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 Hidden Costs of Not Properly Managing Your Databases

Companies are increasingly embracing database automation and the advantages offered by the cloud.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Choose PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is a powerful, 100% free and open source, object-relational database system, with over 30 years of active development. It has a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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