon Mudd, DBA at booking.com. MySQL 5.7 is an extremely exciting new version of the world’s most popular open […]

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Percona Live Keynote Speakers and Topics!

 | September 10, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

The countdown for the annual Percona Live Data Performance Conference and Expo in Europe continues with today’s announcement of our keynote speakers! This three-day conference focuses on the latest trends, news and best practices in the MySQL, NoSQL and data in the cloud markets, while looking forward to what’s on the long-term horizon within the global data […]

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The MySQL query cache: Worst enemy or best friend?

 | August 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

During the last couple of months I have been involved in an unusually high amount of performance audits for e-commerce applications running with Magento. And although the systems were quite different, they also had one thing in common: the MySQL query cache was very useful. That was counter-intuitive for me as I’ve always expected the […]

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Oracle license revenue and the MySQL ecosystem

 | June 25, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Oracle was in the news recently with the story of its license revenue declining as much as 17% in the recent quarter. This is blamed on transitioning to the cloud in some publications, but others, such as Bloomberg and TechRepublic, look deeper, seeing open source software responsible for the bulk of it. Things are especially […]

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Generated (Virtual) Columns in MySQL 5.7 (labs)

 | April 29, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

About 2 weeks ago Oracle published the MySQL 5.7.7-labs-json version which includes a very interesting feature called “Generated columns” (also know as Virtual or Computed columns). MariaDB has a similar feature as well: Virtual (Computed) Columns. The idea is very simple: if we store a column

in our table we may want to filter or group […]

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