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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 28: Percona Live, MongoDB Transactions and Spectre/Meltdown Rumble On

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

In case you missed last week’s column, don’t forget to read the fairly lengthy FOSDEM MySQL & Friends DevRoom summary.

From a Percona Live Santa Clara 2018 standpoint, beyond the tutorials getting picked and scheduled, the talks have also been picked and scheduled (so you were very likely getting acceptance emails from the Hubb.me system by Tuesday). The rejections have not gone out yet but will follow soon. I expect the schedule to go live either today (end of week) or early next week. Cheapest tickets end March 4, so …

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Webinar Thursday, February 15, 2018: Basic Internal Troubleshooting Tools for MySQL Server

Please join Percona’s Principal Support Engineer, Sveta Smirnova, as she presents “Basic Internal Troubleshooting Tools for MySQL Server” on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 10:00 am PST (UTC-8) / 1:00 pm EST (UTC-5).

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MySQL Server has many built-in troubleshooting tools. They are always available and can provide many insights on what is happening internally. Many graphical tools, such as Percona Monitoring and Management …

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Announcing Experimental Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Functionality via Percona Labs

In this blog post, we’ll introduce how you can look at some experimental Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) features using Percona Labs builds on GitHub.

Note: PerconaLabs and Percona-QA are open source GitHub repositories for unofficial scripts and tools created by Percona staff. While not covered by Percona support or services agreements, these handy utilities can help you save time and effort.

Percona software builds located in the PerconaLabs and Percona-QA repositories are not officially released software, and also aren’t covered by Percona support or services agreements. 

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free and open-source platform for managing and …

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Four Ways MySQL Executes GROUP BY

In this blog post, I’ll look into four ways MySQL executes GROUP BY. 

In my previous blog post, we learned that indexes or other means of finding data might not be the most expensive part of query execution. For example, MySQL GROUP BY could potentially be responsible for 90% or more of the query execution time. 

The main complexity when MySQL executes GROUP BY is computing aggregate functions in a GROUP BY statement. How this works is shown in the documentation for UDF Aggregate Functions. As we see, the requirement is that UDF functions get all values that constitute the single group one …

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MySQL 8.0 RESOURCE_GROUP Overview

In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of the new MySQL 8.0 RESOURCE_GROUP feature.

One great new feature introduced in MySQL 8.0 that – from my point of view – requires attention is RESOURCE_GROUP.

Short disclaimer: I want to point out that MySQL 8.0 is not GA yet, so it is possible for the MySQL 8.0 RESOURCE_GROUP implementation to change in features and/or behavior.

I’ve used MySQL Community Server 8.0 RC, and everything mentioned below applies to this MySQL version.

In this post, I will quickly look at this feature and summarize what it’s for, how it makes the DBA’s life a little bit easier and highlight some known limitations.

The MySQL documentation describes it as follows:

“MySQL supports creation and …

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Webinar Thursday, January 25, 2018: Troubleshooting MySQL Crashes

Please join Percona’s Principal Support Engineer, Sveta Smirnova, as she presents Troubleshooting MySQL Crashes on January 25, 2018, at 10:00 am PST (UTC -8) / 1:00 pm EST (UTC -5).

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This webinar is for every MySQL user! In this talk, I won’t focus on how to analyze core files, read the source code or set breakpoints. Instead, I will focus on techniques that are available to anyone, even a novice.

Many tutorials, including my own, written based on Roel Van de Paar’s video, suggest how to create and analyze core files created at the time of a crash. While this …

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Webinar Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Differences between MariaDB and MySQL

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).

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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 …

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 22: CPU vulnerabilities and looking forward to 2018

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

Happy New Year. Here’s to 2018 being a great year in the open source database world. What is in store for us? Probably: MySQL 8.0 and MariaDB Server 10.3 as generally available. What will we see in the rest of the space? Clouds? All I know is that we move fast, and it’s going to be fun to see what unfolds.

The biggest news this week may not necessarily be database related; it focused on CPU security vulnerabilities and the potential slowdowns of your servers once the updates are applied. Please do read Meltdown and Spectre: CPU Security Vulnerabilities. Peter Zaitsev himself, got quoted in …

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Meltdown and Spectre: CPU Security Vulnerabilities

In this blog post, we examine the recent revelations about CPU security vulnerabilities.

The beginning of the new year also brings to light fresh and new CPU security vulnerabilities. Today’s big offenders originate on the hardware side – more specifically, the CPU. The reported hardware kernel bugs allow for direct access to data held in the computer/server’s memory, which in turn might leak sensitive data. Some of the most popular CPUs affected by these bugs are Intel, AMD and ARM.

The most important thing to know is that this vulnerability is not exploitable remotely, and requires that someone execute the malicious code locally. However, take extra precaution when running in virtualized environments (see below for more information).

A full overview (including a technical, in-depth …

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.1 Is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.1. This release contains fixes for bugs found after Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.0 was released.

Bug fixes

  • PMM-1771: When upgrading PMM to 1.5.0 using Docker commands, PMM System SummaryPMM Add InstancePMM Query Analytics dashboards were not available.
  • PMM-1761: The PMM Query Analytics dashboard did not display the list of hosts correctly.
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