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.

The Need for Speed and Scale

Performance and scale are more important than ever. With user expectations at an all-time high and attention spans at an all-time low, each second of downtime can cost your business millions in lost customers and revenue.

Business / Case StudyPerformance AuditPercona Monitoring and ManagementPerformance Optimization

Entering the New World of Database Technologies

From the rise of cloud computing, machine learning, and automation, to the impact of growing real-time and self-service demands, the world of database management continues to evolve.

TechnologiesDatabase DesignDatabase InfrastructureCloud

The Hidden Costs of Not Properly Managing Your Databases

Companies are increasingly embracing database automation and the advantagesoffered by the cloud.

TechnologiesDatabase DesignCloud

When is Percona Software the Right Choice?

We understand that choosing open source software for your business can be a potential minefield. You need to select the best available options, which fully support and adapt to your changing needs.


Do I Need Support, Consulting, Managed DBA Services, or Training?

There are lots of open source database options out there for you. People often wonder how they will know which is the right fit for their needs.

MariaDBPostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLPercona ConsultingPercona DBA for AWSPercona DBA for Google CloudPercona DBA for Microsoft AzureUnlimited Server SupportPercona DBA for MySQL

Why Developers Prefer MongoDB

Modern developers are faced with the task of operating in an exceedingly competitive business environment.


On-Premises, IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS, Serverless

When planning out a new or changed application backend environment, or migrating to another backend environment, there are lots of decisions that need to be made. One of the first is which database product or products best suit your needs.

TechnologiesOpen Source Database

How Do I Know Which Database to Choose?

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.

PostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLPerformance Optimization

PostgreSQL High Availability

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

PostgreSQLHigh Availability

Efficient Point-in-Time Recovery in PostgreSQL

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