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The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.5. This release contains key new features along with performance improvements and bug fixes. We have outlined some of the key features below.
For additional details about the release:[Read more...]
Join us next Monday as we host the Stockholm MongoDB User Group Meetup in Kista, or the Wireless Valley as it is also referred to.
Our very own Vinay Joosery will be speaking about how to best automate the management & deployment of database clusters, specifically MongoDB clusters though the same principles apply for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona XtraDB based clusters. Henrik Ingo of MongoDB will be talking about Analytics with MongoDB & Hadoop. And Jim Dowling, a Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, will talk[Read more...]
I’m happy to announce that a new version of the MariaDB Audit Plugin is available. Version 1.1.5 can be downloaded here. As you can see the Audit Plugin is available from SkySQL, who has developed the plugin.
However, now with the Audit Plugin being GA for a couple of months since 7th of November last year and customers using it in production, SkySQL has decided to contribute the Audit Plugin to the MariaDB project and I’m happy to tell you that starting from MariaDB versions 5.5.37 and 10.0.9 the Audit Plugin will be included by default. Notice that these versions of MariaDB aren’t yet released.
The MariaDB Audit Plugin introduces the capabilities of tracking user access to data. By having the Audit Plugin available by default in MariaDB, all users can[Read more...]
Galera is slowly but surely establishing itself as a credible replacement for traditional MySQL master-slave architectures.
The benefits are clear - a true multi-master InnoDB setup with built-in fail-over, potentially across data centers.
But how do you migrate? Does the schema or application change? What are the limitations? Can migration be done online, without service interruption? What are the potential risks, and how to address those?
Tuesday, March[Read more...]
It has been a few busy months until now. I have moved from Italy to Thailand, and the move has been my first priority, keeping me from attending FOSDEM and interacting with social media. Now I start catching my breath, and looking around for new events to attend. But before I get into this, let’s make a few things clear:
Great news for Percona customers! We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Percona. Effective immediately, Percona customers will be able to enjoy the advanced automation, monitoring and cluster management capabilities of ClusterControl. Percona will be bundling, with its Cluster support contracts, Percona ClusterControl - a privately branded version of ClusterControl Community. Together we're providing support for the full stack, from Percona XtraDB Cluster to management tools, giving customers one number to call.
For anyone who has deployed, managed or[Read more...]
As many of you know, I’ve been working in the MySQL (http://www.mysql.com) world for quite a while now. IN fact, it was nearly 10 years ago when I first started hacking on MySQL Cluster (https://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/) at MySQL AB.
Most recently, I was at Percona which was a wonderful journey where over my nearly three years there the company at least doubled in size, launched several new software products and greatly improved the quality and frequency of releases.
However the time has come for something[Read more...]
After a few months of submissions and reviews, the program for PerconaLive MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is published. The conference will be held in Santa Clara, from April 1 to 4, 2014.
Registration with early bird discount is available until February 2nd. If you plan to attend, this is probably the best time to act.
I will be presenting twice at the conference:[Read more...]
I have put up a set of scripts on github: https://github.com/stewartsmith/bzr-to-git-conversion-scripts. Why do I need these? Well… if only bzr fast-export|git fast-import worked flawlessly for large, complex and old trees. It doesn’t.
Basically, when you clone this repo you can run “./sync-BLAH.sh” and it’ll pull BZR trees for the project, convert to git and clean things up a bit. You will likely have to edit the sync-BLAH.sh scripts as I have them pointed at branches on my own machine (to speed up the process, not having to do fresh BZR branches of MySQL trees over the network is a feature - it’s never been fast.). You’ll also want to edit the[Read more...]
On last Wednesday morning I gave my talk at linux.conf.au 2014. You can now view and download the recording of it here:
(hopefully more free formats will come soon, the all volunteer AV team has been absolutely amazing getting things up this quickly).
Use your MySQL expertise to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MongoDB.
SPEAKER: Tim Callaghan, VP of Engineering at Tokutek
DATE: Tuesday, December 17th
TIME: 1pm ET
MongoDB is a popular NoSQL DBMS that shares the ease-of-use and quick setup that made MySQL famous. But is MongoDB really up to the job? Is it right for your applications? If you understand MySQL well, you know how database systems work.
Join Tim Callaghan, VP/Engineering at Tokutek as he recaps his and CEO of Continuent, Robert Hodges, session from 2013′s Percona Live London. Learn how to lean on your knowledge of topics like schema design, query optimization, indexing, sharding, and high availability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MongoDB. System design is all about asking the right[Read more...]
In MySQL 5.7.3, this behavior was changed. While the default is still as loud as it can, you can now add an option (log_error_verbosity) to send only errors to STDERR, which allows you to hide the output of mysql_install_db, and still get the errors, if they occur.
However, the same obnoxious verbosity is also in MariaDB 10.0.x. Since I discussed this specific bug with a few MariaDB developers early in 2012, I was disappointed to see this same output when running mysql_install_db with MariaDB.[Read more...]
The call for participation at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is now closed. There have been more than 320 submissions, and this will keep the review committee busy for a while.
One important point for everyone who has submitted: if you have submitted a proposal but haven’t included a bio in your account, do it now. If you don’t, your chances of being taken seriously are greatly reduced. To add a bio, go to your account page and fill in the Biography field. Including a picture is not mandatory, but it will be definitely appreciated.
Although the CfP is closed for tutorials and regular sessions, your chances of becoming a celebrity are not over yet. The CfP is still[Read more...]
You may think that you already know what's the opposite of "DISABLED", but with MySQL Event Scheduler you'll be wrong.
In fact MySQL Event Scheduler may have three different states:
DISABLED - The Event Scheduler thread does not run . In addition, the Event Scheduler state cannot be changed at runtime. OFF (default) - The Event Scheduler thread does not run . When the Event Scheduler is OFF it can be started by setting the value of event_scheduler to ON. ON - The Event Scheduler is started; the event scheduler thread runs and executes all scheduled events.
So if you're going to find it in the DISABLED state and instinctively set it to ENABLED you'll end up with a non-starting MySQL daemon.
Be warned and stay safe out there!
The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.4. This release contains key new features along with performance improvements and bug fixes.
We have outlined some of the key features below. For additional details about the release:[Read more...]
The call for participation for Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 is still open. As part of the review committee, I will be looking at the proposals, and I hope to see many interesting ones.
There is a novelty in the submission form. In addition to tutorials and regular sessions, now you can submit proposals for lightning talks, to which I am particularly interested, as I have organized the lightning talks in the past two editions, and I am in charge to continue the tradition for the next one.
If you want to be a speaker at the conference, here are some tips to get your proposal accepted:
Attending Percona Live in London next week?
Don’t miss the chance to hear Tokutek’s Vice President of Engineering, Tim Callaghan, discuss how to use your MySQL knowledge to become an instant MongoDB Guru and the advantages of using Fractal Tree® indexes in MySQL and MongoDB. Tim will be speaking about these topics in two separate sessions at 12:00pm and 5:00pm on November 12.
For more information on these sessions and Percona Live-London, visit https://www.percona.com/live/london-2013/users/tim-callaghan.
We’re particularly excited about this year’s Percona Live London MySQL Conference. The line-up of speakers & topics looks excellent and it’s good to see speakers from Oracle, Percona, the MariaDB Foundation (amongst others) scheduled at the same event. It demonstrates not just the diversity of the ever broadening MySQL ecosystem, but also the fact that there really is room for everyone to contribute, participate in and advance MySQL in manifold directions while still retaining a certain amount of uniformity.
And this is how we will be contributing to the event ...[Read more...]
I’ll be in Hong Kong for the upcoming OpenStack Summit Nov 5-8. I’d be thrilled to talk database things with others present, especially around Trove DBaaS (DataBase as a Service) and high availability MySQL for OpenStack deployments.
I was last in Hong Kong in 2010 when I worked for Rackspace. The closest office to me was in Hong Kong so that’s where I did my HR onboarding training. I remember telling friends on the Sunday night before leaving for Hong Kong that I may be able to make dinner later in the week purely depending on if somebody got back to me on if I was going to Hong Kong that week. I was, and I went. I took some photos while there.
Walking from the hotel where we were staying to the Rackspace office could be[Read more...]
Over a year ago now, I announced the first Percona Server 5.6 alpha on the Percona MySQL Performance Blog (Announcing Percona Server 5.6 Alpha). That was way back on August 14th, 2012 and it was based on MySQL 5.6.5 released in April.
I’m really happy now to point to the release of the first GA release of Percona Server 5.6 along with[Read more...]
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