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Easy query metrics with MySQL Performance Schema

 | March 12, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Query Analytics

The MySQL Performance Schema exposes so much data that it’s not trivial to learn, configure, and use. With recently released Percona Agent 1.0.11 you can get query metrics – like min, max, and average query execution time – with a few clicks: Click “Apply” and about two minutes later you’ll have query metrics from Performance Schema, collected and […]

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Faster fingerprints and Go packages for MySQL

 | February 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Query Analytics

I’m happy to announce Go packages for MySQL. Particularly exciting is a new query fingerprint function which is very fast and efficient, but I’ll talk about that later. First, go-mysql is currently three simple Go packages for parsing and aggregating MySQL slow logs. If you’ve been following Percona development, you’ve no doubt heard of Percona Cloud Tools (PCT), a […]

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Managing data using open source technologies? Learn what’s hot in 2015!

 | January 8, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, MySQL Webinars, OpenStack, Percona Cloud Tools

Whether you’re looking at the overall MySQL ecosystem or the all-data management landscape, the choice of technologies has never been larger than it is in 2015. Having so many options is great but it also can be very hard to make a selection. I’m going to help narrow the list next week during a Webinar […]

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Streamlined Percona XtraDB Cluster (or anything) testing with Consul and Vagrant

 | December 5, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Introducing Consul I’m always interested in what Mitchell Hashimoto and Hashicorp are up to, I typically find their projects valuable.  If you’ve heard of Vagrant, you know their work. I recently became interested in a newer project they have called ‘Consul‘.  Consul is a bit hard to describe.  It is (in part): Highly consistent metadata […]

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Tips from the trenches for over-extended MySQL DBAs

 | December 2, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Percona Remote DBA

This post is a follow-up to my November 19 webinar, “Tips from the Trenches: A Guide to Preventing Downtime for the Over-Extended DBA,” during which I described some of the most common reasons DBAs experience avoidable downtime. The session was aimed at the “over-stretched DBA,” identified as the MySQL DBA short of time or an […]

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Innodb transaction history often hides dangerous ‘debt’

 | October 17, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server

In many write-intensive workloads Innodb/XtraDB storage engines you may see hidden and dangerous “debt” being accumulated – unpurged transaction “history” which if not kept in check over time will cause serve performance regression or will take all free space and cause an outage. Let’s talk about where it comes from and what can you do […]

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Galera data on Percona Cloud Tools (and other MySQL monitoring tools)

 | August 29, 2014 |  Posted In: ClusterControl, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona ClusterControl, Percona MySQL Support, Percona XtraDB Cluster, XtraDB Cluster

I was talking with a Percona Support customer earlier this week who was looking for Galera data on Percona Cloud Tools. (Percona Cloud Tools, now in free beta, is a hosted service providing access to query performance insights for all MySQL uses.) The customer mentioned they were already keeping track of some Galera stats on Cacti, and […]

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OpenStack’s Trove: The benefits of this database as a service (DBaaS)

 | August 25, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and OpenStack, MySQL, OpenStack, Percona Software

In a previous post, my colleague Dimitri Vanoverbeke discussed at a high level the concepts of database as a service (DBaaS), OpenStack and OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS, Trove. Today I’d like to delve a bit further into Trove and discuss where it fits in, and who benefits. Just to recap, Trove is OpenStack’s implementation […]

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