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White Papers from Percona

Percona white papers present information on a variety of topics, such as in-depth analyses and recommendations for common issues faced by database developers and administrators. The results of our benchmarking tests on software and hardware solutions are also presented. Where appropriate, Percona white papers present best practice recommendations that are based on our in-depth experience developed through working with leading technology users.



  Sep, 2018   

Businesses rely on the availability of their applications and underlying data. In fact, 93% of companies responding to a recent survey state rate data as critical to their business success.

PostgreSQLDatabase BackupData Recovery

  Sep, 2018   

There are lots of open source database options out there for you. You can choose from a relational database, like MySQL or PostgreSQL; or a NoSQL choice like MongoDB. You can run the database on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both.

PostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLInfrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization

  Sep, 2018   

PostgreSQL, most commonly referred to as Postgres, is the fourth most popular database in the world. It has a primary focus on data integrity and has the ability to be customized through extensions.

PostgreSQLInfrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization

  Sep, 2018   

MySQL is one of the most widely used relational databases, powering nine out of ten websites around the world. With this level of adoption, it must be a good fit for your needs, right? Not so fast.

MySQLMySQL SupportInfrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization

  Sep, 2018   

MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database option. How do you know when it makes sense to use it over another database?

MongoDBMongoDB SupportInfrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization

  Sep, 2018   

Today, guaranteeing the performance of mission-critical applications, websites and services is one of the most important aspects of business success.

PostgreSQLHighly Available Data InfrastructureHigh Availability

  Jul, 2018   

When you look back at most outages and customer slowdowns, you often can tie these back to a series of events that started early in the lifecycle of an application.

MariaDBPostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLInfrastructure and DesignCloud

  Jul, 2018   

Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) is an active/active high availability and high scalability open source solution for MySQL clustering.

Percona XtraDB ClusterInfrastructure Review and Design ServicesInfrastructure and Design

  Jul, 2018   

Today’s enterprises depend more and more on business-critical applications and websites. Understanding how your database affects your application performance is vital to achieving business goals.

MariaDBPostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLInfrastructure Review and Design ServicesInfrastructure and Design

  Jul, 2018   

In the rush to get products out the door, meet deadlines and boost sales, companies often overlook the need to proactively maintain, tune and optimize their infrastructure.

MariaDBPostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLPerformance AuditInfrastructure Review and Design ServicesPerformance Optimization

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