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Percona Server Feature Comparison

Percona Server is a free, fully compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL® that provides superior performance, scalability and instrumentation.

With Percona Server, you will:

  • Run faster and more consistent queries
  • Consolidate servers on powerful hardware
  • Delay sharding, or avoid it entirely
  • Save money on hosting fees and power
  • Spend less time tuning and administering
  • Achieve higher uptime
Hany Fahim, co-founder and CEO of VM Farms

“Percona Server is fantastic. Queries run faster and more consistently, tuning and administration is easier, and we are experiencing extremely high uptimes.”

Feature Percona Server 5.6 MySQL 5.6 CE
Open source
ACID Compliance
Multi-Version Concurrency Control
Row-Level Locking
Automatic Crash Recovery
Table Partitioning
Stored Procedures
Foreign Keys
Extra Diagnostic Features Percona Server 5.6 MySQL 5.6 CE
Global Performance and Status Counters 398 341
Per-Table Performance Counters
Per-Index Performance Counters
Per-User Performance Counters
Per-Client Performance Counters
Enhanced Mutex Diagnostics
Performance & Scalability Enhancements Percona Server 5.6 MySQL 5.6 CE
Partitioned Adaptive Hash Search
Support for FlashCache
Improved buffer pool scalability
Tuned flushing algorithms
Extra Features for DBA/Operations Staff Percona Server 5.6 MySQL 5.6 CE
PAM authentication (Enterprise Only)
Audit Log (Enterprise Only)
Threadpool (Enterprise Only)
Log Archiving
Online GTID deployment
XtraBackup integration Percona Server 5.6 MySQL 5.6 CE
Fast Incremental Backups
Lightweight Backup Locks

How Percona Can Help :

Percona Consulting can help you determine if Percona Server is the right solution for your company and if it is, help deploy Percona Server, while ensuring optimal performance. Percona Support can ensure your deployment runs as expected and help you in a crisis. If you lack the resources to manage your deployment, our Managed Services team can take over the full operation of your database.

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