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5 great new features from Percona Cloud Tools for MySQL

 | August 19, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

It’s been three months since we announced anything for Percona Cloud Tools, not because we’ve been idle but because we’ve been so busy the time flew by!  Here’s the TL;DR to pique your interest: EXPLAIN queries in real-time through the web app Query Analytics for Performance Schema Dashboards: customizable, shared groups of charts Install and […]

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Paris OpenStack Summit Voting – Percona Submits 16 MySQL Talks

 | August 1, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona Software

MySQL plays a critical role in OpenStack. It serves as the host database supporting most components such as Nova, Glance, and Keystone and is the most mature guest database in Trove. Many OpenStack operators use Percona open source software including the MySQL drop-in compatible Percona Server and Galera-based Percona XtraDB Cluster as well as tools such as Percona XtraBackup and Percona Toolkit. […]

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Reference architecture for a write-intensive MySQL deployment

 | July 22, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, TokuDB

We designed Percona Cloud Tools (both hardware and software setup) to handle a very high-intensive MySQL write workload. For example, we already observe inserts of 1bln+ datapoints per day. So I wanted to share what kind of hardware we use to achieve this result. Let me describe what we use, and later I will explain […]

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 | July 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Percona Software, TokuDB

We are using Percona Server + TokuDB engine extensively in Percona Cloud Tools and getting real usage operational experience with this engine. So I want to share some findings we came across, in hope it may help someone in their work with TokuDB. So, one problem I faced is that SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES is […]

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“How to monitor MySQL performance” with Percona Cloud Tools: June 25 webinar

 | June 18, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Technical Webinars

We recently released a new version of Percona Cloud Tools with MySQL monitoring capabilities. Join me June 25 and learn the details about all of the great new features inside Percona Cloud Tools – which is now free in beta. The webinar is titled “Monitoring All (Yes, All!) MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools” and begins at […]

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Measure the impact of MySQL configuration changes with Percona Cloud Tools

 | June 11, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

When you make a change to your MySQL configuration in production it would be great to know the impact (a “before and after” type of picture). Some changes are obvious. For many variables proper values can be determined beforehand, i.e. innodb_buffer_pool_size or innodb_log_file_size. However, there is 1 configuration variable which is much less obvious for many people […]

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Why did we develop percona-agent in Go?

 | June 4, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

We recently open-sourced our percona-agent and if you check out the source code, you’ll find that it is written in the Go programming language (aka Golang). For those not up to speed, the percona-agent is a real-time client-side agent for Percona Cloud Tools. Our requirements are quite demanding for our agents. This one is software that works […]

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Do not trust vmstat IOwait numbers

 | June 3, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server

I’ve been running a benchmark today on my old test box with conventional hard drives (no raid with BBU) and noticed something unusual in the CPU utilization statistics being reported. The benchmark was run like this:

Which means: create 64 threads and hammer the database with queries as quickly as possible. As the test […]

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From zero to full visibility of MySQL in 3 minutes with Percona Cloud Tools

 | May 28, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Software

First, I would like to invite you to my webinar, “Monitoring All (Yes, All!) MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools,” on Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, where I will talk on the new features in Percona Cloud Tools, including monitoring capabilities. In this post I’d like to show the cool and […]

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Introducing the 3-Minute MySQL Monitor

 | May 23, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

There are many cool, new things happening with Percona Cloud Tools.  To avoid “tl;dr” I will highlight only one new feature after a brief, general announcement.  The new feature is a 3-minute MySQL monitor.  I’ll blog later about other features. The general announcement is: Last week we quietly released a brand-new agent called percona-agent, and we added MySQL and […]

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