Jun
05
2024
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Administering a Patroni Managed PostgreSQL Cluster

Patroni managed PostgreSQL clusterThere are quite a number of methods these days for installing Patroni. I want to discuss the next step, which is how to start tuning a running system.The manner of updating a running Postgres server typically involves editing the standard Postgres files: postgresql.conf postgresql.auto.conf pg_hba.conf Working with a Patroni HA cluster, one has the added […]

May
28
2024
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Valkey/Redis Sharding Using the Native Clustering Feature

In this blog post, we are going to implement the concept of sharding in a Valkey setup. This is a built-in feature and can be implemented by enabling clustering in the Valkey configuration.Sharding, in general, helps in distributing/scaling application writes over multiple nodes. In a similar fashion, it works in Valkey. Here, it uses the […]

May
24
2024
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Upcoming Percona University Events – France, Germany, and India

Percona University EventsExperience a full day of deep-dive technical sessions and meet database experts and a community of open source database users, developers, and technologists at Percona University events!Percona University is a series of free, Percona-hosted events focused on open source databases and related technologies. Since 2013, we have held these events in cities across the world […]

May
23
2024
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Beyond Cloud: The Impact of AI Agents on Platform Engineering

Impact of AI Agents on Platform EngineeringIn November 2023, Bill Gates wrote an article about how AI would change the way we interact with computers and personal devices through so-called Agents: “Agents are not only going to change how everyone interacts with computers. They’re also going to upend the software industry, bringing about the biggest revolution in computing since we went from […]

May
16
2024
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Valkey/Redis: Not-So-Good Practices

As we’ve been introducing Valkey/Redis these past few weeks, let’s depart from the norm and talk about a few “things you should not do” in Valkey.No passwordBy default, Valkey/Redis uses no authentication. This means anyone can connect to your Valkey server and start writing and reading data. Worst yet, no password while binding to all […]

May
15
2024
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Valkey/Redis: Configuration Best Practices

Valkey:Redis Configuration Best PracticesIn a few of our previous blog posts, we’ve seen how to get started with Valkey/Redis by running a simple docker container and how to persist some configuration settings to disk. In this post, let’s take a step back and go over a few configuration best practices.ConnectionsThe Valkey/Redis config file is typically located at /etc/valkey/valkey.conf, but […]

May
14
2024
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Valkey/Redis: The Hash Datatype

Valkey/Redis: The Hash DatatypeIn our previous blogs, we discussed the basic data types available in Valkey/Redis: Strings, Lists, Sets, and Sorted Sets. In this blog, we introduce a more complex data type, Hashes.You can think of these much like dictionaries from Python, associative arrays from PHP, etc. Normally in Valkey/Redis, you store one value associated with one key. […]

May
13
2024
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Valkey/Redis Replication and Auto-Failover With Sentinel Service

In this Valkey blog post, I will demonstrate how we can set up a simple replication process among the Valkey nodes and then finally use some auto-failover mechanism with the help of the Valkey-sentinel tool.Replication (Master-Slave)Basically, we have two setups with the information below. [crayon-6648a7a4c0822190972702/] Now let’s prepare some basic configurations in file [/etc/valkey/valkey.conf] for […]

May
09
2024
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Valkey/Redis: Sets and Sorted Sets

In our previous post, we welcomed Valkey (an open source fork of Redis) to the Percona family. We also learned how to get Valkey up and running using docker, along with understanding some of the basic data types, string and list. In this post, we will continue working with Valkey/Redis and learn about sets and […]

May
07
2024
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Hello World… Hello Valkey! Let’s Get Started!

Valkey PerconaWelcome Valkey to the Percona family! We are excited to have you join our team of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB database experts.Hang on. What is Valkey? In short, Valkey is a fork of Redis which maintains the original open source BSD license[1]. If you’re new to Redis/Valkey, then this ‘getting started’ post is just for […]

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