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Disk of Yesteryear Compared to Today’s SSD Drives

 | January 17, 2020 |  Posted In: MySQL, Open Source Databases, Percona Server for MySQL

In my last blog post I showed you how to get the entire Percona “Stack” up and running on a Raspberry Pi. This time around, I would like to show the impact on performance between using an SSD hard disk and a standard hard disk. Disk performance is a key factor in Percona Server for MySQL […]

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A First Look at Amazon RDS Proxy

 | January 7, 2020 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, DevOps, MySQL

At re:Invent in Las Vegas in December 2019, AWS announced the public preview of RDS Proxy, a fully managed database proxy that sits between your application and RDS. The new service offers to “share established database connections, improving database efficiency and application scalability”. But one of the benefits that caught my eye is the ability […]

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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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Are your Database Backups Good Enough?

 | September 20, 2019 |  Posted In: Events, MySQL

In the last few years there have been several examples of major service problems affecting businesses data: outages causing data inconsistencies; unavailability or data loss, and worldwide cyberattacks encrypting your files and asking for a ransom. Database-related incidents are a very common industry issue- even if the root cause is not the database system itself. […]

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