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Considering Sharding with MySQL? Join my April 22 webinar. Questions welcome!

 | April 21, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Technical Webinars

MySQL sharding is one of the most used and surely the most abused MySQL scaling technology. My April 2 Dzone article, “To Shard, or Not to Shard,” proved there is indeed quite an interest in this topic. As such, I’m hosting a live webinar tomorrow (April 22) that will shed light on questions about sharding with […]

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Why Percona Acquired Tokutek: by Peter Zaitsev

 | April 14, 2015 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products to deliver improved performance, reliability and compression for modern Big Data applications. At Percona we have been working with the […]

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The value of MySQL Support

 | April 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

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. For your car to be fully covered, you must purchase car insurance before the incident happens – in fact most places […]

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FoundationDB is acquired by Apple: My thoughts

 | March 27, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

TechCrunch reported yesterday that Apple has acquired FoundationDB. And while I didn’t see any mention if this news on the FoundationDB website, they do have an announcement saying: “We have made the decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer offer downloads.” This is an unfortunate development – I […]

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Percona University: Back to school Feb. 12 in Raleigh, N.C.

 | January 27, 2015 |  Posted In: Big Data, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL, OpenStack

About two years ago we held our first-ever Percona University event in Raleigh, N.C. It was a great success with high attendance and very positive feedback which led us to organize a number of similar educational events in different locations around the world. And next month we’ll be back where it all started. On February […]

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

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

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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