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.


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.

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PostgreSQL High Availability

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

PostgreSQLDEPRECATED: Highly Available Data InfrastructureHigh 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


Why Choose PostgreSQL?

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.

PostgreSQLDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization


Why Choose MongoDB?

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

MongoDBMongoDB SupportDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization


Why Choose MySQL?

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 SupportDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization


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.

PostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and DesignPerformance Optimization


Early Database Architecture Decisions Can Limit (or Kill) Future Growth

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.

MariaDBPostgreSQLMongoDBMySQLDatabase InfrastructureDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and Design


How to Perform Schema Upgrades with Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC)

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

Percona XtraDB ClusterDatabase InfrastructureDEPRECATED: Infrastructure and Design


Migrating to the Cloud Doesn’t Mean Lose Your DBA

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.

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