May
21
2015
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Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

3274321844_112f2e728a_b Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business customers.… Read More

May
20
2015
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Percona XtraBackup 2.3.1-beta1 is now available

href="https://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Percona_XtraBackup.jpg"> class="alignright size-full wp-image-12668" src="https://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Percona_XtraBackup.jpg" alt="Percona XtraBackup for MySQL" width="229" height="87" /> Percona is glad to announce the release of href="https://www.percona.com/software/percona-xtrabackup">Percona XtraBackup 2.3.1-beta1 on May 20th 2015. Downloads are available from our download site href="https://www.percona.com/downloads/TESTING/XtraBackup/xtrabackup-2.3.1beta1/">here. This BETA release, will be available in Debian href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/installation/apt_repo.html#percona-apt-testing-repository">testing and CentOS href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/installation/yum_repo.html#testing-the-repository">testing repositories.

This is an BETA quality release and it is not intended for production. If you want a high quality, Generally Available release, the current Stable version should be used (currently href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.2/release-notes/2.2/2.2.10.html">2.2.10 in the 2.2 series at the time of writing).

href="https://www.percona.com/software/percona-xtrabackup">Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona XtraBackup drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backups.

This release contains all of the features and bug fixes in Percona XtraBackup 2.2.10, plus the following:

New Features:

  • innobackupex script has been rewritten in C and it’s set as the symlink for xtrabackup. innobackupex still supports all features and syntax as 2.2 version did, but it is now deprecated and will be removed in next major release. Syntax for new features will not be added to the innobackupex, only to the xtrabackup. xtrabackup now also copies MyISAM tables and supports every feature of innobackupex. Syntax for features previously unique to innobackupex (option names and allowed values) remains the same for xtrabackup.
  • Percona XtraBackup can now read swift parameters from a [xbcloud] section from the .my.cnf file in the users home directory or alternatively from the global configuration file /etc/my.cnf. This makes it more convenient to use and avoids passing the sensitive data, such as href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/xbcloud/xbcloud.html#cmdoption--swift-key">--swift-key, on the command line.
  • Percona XtraBackup now supports different href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/xbcloud/xbcloud.html#swift-auth">authentication options for Swift.
  • Percona XtraBackup now supports partial download of the cloud backup.
  • Options: --lock-wait-query-type, --lock-wait-threshold and --lock-wait-timeout have been renamed to href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/innobackupex/innobackupex_option_reference.html#cmdoption-innobackupex--ftwrl-wait-query-type">--ftwrl-wait-query-type, href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/innobackupex/innobackupex_option_reference.html#cmdoption-innobackupex--ftwrl-wait-threshold">--ftwrl-wait-threshold and href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/innobackupex/innobackupex_option_reference.html#cmdoption-innobackupex--ftwrl-wait-timeout">--ftwrl-wait-timeout respectively.

Bugs Fixed:

  • innobackupex didn’t work correctly when credentials were specified in .mylogin.cnf. Bug fixed rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/1388122">#1388122.
  • Options --decrypt and --decompress didn’t work with xtrabackup binary. Bug fixed rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/1452307">#1452307.
  • Percona XtraBackup now executes an extra FLUSH TABLES before executing FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK to potentially lower the impact from FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK. Bug fixed rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/1277403">#1277403.
  • innobackupex didn’t read user,password options from ~/.my.cnf file. Bug fixed rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/1092235">#1092235.
  • innobackupex was always reporting the original version of the innobackup script from InnoDB Hot Backup. Bug fixed rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/1092380">#1092380.

Release notes with all the bugfixes for Percona XtraBackup 2.3.1-beta1 are available in our href="https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/2.3/release-notes/2.3/2.3.1-beta1.html">online documentation. Bugs can be reported on the rel="nofollow" href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+filebug" rel="nofollow">launchpad bug tracker. Percona XtraBackup is an open source, free MySQL hot backup software that performs non-blocking backups for InnoDB and XtraDB databases.

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May
20
2015
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Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

lmipad San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which allows colleagues to chat, share and comment on files, organize projects, and more via a… Read More

May
20
2015
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BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

Computer and tablet with goals. BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open fashion so that everyone can understand what others are doing and see how the different pieces fit within the overall goals of the organization.… Read More

May
20
2015
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Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

Beatles Help lyrics on a screen. Samanage, a SaaS platform that lets customers manage any type of internal asset, announced $16 million in Series B investment today. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholders Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This round brings the total investment to $24 million. The company’s roots are in… Read More

May
19
2015
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OpenStack Embraces Containers

DSC09951 The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. Containers — and container management platforms like Mesosphere, Kubernetes and others — could negate the need for a OpenStack, the thinking goes, because they could manage… Read More

May
19
2015
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MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

Closeup of mule carrying bags. MuleSoft, the company that helps connect different types of software and services, scored an enormous $128 million investment today. The Series G round was led by Salesforce Ventures with ServiceNow and Cisco Investments also participating. In addition, it saw some public market institution investment including Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital and Sands Capital Ventures.… Read More

May
19
2015
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Like my MySQL QA series? Here’s how to record your own!

id="attachment_29937" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"> href="https://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/5_Professional-Recording-Template-1280x720.png" > class="wp-image-29937 size-medium" title="Professional Screen Recording / Screencast Template 1280x720" src="https://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/5_Professional-Recording-Template-1280x720-300x169.png" alt="Professional Screen Recording / Screencast Template 1280x720" width="300" height="169" /> class="wp-caption-text">Professional Screen Recording / Screencast Template 1280×720

Whilst not directly related to MySQL, it may be helpful to post (and open source at the same time) the HD screen recording/screencast template I’ve been using to create the href="https://www.percona.com/blog/2015/03/17/free-mysql-qa-and-bash-linux-training-series/" >MySQL QA series.

If you’ve never recorded a screencast before, or if you’d like to improve your screen recordings, this short blog post will get you started/help you along the way!

 

Here’s what you need; /> 1. Software Budget: $0. Really! All required software is free, provided you have Microsoft Windows to use it on! /> 2. A reasonable quality headset. I can recommend (and use) a Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 or similar (~$40) /> 3. The attached template (right-click the image above and select ‘Save Link/Image As…’ or similar)

Here’s how to get started; /> 1. Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from rel="nofollow" href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555" rel="nofollow">here. /> 2. Install CamStudio 2.7 or higher. CamStudio can be downloaded from rel="nofollow" href="http://camstudio.org/" rel="nofollow">http://camstudio.org/ /> 3. Install CamStudioCodec 1.5 or higher (a good quality codec, available from the same website as in step 2). /> 4. Use a 1600×900 or higher screen resolution to match the template size (or you can also edit the template). /> 5. Set the href="https://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/5_Professional-Recording-Template-1280x720.png" >Professional Screen Recording / Screencast Template (right click & save) as your background. /> 6. Make the settings/follow the instructions as per the template (tip: read everything first before you start). /> 7. You can scale your to-be-recorded window to match the black frame (and one of the settings as shown in the template makes CamStudio match the recording size exactly to that frame). The black frame ensures that any slight pixel-mismatch still shows nicely in the resulting video. /> 8. You may like to install a screen marking tool like rel="nofollow" href="http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/DemoHelper.html" rel="nofollow">DemoHelper or rel="nofollow" href="http://www.screenmarker.com/" rel="nofollow">ScreenMarker.

If you followed the steps above you will have already covered the blue (top right) “Installation/use” steps nr’s 1-5, and you can now continue with the red steps 1-8 (and read the additional blue tips 1-4).

There’s quite a bit to it, but if you get it setup right the quality will be great!

I hope to see more technical how-to video’s on this and other blogs in the future!

Enjoy!

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May
19
2015
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Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

Meteor framework The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript. Read More

May
19
2015
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As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

OpenStack Summit registration desk IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More