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A Nice Feature in MariaDB 10.3: no InnoDB Buffer Pool in Core Dumps

 | June 28, 2018 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL

InnoDB buffer pool size

MariaDB 10.3 is now generally available (10.3.7 was released GA on 2018-05-25). The article What’s New in MariaDB Server 10.3 by the MariaDB Corporation lists three key improvements in 10.3: temporal data processing, Oracle compatibility features, and purpose-built storage engines. Even if I am excited about MyRocks and curious on Spider, I am also very […]

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Character Sets: Migrating to utf8mb4 with pt_online_schema_change

 | June 12, 2018 |  Posted In: MySQL

Modern applications often feature the use of data in many different languages. This is often true even of applications that only offer a user facing interface in a single language. Many users may, for example, need to enter names which, although using Latin characters, feature diacritics; in other cases, they may need to enter text […]

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Enabling KMS encryption for a running Amazon RDS instance

 | June 8, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, MySQL

Since summer 2017, Amazon RDS supports encryption at rest using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) for db.t2.small and db.t2.medium database instances, making the feature now available to virtually every instance class and type. Unless you are running Previous Generation DB Instances or you can only afford to run a db.t2.micro, every other instance class now […]

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