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Sneak Peek of the Percona Live 2018 Open Source Database Conference Breakout Sessions!

Take a look at the sneak peek of the breakout sessions for the Percona Live 2018 Open Source Database Conference, taking place April 23-25, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Early Bird registration discounts are available until February 4, 2018, and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Conference breakout sessions will feature a range of in-depth talks related to each of the key areas. Breakout session examples include:

  • Database Security as a Function: Scaling to Your Organization’s Needs – Laine Campbell, …
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Monitoring Amazon Aurora with PMM

In this blog, we’ll look at how to monitor Amazon Aurora using Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM).

One impact of the growth of web services such as AWS on DBAs is the need to understand and report on database and application resource usage. DBAs have always had to monitor for performance-related usability issues, which may have led to investment in larger servers. However, services such as Aurora operate pricing models based on usage. Performance issues can be more closely attributed to rising costs, so badly performing systems more visibly affect the bottom line. DBA has become a cost center!

With that in mind, from Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.5 onwards, we delivered features that provide enhanced support for the performance monitoring of Amazon Aurora instances. “[Aurora] is a fully managed, …

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What Are Your Cloud Data Plans? Help Inform the Community, Take Percona’s Survey

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Today, keeping your enterprise agile and flexible is not just an advantage, it is a requirement. Many of the systems and processes once controlled by businesses onsite are moving offsite to “service” models. This includes Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS), etc.

These services are usually referred to as being in the cloud. The enterprise using the service doesn’t maintain or manage the infrastructure of the service in question.

Migrating database workloads to the cloud can be a vital part of improving customer experience, gaining deeper business insights and increasing efficiency. More enterprises are …

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Get Your Percona Live 2018 Tickets at the Super Saver Rate Now (Before Time Runs Out)!

Get your Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Super Saver tickets now.

The countdown is on for the annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018! The conference takes place in Santa Clara, CA from April 23-25, 2018. The theme is Championing Open Source Databases, and the three-day conference will focus on the latest trends, news and best practices in MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and other open source databases. It includes tracks on time series data, cloud databases, operations, business/case studies and more.

This year’s conference will feature one day of tutorials and …

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Migrating Data from an Encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS Instance to an Encrypted Amazon Aurora Instance

In this blog post, we’ll discuss migrating data from encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS to encrypted Amazon Aurora.

One of my customers wanted to migrate from an encrypted MySQL RDS instance to an encrypted Aurora instance. They have a pretty large database, therefore using mysqldump or a similar tool was not suitable for them. They also wanted to setup replication between old MySQL RDS and new Aurora instances.

Spoiler: this is possible without any logical dump.

At first, I checked Amazon’s documentation on encryption and found nothing about this type of …

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How to Configure Aurora RDS Parameters

In this blog post, we’ll look at some tips on how to configure Aurora RDS parameters.

I was recently deploying a few Aurora RDS instances, a process very similar to configuring a regular RDS instance. I noticed a few minor differences in the way you configure Aurora RDS parameters, and very few articles on how the commands should be structured (for RDS as well as Aurora). The only real literature available is the official Amazon RDS documentation.

This blog provides a concise “how-to” guide to quickly change Aurora RDS parameters using the AWS CLI. Aurora retains the parameter group model introduced with RDS, with new instances having the default read only parameter groups. For a new instance, you need to create and allocate a new parameter group (this requires a DB reboot). After that, you can apply changes to …

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Quick look: Memory usage aspects and connection management best practices in Aurora and MySQL

Next up in the "quick look" series is a discussion of connection management best practices and the memory usage implications of idle connections in Aurora and MySQL. I'll also throw in some notes on how to configure your connection pools to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Thread handling in Aurora vs MySQL Community MySQL editions use "one-thread-per-connection" approach to thread handling. It means that each individual user connection receives a dedicated OS thread within the mysqld process. This comes with issues, such as: 

  • Relatively high memory usage with large number of user connections, even if the connections are completely idle.
  • Higher internal server contention and context switching overhead when working with thousands of user connections.

To avoid such issues, some servers support a thread pool approach. Examples include Percona Server and Amazon Aurora.

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Quick look: DDL performance on MySQL vs Aurora with and without Fast DDL

In this part of the "quick look" series, I evaluate the performance of DDL operations in Amazon Aurora and vanilla MySQL. I'll use a few examples to demonstrate how fast the DDLs run and what impact they can have on regular workload. I'll also take the Aurora's Fast DDL feature for a spin.

Introduction DDL operations are a well-known source of pain in MySQL-based environments. They are not very fast, they're not fully online (non-blocking), and they're difficult to run on top of regular workload without serious performance degradation. MySQL has not seen much improvement in this area for quite some time, which is we have tools such as pt-online-schema-change, now considered to be an industry standard rather than a workaround.
Amazon Aurora tries to shake things up a little bit with the Fast DDL feature, which (as of this writing) allows you to add a nullable column at the end of a table nearly instantaneously. You can …

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Best practices for migrating databases to Amazon Aurora

If you like to read (a lot) and you're considering to migrate your database workloads to AWS, this might be something for you. Nearly 75 pages of ideas for planning, executing, and troubleshooting database migrations to Amazon Aurora.

I recently published an Aurora Migration Handbook in the form of an AWS Whitepaper. The document can be downloaded from here:

https://d0.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/Migration/amazon-aurora-migration-handbook.pdf

Happy reading!

Three Things That Differentiate Amazon Aurora From MySQL

It's not always obvious what makes one database type distinct from another. What are the most significant ways that Amazon Aurora is different from MySQL? Clear separators aren't always featured or widely known, but even slight variables between two databases can prove valuable in choosing which one is right for you and your organization.

In the case of Aurora, there are at least three interesting things that make it unique and that present opportunities for particular uses. (Thanks in advance to @saileshkrish for helping us stay in-the-know on what Aurora can do.)

Adaptive Thread Pool

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— Preetam (@PreetamJinka) December 21, 2016

Aurora's thread pool …

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