Jan
21
2019
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Percona Live 2019: Committee Announced and a Short Extension

Percona Live 2019

Percona Live 2019We had a great response to our call for papers, thank you! However great we believe having the conference in Austin, TX will be, moving to a new area of the US is still a leap of faith until we see the numbers. So we’re thankful that so many of you continue to support and take part in our Open Source Database Conference. We have great plans for the event going forward, and look forward to sharing them with you.

In fact, one new initiative is already underway. Instead of having one relatively small committee that reviews all of the papers for all tracks, we are taking a different approach this year. Each track is led by a Percona engineer or manager in the role of “Track Champion”, and they each are establishing a Track Steering Committee to review the submissions for that one track.

There are many benefits to this approach. First of all, it means that folk with in-depth knowledge of a technology review a smaller number of papers, and can focus on that subject. It also means that the committee members can enter more meaningful dialogue with the Track Champion about the ‘shape’ of the track at the conference, to make sure that the content is of high quality and offers innovative insights… or, at least, that it addresses the issues that are most important to users of the technology.

You may know, too, that at Percona we are committed to being unbiased champions of open source database solutions. By widening the team that influences the nature of the conference, we believe we are better supporting this mission.

So who’s on the committee? You can read all about them on the conference website. Thank you, again, to all that have volunteered time and experience to this effort.

A short extension

So now you know about the changes to the committee structure. You’ve read about the people who are going to read your abstracts. And you’ve realized that the conference is going to be in an exciting new city that you’ve not visited before.

You’re kicking yourself that you didn’t manage to finish that submission, right? Life gets in the way, and wouldn’t you know it, yesterday was the NFL Conference Championship games etc etc (that’s the semi-final to those of us outside North America…)

Well, we have some great news…we’re going to give you one more week. Yes, that’s right, the deadline is extended to Sunday, January 27. Don’t miss out again, this is the last chance for your submission to be guaranteed consideration for the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019. It’s going to be a great event!

And if you’ve still no plans to submit, but are keen to attend?

Mark May 28-30, 2019 in your diary and subscribe to this blog to be amongst the first to hear when ticket sales are launched.

Don’t forget, the earlier you get your tickets, the more $’s you save.
Jan
18
2019
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Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator 0.2.0 Early Access Release Is Now Available

Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator

 

Percona announces the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator  0.2.0 early access.

The Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator simplifies the deployment and management of Percona XtraDB Cluster in a Kubernetes or OpenShift environment. It extends the Kubernetes API with a new custom resource for deploying, configuring and managing the application through the whole life cycle.Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator

Note: PerconaLabs and Percona-QA are open source GitHub repositories for unofficial scripts and tools created by Percona staff. These handy utilities can help save your time and effort.

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

You can install the Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator on Kubernetes or OpenShift. While the operator does not support all the Percona XtraDB Cluster features in this early access release, instructions on how to install and configure it are already available along with the operator source code, hosted in our Github repository.

The Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator on Percona-Lab is an early access release. Percona doesn’t recommend it for production environments. 

New features

  • Advanced nodes assignment implemented in this version allows to run containers with Percona XtraDB Cluster nodes on different hosts, availability zones, etc. to achieve higher availability and fault tolerance.
  • Cluster backups are now supported, and can be performed on a schedule or on demand.
  • Percona XtraDB Cluster Operator now supports private container registries like those in OpenShift so that Internet access is not required to deploy the operator.

Improvements

  • CLOUD-69: Annotations and labels are now passed from the deploy/cr.yaml configuration file to a StatefulSet for both Percona XtraDB Cluster and ProxySQL Pods
  • CLOUD-55: Now setting a password for the ProxySQL admin user is supported.
  • CLOUD-48: Migration to operator SDK 0.2.1

Fixed Bugs

  • CLOUD-82: Pods were stopped in random order while the cluster removal, which could cause problems when recreating the cluster with the same name.
  • CLOUD-79: Setting long cluster name in the deploy/cr.yaml file made Percona XtraDB Cluster unable to start.
  • CLOUD-54: The clustercheck tool used monitor user instead of its own clustercheck one for liveness and readiness probes.
Percona XtraDB Cluster is an open source, cost-effective and robust clustering solution for businesses. It integrates Percona Server for MySQL with the Galera replication library to produce a highly-available and scalable MySQL® cluster complete with synchronous multi-master replication, zero data loss and automatic node provisioning using Percona XtraBackup.

Help us improve our software quality by reporting any bugs you encounter using our bug tracking system.

Jan
18
2019
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Percona XtraBackup 2.4.13 Is Now Available

Percona XtraBackup 8.0

Percona XtraBackupPercona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.13 on January 18, 2018. You can download it from our download site and apt and yum repositories.

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, it drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backups.

New features and improvements:

  • PXB-1548: Percona XtraBackup enables updating the ib_buffer_pool file with the latest pages present in the buffer pool using the --dump-innodb-buffer-pool option. Thanks to Marcelo Altmann for contribution.

Bugs fixed

  • xtrabackup did not delete missing tables from the partial backup which led to error messages logged by the server on startup. Bug fixed PXB-1536.
  • The --history option did not work when autocommit was disabled. Bug fixed PXB-1569.
  • xtrabackup could fail to backup encrypted tablespace when it was recently created or altered. Bug fixed PXB-1648.
  • When the --throttle option was used, the applied value was different from the one specified by the user (off by one error). Bug fixed PXB-1668.
  • It was not allowed for MTS (multi-threaded slaves) without GTID to be backed up with --safe-slave-backup. Bug fixed PXB-1672.
  • Percona Xtrabackup could crash when the ALTER TABLE … TRUNCATE PARTITION command was run during a backup without locking DDL. Bug fixed PXB-1679.
  • xbcrypt could display an assertion failure and generated core if the required parameters are missing. Bug fixed PXB-1683.
  • Using --lock-ddl-per-table caused the server to scan all records of partitioned tables which could lead to the “out of memory error”. Bugs fixed PXB-1691 and PXB-1698.
  • xtrabackup --prepare could hang while performing insert buffer merge. Bug fixed PXB-1704.
  • Incremental backups did not update xtrabackup_binlog_info with --binlog-info=lockless. Bug fixed PXB-1711

Other bugs fixed:  PXB-1570PXB-1609PXB-1632

Release notes with all the improvements for version 2.4.13 are available in our online documentation. Please report any bugs to the issue tracker.

Jan
17
2019
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Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.13-4 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.13-4 on January 17, 2019 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release contains a fix for a critical bug that prevented Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.24-26 from being upgraded to version 8.0.13-3 if there are more than around 1000 tables, or if the maximum allocated InnoDB table ID is around 1000. Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.13-4 is now the current GA release in the 8.0 series.

All of Percona’s software is open-source and free.

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 includes all the features available in MySQL 8.0 Community Edition in addition to enterprise-grade features developed by Percona. For a list of highlighted features from both MySQL 8.0 and Percona Server for MySQL 8.0, please see the GA release announcement.

Note: If you are upgrading from 5.7 to 8.0, please ensure that you read the upgrade guide and the document Changed in Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.

Bugs Fixed

  • It was not possible to upgrade from MySQL 5.7.24-26 to 8.0.13-3 if there were more than around 1000 tables, or if the maximum allocated InnoDB table ID was around 1000. Bug fixed #5245.
  • SHOW BINLOG EVENTS FROM <bad offset> is not diagnosed inside Format_description_log_events. Bug fixed #5126 (Upstream #93544).
  • There was a typo in mysqld_safe.shtrottling was replaced with throttling. Bug fixed #240. Thanks to Michael Coburn for the patch.
  • Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 could crash with the “Assertion failure: dict0dict.cc:7451:space_id != SPACE_UNKNOWN” exception during an upgrade from Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.23 to Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.13-3 with --innodb_file_per_table=OFF. Bug fixed #5222.
  • On Debian or Ubuntu, a conflict was reported on the /usr/bin/innochecksum file when attempting to install Percona Server for MySQL 8 over MySQL 8. Bug fixed #5225.
  • An out-of-bound read exception could occur on debug builds in the compressed columns with dictionaries feature. Bug fixed #5311.
  • The innodb_data_pending_reads server status variable contained an incorrect value. Bug fixed #5264. Thanks to Fangxin Lou for the patch.
  • A memory leak and needless allocation in compression dictionaries could happen in mysqldump. Bug fixed #5307.
  • A compression-related memory leak could happen in mysqlbinlog. Bug fixed #5308.

Other bugs fixed: #4797#5209#5268#5270#5306#5309

Find the release notes for Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.13-4 in our online documentation. Report bugs in the Jira bug tracker.

Jan
16
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.22-3.13 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB Operator

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.22-3.13 on January, 16 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories.

Percona Server for MongoDB is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 3.2 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 3.2 protocols and drivers.

Percona Server for MongoDB extends the functionality of MongoDB Community Edition by including the Percona Memory Engine storage engine, as well as several enterprise-grade features. Percona Server for MongoDB requires no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

This release is based on MongoDB 3.2.22. There are no additional improvements or new features on top of those upstream fixes.

The Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.22-3.13 release notes are available in the official documentation.

Jan
10
2019
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Percona Backup for MongoDB 0.2.0-Alpha Is Now Available

Percona Backup for MongoDB

Percona Backup for MongoDBPercona announces the first public release of Percona Backup for MongoDB 0.2.0-Alpha on January 10, 2019.

Percona Backup for MongoDB is a distributed, low-impact solution for consistent backups of MongoDB sharded clusters and replica sets. This is a tool for creating consistent backups across a MongoDB sharded cluster (or a single replica set), and for restoring those backups to a specific point in time. Percona Backup for MongoDB uses a distributed client/server architecture to perform backup/restore actions. The project was inspired by (and intends to replace) the Percona-Lab/mongodb_consistent_backup tool.

This release features:

  • Consistent backup of sharded clusters
  • Compression of oplogs and logical backups
  • Backup and restore from local files
  • Backup to S3
  • Running the backup on a single replica set using the safest node (preferably non-Primary or hidden nodes with the lowest replication priority and smallest replication lag)

Future releases will include:

Percona Backup for MongoDB supports Percona Server for MongoDB or MongoDB Community Server version 3.6 or higher with MongoDB replication enabled. Binaries for the supported platforms as well as the tarball with source code are available from the GitHub repository (https://github.com/percona/percona-backup-mongodb/releases/tag/v0.2.0). For more information about Percona Backup for MongoDB and the installation steps, see this README file.

Note Percona doesn’t recommend this release for production, and its API and configuration fields are likely to change in the future. It does not feature any API level security. You are welcome to report any bugs you encounter in our bug tracking system.

Percona Backup for MongoDB

Percona Backup for MongoDB process and interactions between key components.

 

Jan
10
2019
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ProxySQL 1.4.13 and Updated proxysql-admin Tool

ProxySQL 1.4.12

ProxySQL 1.4.12

ProxySQL 1.4.13, released by ProxySQL, is now available for download in the Percona Repository along with an updated version of Percona’s proxysql-admin tool.

ProxySQL is a high-performance proxy, currently for MySQL and its forks (like Percona Server for MySQL and MariaDB). It acts as an intermediary for client requests seeking resources from the database. René Cannaò created ProxySQL for DBAs as a means of solving complex replication topology issues.

The ProxySQL 1.4.13 source and binary packages available at https://percona.com/downloads/proxysql include ProxySQL Admin – a tool, developed by Percona to configure Percona XtraDB Cluster nodes into ProxySQL. Docker images for release 1.4.13 are available as well: https://hub.docker.com/r/percona/proxysql/. You can download the original ProxySQL from https://github.com/sysown/proxysql/releases. GitHub hosts the documentation in the wiki format.

Improvements

  • PSQLADM-53: Improved validation when --write-node is used with proxysql-admin
  • PSQLADM-122: galera/node monitor log now reports the count of async slave nodes that are online.

Bugs Fixed

  • PSQLADM-124: If the scheduler is configured with a –config-file that points to a file that doesn’t exist, the ERR_FILE was pointing to /dev/null. As a result, the user would not be notified about the error.
  • PSQLADM-126proxysql-admincould show an error when --syncusers was used and and mysql_users table was empty.
  • PSQLADM-127: proxysql_galera_checker could corrupt the scheduler configuration after restart
  • PSQLADM-129: Stopping or restarting ProxySQL can lead to multiple instances of proxysql_galera_checker running at the same time

ProxySQL is available under Open Source license GPLv3.

Jan
09
2019
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Percona Toolkit 3.0.13 Is Now Available

percona toolkit

percona toolkitPercona announces the release of Percona Toolkit 3.0.13 for January 9, 2019.

Percona Toolkit is a collection of advanced open source command-line tools, developed and used by the Percona technical staff, that are engineered to perform a variety of MySQL®, MongoDB® and system tasks that are too difficult or complex to perform manually. With over 1,000,000 downloads, Percona Toolkit supports Percona Server for MySQL, MySQL®, MariaDB®, Percona Server for MongoDB and MongoDB.

Percona Toolkit, like all Percona software, is free and open source. You can download packages from the website or install from official repositories.

This release includes the following changes:

Bug fixes:

  • PT-1673: pt-show-grants was incompatible with MariaDB 10+ (thanks Tim Birkett)
  • PT-1638: pt-online-schema-change was erroneously taking MariaDB 10.x for MySQL 8.0 and rejecting to work with it to avoid the upstream bug #89441 scope.
  • PT-1616: pt-table-checksum failed to resume on large tables with binary strings containing invalid UTF-8 characters.
  • PT-1573: pt-query-digest didn’t work in case of log_timestamps = SYSTEM my.cnf option.
  • PT-157: Specifying a non-primary key index with the ‘i’ part of the --source argument made pt-archiver to ignore the --primary-key-only option presence.

Improvements:

  • PT-1340: pt-stalk now doesn’t call mysqladmin debug command by default to avoid flooding in the error log. CMD_MYSQLADMIN="mysqladmin debug" environment variable reverts pt-stalk to the previous way of operation.
  • PT-1637: A new --fail-on-stopped-replication option  allows pt-table-checksum to detect failing slave nodes.

Help us improve our software quality by reporting any bugs you encounter using our bug tracking system.

Jan
08
2019
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Percona Live 2019 Tracks

Percona Live 2019

Percona Live Percona Live 2019Open Source Database Conference 2019 in North America has moved to Austin, Texas: a cool place to be, and host to many big names in the tech space. Read what Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager for Oracle, has to say in favor of Austin.

If you need a conference ticket for Austin, put in your proposal now!

Those who are successful with their presentation or tutorial submissions will receive a pass to the full three days of the event. Closing date for the call for papers is Sunday, January 20.

Percona is adopting an industry trend by organizing the conference into 13 separate tracks with one Percona expert coordinating community input for each one. We believe subject-specific mini-committees of experts should provide better results than a single mega-committee covering everything.

The MySQL track is being led by Alkin Tezuysal, Senior Technical Manager

MariaDB is the responsibility of Sveta Smirnova, Principle Support Escalation Specialist.

MongoDB is being driven by Consultant Doug Duncan.

PostgreSQL is being pushed forward by Avinash Vallarapu, PostgreSQL Support Tech Lead

Other Open Source Databases well, this important challenge has been handed to Senior Support Engineer Agustín Gallego

Java Development for Open Source Databases might be of interest to developers and is being led by Rodrigo Trindade, Service Delivery Manager

Kubernetes track is being headed by Mykola Marzhan who is our Kubernetes Technical Lead

Database Security and Compliance will be overseen by Denis Farar, General Counsel and VP of HR (but make no mistake, this is still a track where tech content is very welcome)

Automation & AI topics, at the leading edge of database technology challenges, are the responsibility of Max Bubenick, Platform Lead.

Observability & Monitoring talk selection will be led by Roma Novikov, Director of Platform Engineering – so get those PMM and other OS monitoring proposals at the ready!

Polyglot Persistence is in the hands of our Senior Software Engineer Ibrar Ahmed who is waiting to hear all about your experiences with cross-database applications, data exchange and how to meet the challenges of a hybrid database world.

Migration to OpenSource Databases which is a similar-but-different track full of challenges parallel to that of polyglot applications is being watched over by Marco Tusa, Managing Consultant

Business & Enterprise track will be driven by Brian Walters, Director of Solution Engineering who is keen to hear of your case studies and experiences of the impact of open source databases on your process and organizations.

Cloud is a special case, since it touches on virtually all aspects of open source database technology. If your talk has particular relevance to ‘cloud’ then please add this track with your submission. Similarly Innovative Technologies can apply across the board, and if you have something to share that is truly new, then add that to your track list. Those that are most exciting in the context of cloud or innovative in their approach may be selected for their cloud or innovation merit, whichever track they belong to.

Our track champions will engage with community experts to select papers and shape content. If you would like to contribute by taking on talk selection, please let me know.

New speakers, and those with less experience, are welcome, we are here to help, so first check out my community blog post with links to info and video workshops on how to put together a selection-worthy proposal. Even old-hands might find some inspiration!

All in all, we think this is a great move, with the track champions contributing their passion, experience and knowledge of contemporary open source issues to the development of excellent content.  Although we’re changing several things at once, no one gets a prize for standing still. We hope you’ll continue to support and grow with us this great, open source, database focused event! Put a note in your diary to join us from May 28 – 30 in Austin, Texas.

Finally, if you would like to get in touch with any of our track champions, please let me know

Jan
04
2019
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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.42-28.30 Is Now Available

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6Percona announces the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.42-28.30 (PXC) on January 4, 2019. Binaries are available from the downloads section or our software repositories.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.42-28.30 is now the current release, based on the following:

All Percona software is open-source and free.

Fixed Bugs

  • PXC-2281: Debug symbols were missing in Debian dbg packages.
  • PXC-2220: Starting two instances of Percona XtraDB Cluster on the same node could cause writing transactions to a page store instead of a galera.cache ring buffer, resulting in huge memory consumption because of retaining already applied write-sets.
  • PXC-2230rgcs.fc_limit=0 not allowed as dynamic setting to avoid generating flow control on every message was still possible in my.cnf due to the inconsistent check.
  • PXC-2238: setting read_only=1 caused race condition.

Help us improve our software quality by reporting any bugs you encounter using our bug tracking system. As always, thanks for your continued support of Percona!

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