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Running Rocket.Chat with Percona Server for MongoDB on Kubernetes

Our goal is to have a Rocket.Chat deployment which uses highly available Percona Server for MongoDB cluster as the backend database and it all runs on Kubernetes. To get there, we will do the following: Start a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster across multiple availability zones. It can be any other Kubernetes flavor or service, but I rely on...

KMIP in Percona Distribution for MongoDB, Preview Release of PMM 2.28.0: Release Roundup May 16, 2022

It’s time for the release roundup! Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive. Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy...

Percona Operator for MongoDB and Kubernetes MCS: The Story of One Improvement

Percona Operator for MongoDB supports multi-cluster or cross-site replication deployments since version 1.10. This functionality is extremely useful if you want to have a disaster recovery deployment or perform a migration from or to a MongoDB cluster running in Kubernetes. In a nutshell, it allows you to use Operators deployed in different Kubernetes...

Spring Cleaning: Discontinuing RHEL 6/CentOS 6 (glibc 2.12) and 32-bit Binary Builds of Percona Software

As you are probably aware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6 or EL 6 in short) officially reached “End of Life” (EOL) on 2020-11-30 and is now in the so-called Extended Life Phase, which basically means that Red Hat will no longer provide bug fixes or security fixes. Even though EL 6 and its compatible derivatives like CentOS 6 had reached EOL some...

MySQL 8.0.29 and Percona XtraBackup Incompatibilities

Earlier last week, Oracle released their Q2 releases series. Unlike previous releases, backward compatibility has now been broken with previous versions of MySQL. MySQL 8.0.29 extended the support for the online DDL algorithm INSTANT. Prior to 8.0.29 only adding columns to the end of the table was supported. In 8.0.29, this functionality was extended...

MyDumper 0.12.3-1 is Now Available

The new MyDumper 0.12.3-1 version, which includes many new features and bug fixes, is now available.  You can download the code from here. MyDumper is Open Source and maintained by the community, it is not a Percona, MariaDB, or MySQL product. In this new version we focused on: Refactoring tasks: Splitting mydumper.c and myloader.c into multiple...

Understand Your PostgreSQL Workloads Better with pg_stat_monitor

Awesome news, pg_stat_monitor has reached a GA STATUS!  Percona has long been associated with pushing the limits and understanding the nuances involved in running database systems at scale, so building a tool that helps get us there brings a bit more insight and details around query performance and scale on PostgreSQL systems fits with our history....

KMIP for Percona Distribution for MongoDB, Updates to Percona XtraBackup: Release Roundup May 2, 2022

It’s time for the release roundup! Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive. Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy...

A Quick Peek At MySQL 8.0.29

Oracle released MySQL Server 8.0.29 on April 26th and this is a quick review of the release notes.  I have put my own comments in italics. So what is in the ’29 release of MySQL Server?  Does it come festooned with new, neat features or is it a big bug-fix bonanza? The TL;DR While this server release has some interesting stuff, there is no compelling...

Working With Large PostgreSQL Databases

It’s a funny thing when the topic of database sizes comes up. Calling one small, medium, large, or even huge isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. Distinguishing the size of a database is based upon a number of factors whose characteristics can be classified as either “tangible”, things that you can measure in an objective manner, or “intangible”,...

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