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.


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.

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


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.

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Early Database Architecture Decisions Can Cost (or Burn) Future Money

In the rush to get products out the door, meet deadlines and boost sales, companies often overlook the need to proactively maintain, tune and optimize their infrastructure.

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