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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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Percona Live Europe Tutorial: Elasticsearch 101

 | October 3, 2018 |  Posted In: Events, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Tools

Elasticsearch logo

For Percona Live Europe, I’ll be presenting the tutorial Elasticsearch 101 alongside my colleagues and fellow presenters from ObjectRocket Alex Cercel, DBA, and Mihai Aldoiu, Data Engineer. Here’s a brief overview of our tutorial. Elasticsearch® is well known as a highly scalable search engine that stores data in a structure optimized for language based searches but […]

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Minimize MySQL Deadlocks with 3 Steps

 | September 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Entry Level, MySQL

application deadlock in MySQL transactions

MySQL has locking capabilities, for example table and row level locking, and such locks are needed to control data integrity in multi-user concurrency. Deadlocks—where two or more transactions are waiting for one another to give up locks before the transactions can proceed successfully—are an unwanted situation. It is a classic problem for all databases including […]

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7 Checks to Successfully Upgrade MongoDB Replica Set in Production

 | August 29, 2018 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Open Source Databases

checklist for the upgrade of MongoDB replica set

MongoDB ships powerful features in each release. The new release brings new features while revisions add bug fixes, security patches or improvements to existing features. To bring most out these releases to your plate you should always consider upgrading your MongoDB deployments. Planning your database upgrade can avoid the nightmares caused due to database-upgrade-gone-wrong or avoid not-so-simple rollbacks in your production […]

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Question about Semi-Synchronous Replication: the Answer with All the Details

 | August 23, 2018 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL

semi-sync replication MySQL

I was recently asked a question by mail about MySQL Lossless Semi-Synchronous Replication. As I think the answer could benefit many people, I am answering it in a blog post. The answer brings us to the internals of transaction committing, of semi-synchronous replication, of MySQL (server) crash recovery, and of storage engine (InnoDB) crash recovery. […]

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