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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.

  Jun, 2017   

Will your database performance meet your business growth needs?

  Mar, 2017   Dave Avery

Today, keeping your enterprise agile and flexible is not just an advantage, it is a requirement.

  Sep, 2015   Andrew Moore, Benjamin Mildren, David Busby, Max Bubenick

We created a checklist of common but deadly MySQL problems to make your life easier.  If handled reactively, these issues can lead to unacceptable downtime, unnecessary costs, malicious attacks, frustrated users, and lost business.

  Jun, 2014   Ryan Lowe

Backup and recovery processes are a foundational piece of any application infrastructure. A well-tested backup and recovery system can be the difference between a minor outage and the end of a business.

  Mar, 2014   Peter Boros

ScaleArc hired Percona to perform various tests on its database traffic management product. This case study is the outcome of the benchmarks carried out by Uday Sawant (ScaleArc) and Peter Boros (Percona).

  Sep, 2013   Jay Janssen

This document represents current MySQL high availability best practices. These form the core of what Percona consultants and engineers will typically discuss with customers exploring this space.

  May, 2012   Vadim Tkachenko

The goal of this benchmark is to show the performance impact of using an Intel 520 SSD drive under a MySQL workload.

  Feb, 2012   Baron Schwartz

The TCP network traffic conversation between a client and a MySQL server is a rich source of data for many types of analysis. In this paper, we show how the simplest type of traffic packet headers with no payload can provide a surprising variety of information about the system’s performance. The techniques that we demonstrate are quick, require o

  Nov, 2011   Vadim Tkachenko

The goal of this research is to compare the performance (throughput) of Virident FlashMAX M1400 card with Fusion-io ioDrive Duo 1.28TB card under a tpcc-mysql workload.

  Mar, 2011   Baron Schwartz

Everyone wants to prevent database downtime by being proactive, but are
measures such as inspecting logs and analyzing SQL really proactive? Although
these are worthwhile, they almost always identify problems that already exist.
To be truly proactive, one must prevent problems, which requires studying and
understanding the reasons for downtime. T

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