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Tame Kubernetes with These Open-Source Tools

 | July 8, 2019 |  Posted In: DevOps, Kubernetes, Tools

Kubernetes’ popularity as the most-preferred open-source container-orchestration system has skyrocketed in the recent past. The overall container market is expected to cross USD 2.7 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 40 percent.  Three orchestrators spearhead this upward trend, namely Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm. However, referring to the graph below, Kubernetes clearly leads the […]

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Percona Live Europe Presents: Need for speed – Boosting Apache Cassandra’s performance using Netty

 | October 22, 2018 |  Posted In: DevOps, Events, MySQL

My talk is titled Need for speed: Boosting Apache Cassandra’s performance using Netty. Over the years that I have worked in the software industry, making code run fast has fascinated me. So, naturally when I first started contributing to Apache Cassandra, I started looking opportunities to improve its performance. My talk takes us through some […]

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Deploying MySQL on Kubernetes with a Percona-based Operator

 | October 11, 2018 |  Posted In: Advanced Level, DevOps, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

Kubernetes MySQL Operator

In the context of providing managed WordPress hosting services, at Presslabs we operate with lots of small to medium-sized databases, in a DB-per-service model, as we call it. The workloads are mostly reads, so we need to efficiently scale that. The MySQL® asynchronous replication model fits the bill very well, allowing us to scale horizontally […]

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