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In Application and Database Design, Small Things Can Have a Big Impact

With modern application design, systems are becoming more diverse, varied and have more components than ever before. Developers are often forced to become master chefs adding the ingredients from dozens of different technologies and blending them together to create something tasty and amazing. But with so many different ingredients, it is often difficult to understand how the individual ingredients interact with each other. The more diverse the application, the more likely it is that some seemingly insignificant combination of technology may cause cascading effects.

Many people I talk to have hundreds if not thousands of different libraries, APIs, components, and services making up the systems they support. In this type of environment, it is very difficult to know what small thing could add up to something much bigger. Look at some of the more recent …

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TAM Enterprise Experiences – Data Encryption

In previous TAM Enterprise Experiences posts, we have outlined typical aspects of utilizing MySQL in an Enterprise environment. One thing we have not yet covered is the topic of database encryption, both from the standpoint of business requirements as well as some of the more technical aspects of encryption.

In this post, we will cover:

  • Common enterprise compliance requirements
  • Types of MySQL encryption
  • Choosing the right encryption
  • Vault

Common Compliance Requirements

Beyond the obvious security concerns with sensitive data, most enterprise businesses also need to meet various compliance requirements, with the compliance requirement(s) dependent on the country the business is located in, the type of business, and the type of data being stored. Note that in all cases, the onus is on the business to protect the data based on these compliance requirements. Some of …

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Solution Brief: How Percona Helped Patreon Realize the Value of Their Database Infrastructure

Our latest Solution Brief uses our relationship with Patreon to detail the ways that Percona services work together to provide customers with a complete database infrastructure solution.

Last year Patreon enlisted Percona’s help with their MySQL databases. Utilizing the full range of Percona Services (Managed Services, Support, Consulting, and Training) has allowed Patreon to make the most of their database infrastructure.

Percona worked with …

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MySQL Training and Education Is Here for You!

Percona Training Is Here for You!

Percona’s Training and Education Department wants you! For the past three years, Percona has quietly been delivering world-class training all over the globe, to companies large and small. We are in full force and ready to spread our knowledge directly to your organization to make your staff the absolute best they can become.

As you probably know, Percona has been one of the top leaders in the open source database space for over ten years. Our experts are exactly that: experts. Our MySQL and open source database training programs leverage the cumulative knowledge and best practices gained from our years of experience working on real-world issues and solving problems for our customers. When you enroll in our courses, we transfer our knowledge and experience to you and your team.

Why Should My Company Invest in Training?

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18 Things You Can Do to Remove MySQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic (Part Three)

This is a three-part blog series that focuses on dealing with an unexpected high traffic event as it is happening. Part one can be found here, and part two can be found here.   13. Configure MySQL Server Properly

Potential Impact: High 

A poorly configured MySQL Server can cause severe issues, especially under high load during a traffic spike, yet getting the basics right is not that hard. While MySQL Server has more than 400 variables you can tune, you rarely need to change more than 10-20 of them to get 95% of the possible performance for your workload.

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18 Things You Can Do to Remove MySQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic (Part Two)

This is a three-part blog series that focuses on dealing with an unexpected high traffic event as it is happening. Part one can be found here and part three can be found here. 7. Get More Memory

Complexity: Low
Potential Impact: High

If your data does not fit into memory well, your MySQL performance is likely to be severely limited. If your data already fits in well, adding even more memory will not provide any performance improvements.

Even when you’re running on very fast storage, such as Intel Optane or directly Attached NVMe Storage, accessing data in memory is still more than an order …

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18 Things You Can Do to Remove MySQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic (Part One)

This is a three-part blog series. Part two is located here, and part three can be found here.

There was no reason to plan for it, but the load on your system increased 100%, 300%, 500%, and your MySQL database has to support it. This is a reality many online systems have to deal with these days. This series focuses on dealing with the unexpected high traffic event as it is happening.

There are also a lot of things you can do proactively, which we covered in “Prepare Your Databases for High Traffic on …

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Introduction to Vitess on Kubernetes for MySQL – Part I of III

In this blog post series, we will discuss an overview of Vitess technology. Vitess is a database clustering solution for horizontal scaling of data sets currently suitable to 250Gb – 300Gb in sizes*. It’s a proven technology used by several web-scale companies including YouTube. PlanetScale is the company behind developing and supporting this open-sourced project. 

Introduction to Vitess 

Here’s high-level Vitess architecture visually explained. 

Ref: Sugu Sougoumarane presents an overview of Vitess at Highload in Moscow.

Basic Vitess Components

There are two main components of Vitess. One of them is vtgate which works as a query router where vttablet is a proxy to MySQL to serve the data. 

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The Shared Responsibility Model of Security in the Cloud

When we think about the cloud, often we consider many of the benefits: scalability, elasticity, agility, and flexible pricing.  As great as these features are, security also remains a business-critical concern. In an on-premise environment, every aspect of security is owned by you.  Looking at the database layer specifically, these include (but are not limited to):

  • Data encryption
  • Database access control
  • Network security
  • OS security (both host and guest if in VM environment)
  • Physical security

When done properly, that entails a significant amount of work and generally cost.  In the cloud, those aspects are all still relevant and necessary for proper security.  However, under the shared responsibility model, some of that work is offloaded from you and shifted to the cloud provider.  Let’s look at what that model entails and how it is realized …

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2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

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:

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