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Percona Live Europe Presents … In Their Own Words

For those who are looking forward to Percona Live Europe in just two weeks time—and for those yet to make up their minds—some of our presenters have shared some insight into their talks and what they’re most looking forward to themselves. Make no mistake, this is one of the most exciting events in the conference calendar for those of us who work with open source databases.

This year, our conference previews are being hosted over on the Percona community blog and the posts have been written by the presenters.

Percona Live Europe presents…

Here are the first six posts in this series of Percona Live Europe presents. There are more to come, so do come back over the next few days to see if any of the writers can help you pinpoint the talks that you are most …

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Angular 7 Features And Updates

Angular 7 Features And Updates is today’s leading topic. Yes, it is true that  Angular v7 is here and the wait is finally over, and we should be extra enthusiastic about this one since it’s a significant release that implements changes, new features, and improvements throughout the entire platform. It is released with Angular Material 7 and Angular CLI 7Angular 7 is released with improved application performance. Angular Material 7 and CDK have new features like Virtual ScrollingDrag and DropCLI prompts the new feature in Angular CLI …

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Percona Live Europe Presents: Need for speed – Boosting Apache Cassandra’s performance using Netty

My talk is titled Need for speed: Boosting Apache Cassandra’s performance using Netty. Over the years that I have worked in the software industry, making code run fast has fascinated me. So, naturally when I first started contributing to Apache Cassandra, I started looking opportunities to improve its performance. My talk takes us through some interesting challenges within a distributed system like Apache Cassandra and various techniques to significantly improve its performance. Talking about performance is incredibly exciting because you can easily quantify and see the results. Making improvements to the database’s performance not only improves the user experience but also reflects positively on the organization’s bottom line. It also has the added …

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On Some Recent MySQL Optimizer Bugs

Yet another topic I missed in my blog post on problematic MySQL features back in July is MySQL optimizer. Unlike with XA transactions, it was done in purpose, as known bugs, limitations and deficiencies of MySQL optimizer is a topic for a series of blog posts if not a separate blog. At the moment the list of known active bug reports in optimize category consists of …

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Combining tiered and leveled compaction

There are simple optimization problems for LSM tuning. For example use leveled compaction to minimize space amplification and use tiered to minimize write amplification. But there are interesting problems that are harder to solve:

  1. maximize throughput given a constraint on write and/or space amplification
  2. minimize space and/or write amplification given a constraint on read amplification

To solve the first problem use leveled compaction if it can satisfy the write amp constraint, else use tiered compaction if it can satisfy the space amp constraint, otherwise there is no solution. The lack of a solution might mean the constraints are unreasonable but it can also mean we need to enhance LSM implementations to support more diversity in LSM tree shapes. Even when there is a solution using …

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Percona Live Europe Presents: The Latest MySQL Replication Features

Considering the modern world of technology, where distributed system play a key role, replication in MySQL® is at the very heart of that change. It is very exciting to deliver this presentation and to be able to show everyone the greatest and the latest features that MySQL brings in order to continue the success that it has always been in the past.

The talk is suitable for anyone that’s interested in knowing what Oracle is doing with MySQL replication. Old acquaintances will get familiarized about new features already delivered and being considered and newcomers to the MySQL ecosystem will see how great MySQL Replication has grown to be and how it fits in their business..

What I’m most looking forward to at Percona Live Europe…

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Effective Monitoring of MySQL with SCUMM Dashboards Part 1

We added a number of new dashboards for MySQL in our latest release of ClusterControl 1.7.0. - and in our previous blog, we showed you How to Monitor Your ProxySQL with Prometheus and ClusterControl.

In this blog, we will look at the MySQL Overview dashboard.

So, we have enabled the Agent Based Monitoring under the Dashboard tab to start collecting metrics to the nodes. Take note that when enabling the Agent Based Monitoring, you have the options to set the “Scrape Interval (seconds)” and “Data retention (days)”. Scraping Interval is where you want to set how aggressively Prometheus will harvest data from the target and Data Retention is how long you want …

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ProxySQL 1.4.11 and Updated proxysql-admin Tool Now in the Percona Repository

ProxySQL 1.4.11, released by ProxySQL, is now available for download in the Percona Repository along with an updated version of Percona’s proxysql-admin tool.

ProxySQL is a high-performance proxy, currently for MySQL and its forks (like Percona Server for MySQL and MariaDB). It acts as an intermediary for client requests seeking resources from the database. René Cannaò created ProxySQL for DBAs as a means of solving complex replication topology issues.

The ProxySQL 1.4.11 source and binary packages available at https://percona.com/downloads/proxysql

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Where you can find MySQL in October - December 2018 - part 2.

As a continue of the previous blog announcement posted on Oct 16, please find below a list of conferences & events where you can find MySQL team &/or MySQL Community during the period of Oct-Dec 2018:

November 2018 - cont.

  • PerconaLive, Frankfrurt Germany, November 5-7, 2018

    • We are happy to inform that MySQL is going to be Silver sponsor of PerconaLive Europe 2018! You will be able to find us on the MySQL booth in the expo hall as well as attend multiple MySQL talks given by our colleagues. The talks are scheduled as follows:
      • Tutorial on: "MySQL InnoDB Cluster in a Nutshell : The …
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Picking a Deployment Method: Staging versus INI

Continuent Clustering is an extraordinarily flexible tool, with options at every layer of operation.

In this blog post, we will describe and discuss the two different methods for installing, updating and upgrading Continuent Clustering software.

When first designing a deployment, the question of installation methodology is answered by inspecting the environment and reviewing the customer’s specific needs.

Staging Deployment Methodology

All for One and One for All

Staging deployments were the original method of installing Continuent Clustering, and relied upon command-line tools to configure and install all cluster nodes at once from a central location called the staging server.

This staging server (which could be one of the cluster nodes) requires SSH access to …

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