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Preview: Top MySQL 8 Features

Although there is no official software release for MySQL 8.0 as of yet, most insiders believe that it’s likely to arrive sometime in 2018.  In the meantime, Oracle has officially announced a tantalizing list of over two hundred new features!   We recently covered Replication Performance Enhancements.  Today’s blog will cover some of the other exciting enhancements we can expect when the production release of MySQL 8 hits the market.

New Database Roles

A role is a named collection of privileges that define what a user can and cannot do within a database. Roles play a vital part of database security by limiting who can connect to the server, access the database, or even access individual database objects and data.

Although prior to version 8, MySQL did provide a set of Privileges and Administrative Roles, the up-coming release will also support a set of flexible and properly …

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Replication Performance Enhancements in MySQL 8

Although it feels like it was only yesterday that Oracle released version 5.7 of their acclaimed MySQL Community Server, version 8 is already available as a development milestone release (DMR). No, you didn’t sleep through a bunch of releases; MySQL is jumping several versions in its numbering due to 6.0 being dropped and 7.0 being reserved for the clustering version of MySQL. This new version boasts numerous changes (and bug fixes), one of the most exciting of which are replication enhancements. This blog will provide an overview of the new replication enhancements, including new replication timestamps, additional information reported by performance schema tables, and how replication delay has been reduced by updating the relationship between replication threads to make them more efficient.

New Replication Timestamps

The most common task when managing a …

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Top 10 things to know about Alibaba Cloud RDS

Cloud-based Relational Database Services (RDS) offer businesses a variety of traditional Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) with several management and configuration options. In the Top 10 Things to Know about Amazon RDS blog, we covered Amazon RDS. In today’s article, we’ll be presenting Alibaba Cloud RDS. If you’ve been considering moving some or all of your database infrastructure to Alibaba Cloud RDS, or any Cloud RDS for that matter, there are many things to consider. Here are the top 10 things you need to know before taking the plunge.

About Alibaba Cloud RDS

Alibaba Cloud RDS, whose full name is Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS, is an on-demand database service that handles some of the administrative tasks associated with managing a database, thus leaving you with more time to focus on your core business. …

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Monitoring MySQL backups with Datadog and TwinDB Backup Tool

Monitoring MySQL backups is a vital part of any reliable backup solution. By monitoring the most common disaster recovery metrics, the Recovery Time Objective and the Recovery Point Objective, you can find out if a backup job was successful and produced a usable backup copy. The TwinDB Backup Tool along with Datadog allows monitoring both […]

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Monitoring RDS MySQL Performance Metrics

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform that offers a wide variety of services including computing power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality that targets businesses of all sizes. One of their database solutions includes the Amazon Relational Database Service. Amazon RDS includes a number of popular RDBMSes, including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as tools to manage your databases and monitor their performance.

Despite the wide range of metrics available within the Amazon RDS console, there are some very good reasons for using your own monitoring tool(s) instead or in addition to those offered by Amazon RDS. For example, familiarity with your own tool(s) or access to features that Amazon RDS does not provide would constitute two persuasive reasons for employing a local tool.

With traditional software monitoring platforms such as Monyog still enjoying …

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Webinar Highlights: What’s New in Monyog & Roadmap Update

Thank you everyone who attended our webinar on “What’s new in Monyog & Roadmap update”.

In this webinar, Shree Nair, Product Manager at Webyog demonstrated the various features introduced in Monyog since v8.1.0. Moreover, Shree showcased a number of scenarios on how to align the new features per use case.

Here’s the complete video for all those who couldn’t attend the webinar.


Summary of the top features discussed in the webinar: Set distinct email distribution list for warning and critical alerts

Monyog allows users to specify separate recipients depending on the state of the alert, i.e., critical, warning or others. The critical alerts such as server going down, slave not running can be sent to the on-call DBAs while other warning alerts can be sent to members of the team.

Trend Graph Analysis

Trend graph analysis makes it easier to compare the state and …

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MySQL Performance Tuning Tips for the Shopping Season

With Halloween all but a distant memory, the time has come to turn our attention to the upcoming holiday season. First, Thanksgiving, then Black Friday and Cyber Monday, culminating in the Christmas/boxing week shopping bonanza. For business owners, this time of the year marks the long-awaited year’s end profit taking. For some DBA’s, it brings fear, trepidation, and even sleepless nights toiling away to bring systems back online.

Thankfully, this need not be the case. With a little proactive tweaking of MySQL performance variables, you can insulate your database server(s) against the onslaught of increased demand that the shopping season brings.

Tip #1: Determine the Maximum Number of MySQL Connections

A good starting estimate for the maximum number connections on MySQL is one for every five requests to your web server. A few of those five requests to your web server will be for resources like CSS style sheets, …

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Webinar: What’s New in Monyog & Roadmap Update

Join Shree Nair, Product Manager at Webyog, as he demonstrates the new features introduced in the recent Monyog releases and rolls out the roadmap for the upcoming releases.

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:00 am EDT / 5:00 pm CET.

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What to expect from the webinar?

You will have a better understanding of how to use the new features per your use-case. You will learn about the product roadmap. You can take part in Q&A session and submit your feature requests too.

If you can’t attend this webinar live, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

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Top Performance Metrics to Monitor on MySQL (Connections & Buffer Pool Usage)

As a DBA, your top priority is to keep your databases and dependent applications running smoothly at all times. To this end, your best weapon is judicious monitoring of key performance metrics. In a perfect world, you’d want to be up-to-date regarding every aspect of your database’s activity – i.e. how many events occurred, how big they were, precisely when they happened and how long they took.

There certainly is no shortage of tools that can monitor resource consumption, provide instantaneous status snapshots, and generate wait analysis and graphs. The challenge is that some metrics can be expensive to measure, and, perhaps even more importantly, they can require a lot of work to analyze.

The purpose of Part-2 of the blog series is to narrow down the field to those performance metrics that provide the most value for the effort as well as present some tangible ways to capture and study them. It is by tracking the most useful …

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Monyog MySQL Monitor v8.3.0: Introducing Trend Graph Analysis

Monyog MySQL Monitor v8.3.0 is a feature-rich release which adds a large number of user requests for quick access to relevant monitoring information, for ‘cross-plotting’ multiple servers in a unified chart and more.  Additionally, it adds a number of non-critical bug fixes.

Changes as compared to Monyog MySQL Monitor v8.2.0 include: Features:

Added option to set a distinct email distribution list for warning alerts and critical alerts. Trend Graph Analysis: Added option to group a single metric (which one you find most important) from different servers into one unified chart. This allows you to visually analyse a metric across servers at various points in time.

Choose the monitor group >> Click on the trend graph icon next to the metric as shown below.

Select the trend graph corresponding to the required metric

Monitor single metric across …

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