AWS is the #1 cloud provider for open-source database hosting, and the go-to cloud for MySQL deployments. As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to get in front of performance issues, such as high latency, low throughput, and replication lag with higher distances between your users and cloud infrastructure. While many AWS users default to their managed database solution, Amazon RDS, there are alternatives available that can improve your MySQL performance on AWS through advanced customization options and unlimited EC2 instance type support. ScaleGrid offers a compelling alternative to hosting MySQL on AWS that offers better performance, more control, and no cloud vendor lock-in and the same price as Amazon RDS. In this post, we compare the performance of MySQL Amazon RDS …[Read more]
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Are you looking to get started with the world’s most popular open-source database, and wondering how you should setup your MySQL hosting? So many default to Amazon RDS, when MySQL performs exceptionally well on Azure Cloud. While Microsoft Azure does offer a managed solution, Azure Database, the solution has some major limitations you should know about before migrating your MySQL deployments. In this post, we outline the best way to host MySQL on Azure, including managed solutions, instance types, high availability replication, backup, and disk types to use to optimize your cloud database performance.
MySQL DBaaS vs. Self-Managed MySQL
The first thing to consider when weighing between self-management and a MySQL Database-as-a-Service …[Read more]
Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? Wondering whether an on-premise vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud infrastructure is best for your database strategy? Or, considering adding a new database to your application and want to see which combinations are most popular? We found all the answers you need at the Percona Live event last month, and broke down the insights into the following free trends reports:
- Top Databases Used: Open Source vs. Commercial
- Cloud Infrastructure Analysis: Public Cloud vs. On-Premise vs. Hybrid Cloud
- Polyglot Persistence Trends: …
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 6, 2019 – ScaleGrid, the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) leader in the SQL and NoSQL space, has announced the expansion of their fully managed MySQL Hosting services to support Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The platform allows MySQL AWS administrators to automate their time-consuming database operations in the cloud and improve their performance with high availability, disaster recovery, polyglot persistence, and advanced monitoring and analytics.
Over the years, migrating data to the cloud has become a top priority for organizations looking to modernize their infrastructure for improved security, performance, and …[Read more]
DataOps Barcelona is an event organized by Binlogic and will be taking place June 21-22, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Pythian is proud to be supporting this inaugural open source-focused conference in Europe!
DataOps is of course short for “Database + Operations” and contains talks about the various open-source database ecosystems and how they are operationalized with regards to cloud solutions, security, automation, high availability and scaling.
Pythian has a long history of helping companies leverage open source technologies and cloud infrastructure to meet their business requirements. We excel at managing traditional open source relational database (MySQL) and relatively new NoSQL technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra).
Our …[Read more]
Welcome to the first interview blog for the upcoming Percona Live 2018. Each post in this series highlights a Percona Live 2018 featured talk that will be at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter.
This blog post highlights Bryana Knight, Platform Engineer at GitHub. Her talk is titled Scaling a High-Traffic Database: Moving Tables Across Clusters. Facing an immediate need to distribute load, GitHub came up with creative ways to move a significant amount of traffic off of their main MySQL cluster – with no user impact. In our conversation, we …[Read more]
Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Differences Between MariaDB and MySQL on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:00 am PST (UTC -8) / 10:00 am EST (UTC -5).
Tags: MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL,
DBA, SysAdmin, DevOps
Experience Level: Novice
MariaDB and MySQL. Are they syntactically similar? Where do these two query languages differ? Why would I use one over the other?
MariaDB is on the path of gradually diverging from MySQL. One obvious example is the internal data …[Read more]
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, …
In this blog post, I’ll provide an explanation why you should avoid using the CREATE TABLE AS SELECT statement.
The SQL statement “create table <table_name> as select …” is used to create a normal or temporary table and materialize the result of the select. Some applications use this construct to create a copy of the table. This is one statement that will do all the work, so you do not need to create a table structure or use another statement to copy the structure.
At the same time there are a number of problems with this statement:
- You don’t create indexes for the new table
- You are mixing transactional and non-transactional statements in one transaction. As with any DDL, it will commit current and unfinished transactions
- CREATE TABLE … SELECT …
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 …[Read more]
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