Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Beyond the MongoDB content that will be at Percona Live Europe 2018, there is also a bit of an agenda for MongoDB Europe 2018, happening on November 8 in London—a day after Percona Live in Frankfurt. I expect you’ll see a diverse set of MongoDB content at Percona Live.
The Percona Live Europe Call for Papers closes TODAY! (Friday August 17, 2018)
From Amazon, there have been some good MySQL changes. You now have access to time delayed replication as a strategy for your High Availability and disaster recovery. This works with versions 5.7.22, 5.6.40 and later. It is worth noting that this isn’t documented as working for MariaDB (yet?). It arrived in MariaDB Server in 10.2.3.
Another MySQL change from Amazon? Aurora Serverless MySQL is now generally available. You can build and run applications without thinking about instances: previously, the database function was not all that focused on serverless. This on-demand auto-scaling serverless Aurora should be fun to use. Only Aurora MySQL 5.6 is supported at the moment and also, be aware that this is not available in all regions yet (e.g. Singapore).
- pgmetrics is described as an open-source, zero-dependency, single-binary tool that can collect a lot of information and statistics from a running PostgreSQL server and display it in easy-to-read text format or export it as JSON for scripting.
- PostgreSQL 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24, And 11 Beta 3 has two fixed security vulnerabilities may inspire an upgrade.
- Google SRE book – An excellent summary by Dan Luu, of the book that was covered in Week 46. I’ll be on the lookout for more of these summaries!
- How Amazon DynamoDB adaptive capacity accommodates uneven data access patterns (or, why what you know about DynamoDB might be outdated) – an excellent blog about DynamoDB and how it adaptively adjusts throughput in response to your traffic at a per-shard/partition level for all tables. It is more elastic and works well for uneven workloads. For all capacity planners using DynamoDB, I think this is a great post for you to read.
- Martin Arrieta (LinkedIn) is now a Site Reliability Engineer at Fastly. Formerly of Pythian and Percona.
- Ivan Zoratti (LinkedIn) is now Director of Product Management at Neo4j. He was previously on founding teams, was the CTO of MariaDB Corporation (then SkySQL), and is a long time MySQL veteran.
- db tech showcase Tokyo 2018 – 19-21 September 2018
- Open Source Summit Europe 2018 – 22-24 October 2018