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.


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 Infrastructure


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 Infrastructure


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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Performance at Scale: Keeping Your Database on Its Toes

Will your database performance meet your business growth needs?

MariaDBMongoDBMySQLScalabilityPerformance Optimization


Database in the Cloud: How to Make Your Cloud Database Environments Soar (or Sore)

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

MongoDBMySQLCloud


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