Complex Stateful Applications Made Easier with Kubernetes

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and Kubernetes is the most popular and rapidly-developing project currently.

The MySQL Query Optimizer Explained Through Optimizer Trace

All major considerations and decisions made by the MySQL Query Optimizer may be recorded in an Optimizer Trace. While EXPLAIN will show the query execution plan the Query Optimizer has decided to use, MySQL's Optimizer Trace will tell WHY the optimizer selected this plan.

MariaDB and MySQL - What Statistics Optimizer Needs Or When and How Not to Use Indexes

When your SQL query reaches the DBMS, it's the optimizer's job to decide how to execute it for you to get the result as fast as possible.

Vitess: Running Sharded MySQL on Kubernetes

Vitess has continued to evolve into a massively scalable sharded solution for the cloud. It's is now used for storing core business data for companies like Slack, Square,, and many others.

This session will cover the high-level features of Vitess with a focus on what makes it cloud-native.

The Highs and Lows of Running a Distributed Database on Kubernetes

As modern organizations have rapidly embraced containers in recent years, stateful applications like databases have proven tougher to transition into this brave new world than other workloads.

Performing MongoDB Massive Write Operations Efficiently

Either because of a new feature, a bug, or just for archival purposes, it is often necessary to update or remove large amounts of documents in production.

Upgrading to MongoDB 4.0 From Older Versions

The changes that MongoDB is bringing to the world in 4.0 are tempting to many companies and administrators, but if you are on an older version such as 3.2, upgrading with minimum disruption can be challenging.

Errant GTIDs Breaking Replication: How to Detect and Avoid Them

GTIDs were introduced to solve replication problems and improve database consistency.

New Features in MySQL 8.0 Replication

The evolution of MySQL replication shows that there is a lot of effort put into reducing operations cost and minimize administration overhead. Thus MySQL DBAs and DevOps can spend more time expanding their infrastructure, rather than catering for it.

MySQL Group Replication vs PostgreSQL Bi-Directional Replication

Integrating the most suitable highly available multi-master, non clustered, freely accessible
relational database management system (RDBMS)
solution for large scale environments is a challenging task; it
resembles evaluating marathon champions trained by different olympic coaches.


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