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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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Author Posting Guidelines

and  | June 4, 2018 |  Posted In: Information

Percona’s guidelines for articles on our Community blog are simple: Be highly relevant to open source database users. Content should be your own work. Content unpublished elsewhere is best. If not, then reproduction must be allowed under the original license. Be factual, respectful, and legal. For commercial products: Show how to solve a problem with […]

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Invitation To Authors

and  | June 4, 2018 |  Posted In: Information, Open Source Databases

Our authors Percona’s Community Blog welcomes authors on all manner of open source database topics. It’s not just about Percona software.  But it must lead with databases, not have databases as a subordinate aspect.  It must be highly relevant to databases. Who may publish? All database professionals are invited. You might post here from time […]

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Content License

 | June 1, 2018 |  Posted In: Information

The Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license in summary: You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material We cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. The terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the […]

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