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We use Amazon RDS for MySQL, Do we still need a MySQL DBA ?

Recently one of our prospective customers asked this question, “We use Amazon RDS for MySQL, Do we still need a MySQL Database Architect / DBA / Engineer? ”  The quick answer is – Yes,  you still need a MySQL DBA to solve problems which Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora for MySQL cannot solve, We spend almost 6 hours in meeting, helping the customer to understand how cloud Database Infrastructure and Database as a Service (DBaaS) simplifies Database Infrastructure provisioning and rolling-out scalability and high availability solutions faster across multiple locations, This post is about how we think the corporations can benefit from Amazon RDS / Aurora and build highly responsive web-scale database infrastructure, we have also included the solutions which simplifies maximum ROI for the customers from their cloud database infrastructure, We as an full-service database infrastructure solutions provider strongly believe, Amazon …

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ClusterControl Release 1.6.2: New Backup Management and Security Features for MySQL & PostgreSQL

We are excited to announce the 1.6.2 release of ClusterControl - the all-inclusive database management system that lets you easily automate and manage highly available open source databases in any environment: on-premise or in the cloud.

ClusterControl 1.6.2 introduces new exciting Backup Management as well as Security & Compliance features for MySQL & PostgreSQL, support for MongoDB v 3.6 … and more!

Release Highlights

Related resources

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When Should I Use Amazon Aurora and When Should I use RDS MySQL?

Now that Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) is in high demand, there is one question regarding AWS services that cannot always be answered easily : When should I use Aurora and when RDS MySQL?

DBaaS cloud services allow users to use databases without configuring physical hardware and infrastructure, and without installing software. I’m not sure if there is a straightforward answer, but when trying to find out which solution best fits an organization there are multiple factors that should be taken into consideration. These may be performance, high availability, operational cost, management, capacity planning, scalability, security, monitoring, etc.

There are also cases where although the workload and operational needs seem to best fit to one solution, there are other limiting factors which may be blockers (or at least need special handling).

In this blog post, I will try to provide some general rules …

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Mastering Continuent Clustering series: Connection handling in the Tungsten Connector

In this blog post, we talk about how query connections are handled by the Tungsten Connector, especially read-only connections.

The are multiple ways to configure session handling in the Connector. The three main modes are Bridge, Proxy/Direct and Proxy/SmartScale.

In Bridge mode, the data source to connect to is chosen ONCE for the lifetime of the connection, which means that the selection of a different node will only happen if a NEW connection is opened through the Connector.

So if your application reuses its connections, all traffic sent through that session will continue to land on the selected read slave, i.e., when using connection pooling.

The key difference is in how the slave latency checking is handled: …

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The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 18.04 (Nginx, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, BIND, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows the steps to install an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server with Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, Postfix, pure-ftpd, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the installed services through a web browser. This setup provides a full hosting server with web, email (inc. spam and antivirus filter), Database, FTP and DNS services.

Mastering Continuent Clustering Series: Global Clustering with Active/Active Meshed Replication

Did you know that Continuent Clustering supports having clusters at multiple sites world-wide with active-active replication meshing them together?

Not only that, but we support a flexible hybrid model that allows for a blended architecture using any combination of node types. So mix-and-match your highly available database layer on bare metal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, VMware, etc.

The possibilities are endless, as is the business value. This strong topology allows you to have all the benefits of high availability with local reads and writes, while spreading that data globally to be accessible in all regions. Latency is limited only by the WAN link and the speed of the target node.

This aligns perfectly with the distributed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model where customers and data span the globe. Applications have access to ALL the …

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InnoDB Cluster in a Nutshell: Part 2 MySQL Router

MySQL InnoDB Cluster is an Oracle High Availability solution that can be easily installed over MySQL to provide high availability with multi-master capabilities and automatic failover. In the previous post we presented the first component of InnoDB Cluster, group replication. Now we will go through the second component, MySQL Router.  We will address MySQL Shell in a final instalment of this three-part series. By then, you should have a good overview of the features offeed by MySQL InnoDB Cluster.

MySQL Router

This component is responsible for distributing the traffic between members of the cluster. It is a proxy-like solution to hide cluster topology from applications, so applications don’t …

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How to Control Replication Failover for MySQL and MariaDB

Automated failover is pretty much a must have for many applications - uptime is taken for granted. It’s quite hard to accept that an application is down for 20 or 30 minutes because someone has to be paged to log in and investigate the situation before taking action.

In the real world, replication setups tend to grow over time to become complex, sometimes messy. And there are constraints. For instance, not every node in a setup makes a good master candidate. Maybe the hardware differs and some of the replicas have less powerful hardware as they are dedicated to handle some specific types of the workload? Maybe you are in the middle of migration to a new MySQL version and some of the slaves have already been upgraded? You’d rather not have a master in more recent version replicating to old replicas, as this can break replication. If you have two datacenters, one active and one for disaster recovery, you may prefer to pick master …

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Descending index in MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 has come with a list of new features for DBA’s ,we will discuss the new feature in MySQL 8.0 which supports Descending index.Prior to MySQL 8.0 (i.e MySQL 5.6 and 5.7) creating desc index syntax was supported but desc keyword was ignored, Now in MySQL 8.0 release descending index is extended are supported.

What is index?

  • Indexes play an important role in performance optimization  and they are used frequently to speed up access to particular data and reduce disk I/O operations .
  • To understand index easily you can imagine a book,every book has an index with content referring to a page number.If you want to search something in a book you first refer to the index and get the page number and then get the information in the page,like this the indexes in MySQL will tell you the row with matching data.

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 45: OSCON and Percona Live Europe 2018 Call for Papers

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.

Hello again after the hiatus last week. I’m en route to Portland for OSCON, and am very excited as it is the conference’s 20th anniversary! I hope to see some of you at my talk on July 19.

On July 18, join me for a webinar: MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0 at 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4). I’m also feverishly working on an update to MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality Check, now that both MySQL 8.0 and MariaDB Server 10.3 are generally available.

Rather important: …

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