24 April 2014

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Peter Zaitsev

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Peter Zaitsev said in one of his keynote talks that MySQL used to be considered a toy. Today that assessment is wrong, or at least very difficult to defend. The proof is that nearly all of the largest and most successful web companies today use it ( Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Box, etc.), and myriad other web and traditional companies use it too. MySQL works, but it's not a panacea and successful companies realize this. I'll talk more about this at …

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By Peter Zaitsev of MySQL Performance Blog 3 days ago.
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Peter Zaitsev at last year's Percona University event in Montevideo

Later this week I'm excited to depart on a trip to South America. First I will stop in Montevideo, Uruguay, to meet with Percona's team out there as well as to participate in our next Percona University event on April 29.

For those who do not know, Percona University events are free to attend and packed with technical presentations about MySQL and surrounding technologies, delivered …

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Peter Zaitsev at last year's Percona University event in Montevideo

Later this week I'm excited to depart on a trip to South America. First I will stop in Montevideo, Uruguay, to meet with Percona's team out there as well as to participate in our next Percona University event on April 29.

For those who do not know, Percona University events are free to attend and packed with technical presentations about MySQL and surrounding technologies, delivered …

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…afternoon of talks and sharing of best practices for both technologies. After a brief welcome message from Peter Zaitsev, co-founder and CEO of Percona, Florian Haas shared an introduction to OpenStack including its history and the basics of how it works.

Jay Pipes delivered lessons from the field based on his years of OpenStack experience at AT&T, at Mirantis, and as a frequent code contributor to the project. Jay Janssen , a Percona managing consultant, complemented …

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By Peter Zaitsev of MySQL Performance Blog 10 days ago.
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Other the last few days, the Percona team has spent a lot of time evaluating the impact of the Heartbleed bug ( CVE-2014-0160) for our customers and for the users of our software. We published a formal disclosure a few days ago. However, I thought a quick summary and some additional information would be good to provide for our MySQL Performance Blog readers.

First, I want to point out that " Heartbleed" is an issue in a commonly used third-party library which typically …

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By Peter Zaitsev of MySQL Performance Blog 1 month ago.
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I'm looking forward to Wednesday's joint webinar on MySQL clustering technologies with Matt Aslett, research director of data management and analytics over at 451 Research. We'll be participating in a live, in-depth discussion of MySQL Clustering for High Availability and Scalability.

Matt will present an overview of the trends driving adoption of clustering technology. He'll also discuss the key technologies and criteria that developers and administrators …

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Continuent's Robert Hodges, and Percona's Peter Zaitsev. This year we will also feature a keynote panel on "The Future of Operating MySQL at Scale". I will host the panel which features Robert Hodges, Nisha Talagala, and Peter Zaitsev, and will focus on the challenges of operating MySQL at scale when downtime is very costly for mission-critical applications and more and more companies running MySQL in the Cloud. We will discuss topics such as high availability …

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…this nice blogpost from my colleague Roman. Further, our CEO Peter Zaitsev also wrote a post recently where he shows the comparison between performance_schema and slow query log. Check here for details.

In related new, Percona recently announced Percona Cloud Tools , the next generation of tools for MySQL. It runs a client-side agent (pt-agent) which runs pt-query-digest on the server with some intervals and uploads the aggregated data to the Percona Cloud Tools API…

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By Peter Zaitsev of MySQL Performance Blog 1 month ago.
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Monitoring MySQL and effectively managing it can be challenging. Identifying issues before they grow into performance problems that impact end users can be crucial. Knowing which tools to use, which key metrics to monitor, and how to resolve issues can be enormously important. When considering these facts, we at Percona decided to take steps to provide our Support customers with the tools, alerts, and advice they need to have higher performing, more secure, and easier to manage MySQL deployments.

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