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Percona submits 7 talks for Vancouver OpenStack Summit (voting ends Feb. 23)

 | February 18, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, OpenStack, OpenStack Live

Percona has submitted seven talks for the next OpenStack Summit in Vancouver this May. And as with all OpenStack Summit events, the community decides the content. Voting ends February 23, and if you aren’t already an OpenStack Foundation member (required to vote), you can join now for free here. Percona’s Vancouver OpenStack Summit proposals Percona’s […]

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OpenStack Live 2015: FAQs on the who, what, where, when, why & how

 | January 30, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack, OpenStack Live, Percona Live

This April 13-14 Percona is introducing an annual conference called OpenStack Live. I’ve seen a few questions about the new event so decided to help clarify what this show is about and who should attend. Unlike OpenStack Summits, held twice a year and dedicated to primarily to developers, OpenStack Live is an opportunity for OpenStack […]

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MySQL benchmarks on eXFlash DIMMs

 | January 26, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

In this blog post, we will discuss MySQL performance on eXFlash DIMMs. Earlier we measured the IO performance of these storage devices with sysbench fileio. Environment The benchmarking environment was the same as the one we did sysbench fileio in. CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690 (hyper threading enabled) FusionIO driver version: 3.2.6 build 1212 Operating […]

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Making HAProxy 1.5 replication lag aware in MySQL

 | December 18, 2014 |  Posted In: haproxy, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraDB Cluster

HAProxy is frequently used as a software load balancer in the MySQL world. Peter Boros, in a past post, explained how to set it up with Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) so that it only sends queries to available nodes. The same approach can be used in a regular master-slaves setup to spread the read load across […]

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OpenStack Live 2015: Sneak peak of the April conference

 | December 9, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, OpenStack Live, Percona Live

On behalf of the OpenStack Live Conference Committee, I am excited to announce the sneak peek schedule for the inaugural OpenStack Live 2015 Conference! This new annual conference, running in parallel with the already established Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, will feature one day of tutorials followed by a full day of breakout sessions April 13-14, in […]

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MySQL and OpenStack deep dive: Dec. 10 webinar

 | December 4, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL Webinars, OpenStack, OpenStack Live

Fact: MySQL is the most commonly used database in OpenStack deployments. Of course that includes a number of MySQL variants – standard MySQL by Oracle, MariaDB, Percona Server, MySQL Galera, Percona XtraDB Cluster, etc. However, there are many misconceptions and myths around the pros and cons of these MySQL flavors. Join me and my friend […]

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OpenStack Live Call for Proposals closes November 16

 | November 11, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, OpenStack, OpenStack Live, Percona Live, Trove

The OpenStack Live conference in Silicon Valley (April 13-14, 2015) will emphasize the essential elements of making OpenStack perform better with emphasis on the critical role of MySQL and Trove. If you use OpenStack and have a story to share or a skill to teach, we encourage you to submit a speaking proposal for a […]

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OpenStack users shed light on Percona XtraDB Cluster deadlock issues

 | September 11, 2014 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, OpenStack, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I was fortunate to attend an Ops discussion about databases at the OpenStack Summit Atlanta this past May as one of the panelists. The discussion was about deadlock issues OpenStack operators see with Percona XtraDB Cluster (of course this is applicable to any Galera-based solution). I asked to describe what they are seeing, and as […]

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ScaleArc: Real-world application testing with WordPress (benchmark test)

 | April 29, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

ScaleArc recently hired Percona to perform various tests on its database traffic management product. This post is the outcome of the benchmarks carried out by me and ScaleArc co-founder and chief architect, Uday Sawant. The goal of this benchmark was to identify ScaleArc’s overhead using a real-world application – the world’s most popular (according to […]

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