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How to contribute Dashboards to PMM

 | May 4, 2020 |  Posted In: Entry Level, Information, Intermediate Level, Open Source Databases, Tools

Have you already contributed to Percona’s open-source products or perhaps you wanted to try doing so? I will tell you how to become a contributor to the popular open-source product from Percona in just a few hours. You don’t need any serious developer skills. We earlier explained how to contribute to PMM documentation in our […]

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Unexpected slow ALTER TABLE in MySQL 5.7

and  | April 23, 2020 |  Posted In: Intermediate Level, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

Usually one would expect that ALTER TABLE with ALGORITHM=COPY will be slower than the default ALGORITHM=INPLACE. In this blog post we describe the case when this is not so. One of the reasons for such behavior is the lesser known limitation of ALTER TABLE (with default ALGORITHM=INPLACE) that avoids REDO operations. As a result, all […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 – New Data Masking Feature

 | December 13, 2019 |  Posted In: Intermediate Level, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL

Data Masking in Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.17

Database administrators are responsible for maintaining the privacy and integrity of data. When the data contains confidential information, your company has a legal obligation to ensure that privacy is maintained. Even so, being able to access the information contained in that dataset, for example for testing or reporting purposes, has great value so what to […]

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