May
30
2019
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Percona Live 2019 Keynotes, Day Two

Oracle

Welcome to Percona Live 2019 keynotes, day two!

Day two of Percona Live 2019 looks to be as filled with great talks as day one. Today we started with presentations from Percona, Continuent, VividCortex, Oracle, and Alibaba. You can view the recording of today’s keynotes here.

Percona Welcome Back
Matt Yonkovit (Percona)

Matt Yonkovit, Percona CXO, welcomed everyone back to Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019 day two. He reminded everybody to rate your talks using the Percona Live App. People who rate five or more talks are eligible for a raffle prize!

Oracle

The State of the Dolphin
Frédéric Descamps – Oracle

Where are we with MySQL 8.0 one year after GA? How was the journey and how the Community impacted the road map? During this session come to discover our new release way allowing us to be even more close to our users looking for performance, stability but also innovation.

Alibaba

Cloud Native Database – POLARDB
Jimmy Yang – Alibaba Inc

1. Alibaba Cloud soon releases the MySQL 8.0-compatible edition of POLARDB
2. The new POLARDB would support parallel query, provide excellent large query support
3. The new POLARDB improves on IO with PolarStore as well as on various subsystems,
outperforms MySQL8.0 even on a standalone server.
4. More new features on with new POLARDB.

Continuent

The Color of Open Source Money – Are some open source business models more acceptable than others?
Eero Teerikorpi – Continuent

The color of open source money is a curious case! There are those organizations that make money from open source technologies, with or without making contributions back to the software itself. There also are commercial open source software vendors, who do add value to the underlying open source technology by enhancing the solution and providing support for it. And then there are commercial software vendors who extend the capability of the open source solution with proprietary solutions. And, last but not least, some cloud providers’ business model involves building SaaS solutions based on free open source technology. Some of the above business models are deemed to be more acceptable by the open source community than others.

Vivid Cortex

Bringing DevOps To The Database
Baron Schwartz – VividCortex

Applying DevOps principles and practices to the database can make software development processes faster, better and cheaper. Yet most companies do not include their databases in their DevOps initiatives because they face a variety of challenges to make it work.

Why is it hard to apply DevOps to databases? How can we get better at it? This talk addresses those questions (and more) by exploring the real-life stories of teams that successfully changed their entrenched culture, workflows, and tooling – and others who tried.

Michael Coburn

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)
Michael Coburn – Percona

We are pleased to announce the release of PMM 2 Beta!  PMM (Percona Monitoring and Management) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL performance.

May
29
2019
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Percona Live 2019 Keynotes, Day One

Peter Zaitsev

Welcome to Percona Live 2019 keynotes, day one!

Percona Live 2019 is up and running! We call this day one, but in reality, yesterday was filled with tutorials that provided excellent and practical information on how to get your MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL environments up, running, and optimized.

Today we started with keynote presentations from Percona, Facebook, MariaDB Foundation, PingCAP, and Amazon.  Watch the recording here. Later in the day, we continued our keynotes with a Panel discussion, Amazon AWS, and MySQL Community Awards. You can watch the recording here.

 

Matt Yonkovit

Percona Welcome
Matt Yonkovit (Percona)

Peter Zaitsev

The State of Open Source Databases
Peter Zaitsev (Percona)

It has been an exciting year in the open source database industry, with more choice, more cloud, and key changes in the industry. In his keynote address, Peter Zaitsev of Percona will dive into the key developments over the last year, including the most important open source database software releases, the significance of cloud-native solutions in a multi-vendor multi-cloud world, the new criticality of security challenges, the evolution of the open source software industry, and interesting new results from a new open source database survey.

MyRocks in the Real World
Yoshinori Matsunobu (Facebook)

In this keynote, Yoshinori will share interesting lessons learned from Facebook’s production deployment and operations of MyRocks and future MyRocks development roadmaps.

MariaDB

MariaDB 10.4, Where We Are Now
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation

MariaDB Server has come a long way since it forked MySQL in 2009. Nine releases later, it is now default in most major Linux distributions no longer a mere alternative to MySQL, but to Oracle, through its compatibility mode with support for PL/SQL and other non-MySQL functionality. MariaDB Foundation has also matured since it was established in 2012. With board members from MariaDB Corporation, Visma, Booking.com, IBM, Automattic, Tencent, and Microsoft, MariaDB Foundation has created a vibrant community of contributors, with the number of submitted pull requests being four times that of MySQL over their respective lifetimes. Join MariaDB Foundation Senior Team Lead Vicentiu Ciorbaru for this keynote, where he compares the mission of MariaDB Foundation with its achievements and highlights the latest contributions and functionality in its freshest stable release, 10.4.

Pingcap

TiDB 3.0: What’s new and what’s next
Ed Huang – PingCAP

TiDB is a popular open source distributed NewSQL database. It speaks the MySQL protocol, and the majority of its syntax – to your applications it looks like MySQL 5.7. Since its birth four years ago, TiDB has been used by more than 300 companies, scenario coverage: core banking systems / High concurrency internet service / Real-time analysis. In this talk, I will introduce the current status in the TiDB community, the core features of TiDB 3.0, and roadmap to make TiDB a true distributed HTAP database.

AWS

Open Source at Amazon
Arun Gupta – AWS

Customer obsession is one of the key leadership principles at Amazon. We innovate on customer’s behalf and focus on solving their problems. Over the years, customer usage and dependencies on open source technologies have been steadily increasing; this is why we’ve long been committed to open source, and our pace of contributions to open source projects continues to accelerate. Attend this talk to learn about the motivation for open source at AWS and what drives our active participation in open-source communities.

Tyler DuzanAnnouncing Percona Kubernetes Operators
Tyler Duzan – Percona

Percona announced the release of Percona Kubernetes Operator for XtraDB Cluster and Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB. Kubernetes delivers a method to orchestrate containers, providing automated deployment, management, and scalability.

Amazon RDS

What’s New in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Yoav Eilat – Amazon

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a fully managed relational database service that enables you to launch an optimally configured, secure, and highly available database with just a few clicks. It manages time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you to focus on your applications and business. We review the latest available features and capabilities.

May
22
2019
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Check Out the Percona Live 2019 Live Stream!

percona live

percona liveFeeling the FOMO? Now you don’t have to! With the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019 Live Stream, you’ll practically be there in person, living the experience to the fullest. Our keynote stage features morning and lunchtime keynotes on Wednesday, May 29th and morning keynotes on Thursday, May 30th. Join us at home or on the go, from any corner of the world!

Percona is streaming the keynotes on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 9 AM CDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 1:25 PM CDT, and Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 9 AM, beginning at 9 AM CDT.

Keynote speakers include Continuent, VividCortex, AWS, Facebook, MariaDB Foundation, and many more. The keynote panel will feature topics such as the changing face of Open Source.

The list of keynote talks and speakers for each day is as follows:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Day 1 – Morning Keynotes (9 AM – 10:30 AM CT)

Welcome – Matt Yonkovit, Percona
The State of Open Source Databases – Peter Zaitsev, Percona
MyRocks in the Real World – Yoshinori Matsunobu, Facebook
MariaDB 10.4: Where We Are Now – Vicentiu Ciorbaru, MariaDB Foundation
TiDB 3.0: What’s New and What’s Next? – Ed Huang, PingCAP
Open Source at Amazon – Arun Gupta, AWS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Day 1 – Lunch Keynotes (1:25 PM – 1:55 PM CT)
Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of Open Source – Shawn Turnbull, Percona
MySQL Community Awards – Emily Slocombe, Square

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Day 2 – Morning Keynotes (9 AM – 10:25 AM)
Welcome Back – Matt Yonkovit, Percona
The State of the Dolphin – Frédéric Descamps, Oracle
The Color of Open Source Money: Are some open source business models more acceptable than others? – Eero Teerikorpi, Continuent
Bringing DevOps to the Database – Baron Schwartz, VividCortex
From Respected by DBAs to Loved by Application Developers – Craig Kerstiens, Microsoft
Closing Remarks – Matt Yonkovit, Percona

To learn more about Percona Live Open Source Database Conference visit our page.

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May
13
2019
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Community Update for PL Open Source Database Conference 2019

Percona Live community dinner on the Lone Star River Boat

Percona Live 2019It’s not long now before we’ll be gathering in Austin TX for this year’s Percona Live event. It’s the only conference of its type dedicated entirely to open source databases – of all marques. From a community perspective, we have a few updates to share.

Community Dinner

We’re happy to say that PlanetScale have stepped up to the plate (!) and are sponsoring this year’s community dinner alongside Percona. This year we are taking to the water and consequently numbers are limited to 100 attendees. If you are keen to join us, be sure to not miss the boat.  ?

PlanetScale

The speakers’ perspective

For speakers who also enjoy writing, there’s an opportunity to write about forthcoming presentations on our Community Blog. There’s still time if you haven’t sent a piece and would like to do so, please get in touch. Here are the contributors so far, and there are more to come:

Even if you are not speaking at Percona Live you might be interested to know that there’s an opportunity to write for the Community Blog permanently available. You’ll find more information about that here.

Attending the conference

If you’re attending the conference this year – or would like to – we want the experience to be enjoyable, informative, and memorable – for all the right reasons! Please take a few minutes when you can to read the code of conduct and diversity statements on the conference website. If you would like to attend but need advice or assistance, there’s some information there that could help you decide. You’re welcome to contact the Community Team in confidence if you’d like to do that.

Percona Live community dinner on the Lone Star River Boat


Photo from Lone Star Riverboat, April 2018, and our venue for the Community Dinner

May
09
2019
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Announcing Keynotes for Percona Live Open Source Database Performance Conference 2019!

Percona Live 2019

Percona Live 2019There’s less than a month to go so it’s time to announce the keynote addresses for Percona Live Open Source Database Performance Conference 2019! We’re excited to share our lineup of conference keynotes, featuring talks from Continuent, Vivid Cortex, Amazon Web Services, Facebook, PingCap and more!

The speakers will address the current status of key open source database projects MySQL®, PostgreSQL, MongoDB®, and MariaDB®. They’ll be sharing with you how organizations are shifting from single-use databases to a polyglot strategy, thereby avoiding vendor lock-in and enabling business growth.

$5 Percona Live Keynote Passes

We are once again offering $5 Percona Live keynote passes for the Percona Live Open Source Database Performance Conference 2019.

A keynote pass provides access to the keynote addresses, the expo hall and demo theater sessions. Here you will have the opportunity to meet with conference attendees, sponsors, and play retro arcade games! The first 100 people who register for an Expo and Keynote pass using the discount code “KEYNOTE5” will be able to register for just $5

Without further ado, here’s the keynote line-up for 2019!

Wednesday, May 29

The State of Open Source Databases

It has been an exciting year in the open source database industry, with more choice, more cloud, and key changes in the industry. In his keynote address, Peter Zaitsev of Percona will dive into the key developments over the last year, including the most important open source database software releases, the significance of cloud-native solutions in a multi-vendor, multi-cloud world, the new criticality of security challenges, the evolution of the open source software industry, and interesting results from a new open source database survey.

MyRocks in the Real World

In this keynote, Yoshinori will share interesting lessons learned from Facebook’s production deployment and operations of MyRocks and future MyRocks development roadmaps.

MariaDB 10.4, Where We Are Now

MariaDB Server has come a long way since it forked from MySQL in 2009. Nine releases later, it is now the default in most major Linux distributions and no longer a mere alternative to MySQL, but also to Oracle, through its compatibility mode with support for PL/SQL and other non-MySQL functionality. MariaDB Foundation has also matured since it was established in 2012. With board members from MariaDB Corporation, Visma, Booking.com, IBM, Automattic, Tencent, Alibaba and Microsoft, MariaDB Foundation has created a vibrant community of contributors, with the number of submitted pull requests being four times that of MySQL over their respective lifetimes. Join MariaDB Foundation Senior Team Lead Vicen?iu Ciorbaru for this keynote, where he compares the mission of MariaDB Foundation with its achievements and highlights the latest contributions and functionality in its freshest stable release, 10.4.

TiDB 3.0: What’s New and What’s Next

TiDB is a popular open source distributed NewSQL database. It speaks the MySQL protocol, and the majority of its syntax – so to your applications it looks like MySQL 5.7. Since its birth four years ago, TiDB has been used by more than 300 companies for core banking systems / High concurrency internet service / Real-time analysis. In this talk, I will introduce the current status in the TiDB community, the core features of TiDB 3.0, and roadmap to make TiDB a truly distributed HTAP database.

Open Source at Amazon

Customer obsession is one of the key leadership principles at Amazon. We innovate on customer’s behalf and focus on solving their problems. Over the years, customer usage and dependencies on open source technologies have been steadily increasing, and this is why we’ve long been committed to open source, and our pace of contributions to open source projects continues to accelerate. Attend this talk to learn about the motivation for open source at AWS and what drives our active participation in open-source communities.

Panel – Discussion – The changing Face of Open Source

Panel discussion with various companies to discuss the changing face of Open Source.

AWS Product Announcement

Something exciting is coming! Stop by to find out more!

MySQL Community Awards

Join us for the MySQL Community Awards presented by Emily Slocombe!

Thursday, May 30

State of the Dolphin

Where are we with MySQL 8.0 one year after GA? How was the journey and how has the Community impacted the road map? During this session come to discover our new release on MySQL allowing us to enhance performance, stability, and also innovation.

The Color of Open Source Money — Are some open source business models more acceptable than others?

The color of open source money is a curious case…

There are those organizations that make money from open source technologies, with or without making contributions back to the software itself. There also are commercial open source software vendors, which do add value to the underlying open source technology by enhancing the solution and providing support for it. And then there are commercial software vendors who extend the capability of the open source solution with proprietary solutions. And, last but not least, some cloud providers’ business model involves building SaaS solutions based on free open source technology.

Some of the above business models are deemed to be more acceptable by the open source community than others.

Now, one would think that the color of the money should be the same, but it is not. Cloud companies, especially, may be seen as blood-sucking parasites that abuse the “system” – particularly when not contributing back. Yet they seem to be making the most money from it. And while some cloud providers do feed part of that money back to open source consulting companies to enhance and support their solutions, they are not necessarily sharing those enhancements with the community. So does that make them more acceptable?

With this talk, I’m looking to examine some of the aspects of it a little closer,  and offer my perspective on the acceptable balance of commercial efforts to justify the investments needed for the sustainability of the project.

Bringing DevOps To The Database

Applying DevOps principles and practices to the database can make software development processes faster, better, and cheaper. Yet most companies do not include their databases in their DevOps initiatives because they face a variety of challenges to make it work.

Why is it hard to apply DevOps to databases? How can we get better at it? This talk addresses those questions (and more) by exploring the real-life stories of teams that successfully changed their entrenched culture, workflows, and tooling – and others who tried. Topics include:

  • What research shows about DevOps, databases, and company performance
  • Current and emerging trends in how we build/manage data tiers, and its implications
  • Elevation of the traditional dedicated DBA role and what’s happening as a result
  • Driving cultural change towards distributed database competency and responsibility
  • Why some teams succeed in this transformation, while others fail

Now you can apply DevOps principles to your database. Your work will be better for it and your business will benefit. This talk will show you how.

From respected by DBAs to loved by Application Developers

Ten years ago Postgres was a safe and stable database, but not at the same level of user friendly-ness or rich feature set as other databases. At some point that all started to change as it learned from MySQL and Mongo, and we’ll examine some of that journey of how it became respected by DBAs to beloved by application developers. We’ll close with a look at what the next five years may hold.

Don’t miss out, buy your tickets here!

Connect. Accelerate. Innovate.

With a lot of focus on the benefits of open source over proprietary models of software delivery, you surely can’t afford to miss this opportunity to connect with leading figures of the open source database world. On Tuesday, May 28 you can opt to accelerate your knowledge with our in-depth tutorials, or choose to attend our business track geared towards open source innovation and adoption.

With Tuesday and Wednesday offering sessions across 8 different tracks, there’s something for all levels of experience, addressing a range of business challenges. See the full schedule.

With thanks to our sponsors!

Diamond: Continuent, VividCortex
Platinum: Veritas, Amazon Web Services
Gold: EnterpriseDB
Silver: MySQL, Altinity, PingCAP, SmartStyle, Facebook, ScaleGrid, Vendita, Intel Optane, Galera Cluster, ProxySQL, Aiven, Pythian
Community: MariaDB Foundation, Free Software Foundation
Community Dinner: PlanetScale
Branding: Bloomberg Engineering, Yelp
Media Sponsors: Austin Technology Council

May
07
2019
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MariaDB Track at Percona Live

MariaDB track at Percona Live 2019

mariadb logoLess than one month left until Percona Live. This time the Committee work was a bit unusual. Instead of having one big committee for the whole conference we had a few mini-committees, each responsible for a track. Each independent mini-committee, in turn, had a leader who was responsible for the whole process. I led the MariaDB track. In this post, I want to explain how we worked, which topics we have chosen, and why.

For MariaDB, we had seven slots: five for 50-minutes talks, two for 25-minutes talks and 19 submissions. We had to reject two out of three proposals. We also had to decide how many topics the program should cover. My aim here was to use the MariaDB track to demonstrate as many MariaDB unique features as possible. I also wanted to have as many speakers as possible, considering the number of slots we had available.

The committee agreed, and we tried our best for the program to cover the various topics. If someone sent us two or more proposals, we choose only one to allow more speakers to attend.

We also looked to identify gaps in submitted sessions. For example, if we wanted for a topic to be covered and no one sent a proposal with such a subject, we invited potential speakers and asked them to submit with that topic in mind. Or we asked those who already submitted similar talks to improve them.

In the end, we have five 50-minutes sessions, one MariaDB session in the MySQL track, two 25-minutes sessions, one tutorial, and one keynote. All of them are by different speakers.

The Program

The first MariaDB event will be a tutorial: “Expert MariaDB: Harness the Strengths of MariaDB Server” by Colin Charles on Tuesday, May 28

Colin started his MySQL career as a Community Engineer back in the MySQL AB times. He worked on numerous MySQL events, both big and small, including Percona Live’s predecessor, O’Reilly’s MySQL Conference and Expo. Colin joined Monty Program Ab, and MariaDB Corporation as a Chief Evangelist, then spent two years as Chief Evangelist at Percona. Now he is an independent consultant at his own company GrokOpen.

Colin will not only talk about unique MariaDB features up to version 10.4, but will also help you try all of them out. This tutorial is a must-attend for everyone interested in MariaDB.

Next day: Wednesday, May 29 – the first conference day – will be the MariaDB Track day.

MariaDB Foundation Bronze SponsorshipMariaDB talks will start from the keynote by Vicentiu Ciorbaru about new MariaDB features in version 10.4. He will highlight all the significant additions in this version.

Vicentiu started his career at MariaDB Foundation as a very talented Google Summer of Code student. His first project was Roles. Then he worked a lot on MariaDB Optimizer, bug fixes, and code maintenance. At the same time, he discovered a talent for public speaking, and now he is the face of MariaDB Foundation.

We at the committee had a hard choice: either to accept his 50-minutes session proposal or ask him to make a keynote. This decision was not easy, because a keynote is shorter than 50 minutes. At the same time, though, everyone at the conference will be able to see it. Brand new features of version 10.4 are a very important topic. Therefore, we decided that it would be best to have Vicentiu as a keynote speaker.

Morning sessions

virtualhealthSessions will start with a talk by Alexander Rubin “Opensource Column Store Databases: MariaDB ColumnStore vs. ClickHouse” Alex began his MySQL career as a web developer, then joined MySQL AB as a consultant. He then moved to Percona as Principal Architect. It was our loss when he left Percona to start applying his recommendations himself on behalf of a medical startup VirtualHealth! During his career as a MySQL consultant, he tried all the sexiest database products, loaded terabytes of data into them, ran the deadly intensive loads. He is the one who knows best about database strengths and weaknesses. I would recommend his session to everyone who is considering a column store solution.

codership_720_156Next talk is “Galera Cluster New Features” by Seppo Jaakola. This session is about the long-awaited Galera 4 library. Seppo is one of three founders of Codership Oy: the company which brought us Galera library. Before the year 2007, when the Galera library was first released, MySQL users had to choose between asynchronous replication and asynchronous replication (that’s not a typo). Seppo brought us a solution which allowed us to continue using InnoDB in the style we were used to using while writing to all nodes. The Galera library looks after the data consistency. After more than ten years the product is mature and leaving its competitors far behind. The new version brings us streaming replication technology and other improvements which relax usage limitations and make Galera Cluster more stable. I recommend this session for everyone who looks forward to a synchronous replication future.

Afternoon sessions

Walmart LogoAfter the lunch break, we will meet MariaDB users Sandeep Jangra and Andre Van Looveren who will show how they use MariaDB at Walmart in their talk “Lessons Learned Building a Fully Automated Database Platform as a Service Using Open Source Technologies in the Cloud”. Sandeep and Andre manage more than 6000 MariaDB installations. In addition to setting up automation, they have experience with migration and upgrade. This talk will be an excellent case study, which I recommend to attend everyone who is considering implementing automation for a farm of MariaDB or MySQL servers.MariaDB Foundation

Next topic is “MariaDB Security Features and Best Practices” by Robert Bindar.  Robert is a server Developer at MariaDB Foundation. He will cover best security practices for MariaDB deployment, including the latest security features, added to version 10.4

At 4:15 pm we will have two MariaDB topics in parallel

MariaDB Foundation Bronze Sponsorship“MariaDB and MySQL – What Statistics Optimizer Needs Or When and How Not to Use Indexes” by Sergei Golubchik – a Member of the MariaDB Foundation Board – discovers optimization techniques which are often ignored in favor of indexes. Sergei worked on MySQL, and then on MariaDB, from their very first days. I’ve known him since 2006 when I joined the MySQL team. Each time when I am in trouble to find out how a particular piece of code works, just a couple of words from Sergei help to solve the issue! He has an encyclopedic knowledge on both MariaDB and MySQL databases. In this session, Sergei will explain which statistics optimizer we can use in addition to indexes. While he will focus on specific MariaDB features he will cover MySQL too. Spoiler: these are not only histograms!

Backups in the MySQL track…

In the parallel MySQL track, Iwo Panowicz and Juan Pablo Arruti will speak about backups in their “Percona XtraBackup vs. Mariabackup vs. MySQL Enterprise Backup” Iwo and Juan Pablo are Support Engineers at Percona. Iwo joined Percona two years ago, and now he is one of the most senior engineers in the EMEA team. Linux, PMM, analyzing core files, engineering best practices: Iwo is well equipped to answer all these and many more questions. Juan Pablo works in the American Support team for everything around MariaDB and MySQL: replication, backup, performance issues, data corruption… Through their support work, Iwo and Juan Pablo have had plenty of chances to find out strengths and weaknesses of different backup solutions.

Three tools, which they will cover in the talk, can be used to make a physical backup of MySQL and MariaDB databases, and this is the fastest and best recommended way to work with an actively used server. But what is the difference? When and why should you prefer one instrument over another? Iwo and Juan Pablo will answer these questions.

At the end of the day we will have two 25-minute sessions

Alibaba CloudJim Tommaney will present “Tips and Tricks with MariaDB ColumnStore”. Unlike Alex Rubin, who is an end user of ColumnStore databases, Jim is from another side: development. Thus his insights into MariaDB ColumnStore could be fascinating. If you are considering ColumnStore: this topic is a must-go!

Daniel Black will close the day with his talk “Squash That Old Bug”. This topic is the one I personally am looking forward to the most! Not only because I stick with bugs. But, well… the lists of accepted patches which Daniel’s posts to MariaDB and to MySQL servers are impressive. Especially when you know how strict is the quality control for external patches in MariaDB and MySQL! IBMIn his talk, Daniel is going to help you to start contributing yourself. And to do it successfully, so your patches are accepted. This session is very important for anyone who has asked themselves why one or another MariaDB or MySQL bug has not been fixed for a long time. I do not know a single user who has not asked that question!

MariaDB track at Percona Live 2019Conclusion

This blog about MariaDB track at Percona Live covers eight sessions, one keynote, one tutorial, 12 speakers, seven mini-committee members – two of whom are also speakers. We worked hard, and continue to work hard, to bring you great MariaDB program.

I cannot wait for the show to begin!


Photo by shannon VanDenHeuvel on Unsplash

May
03
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.12-3.2 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.12-3.2 on May 3, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website 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 3.6 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 3.6 protocols and drivers.

Percona Server for MongoDB extends Community Edition functionality by including the Percona Memory Engine storage engine, as well as several enterprise-grade features. Also, it includes MongoRocks storage engine, which is now deprecated. Percona Server for MongoDB requires no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

Bug Fixes

  • PSMDB-343: Building from sources could fail with openssl version 1.1.1.

The Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.12-3.2 release notes are available in the official documentation.

May
01
2019
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MySQL Community Contributor Awards 2019

MySQL Community Awards 2019

MySQL performance tuning settingsLast week, Oracle reported on the list of MySQL Community Contributors for 2019 and we’re proud to say that five serving Perconians made it to the list of 19 people recognized as such. Entries are nominated by the MySQL community and their nominations are assessed against six criteria by a volunteer committee of community mavens.

  1. The most active code contributor
  2. Bug reporter
  3. The most active MySQL blogger
  4. People who plays very active role in translation/documentation of MySQL articles
  5. People who provides feedback on DMR releases, Labs releases, or change proposals
  6. Anyone in the community who worked their butt off or did really useful work that you feel should be thanked publicly

The members of Percona who will be proudly wearing their community contributor t-shirts:

  • Laurynas Biveinis, Technical Director in Engineering, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
  • Zsolt Parragi, Software Engineer, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
  • Sveta Smirnova, Principal Bug Escalation Specialist, for popularization of MySQL Performance Schema, general MySQL troubleshooting and promoting new MySQL features.
  • Yura Sorokin, Senior Software Engineer, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
  • Peter Zaitsev, CEO, for his active role in MySQL world as well as for his contributions to MySQL Community.

Well done to them, as well as to the other fourteen contributors the committee recognized this year. You can read the full list on Oracle’s blog post.

More award announcements to come

Of course, that’s not the end of proceedings for 2019, since as has become a tradition, the major awards in three categories will be announced at Percona Live. Emily Slocombe, Co-Secretary of the Committee, will be making the announcements and presentations during the conference keynote addresses. These major awards are in one of three categories:

MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the year 2019

This is a personal award; a winner would be a person who has made contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This could be via development, advocating, blogging, speaking, supporting, etc.

MySQL Community Awards: Application of the year 2019

An application, project, product etc. which supports the MySQL ecosystem by either contributing code, complementing its behavior, supporting its use, etc. This could range from a one person open source project to a large scale social service.

MySQL Community Awards: Corporate Contributor of the year 2019

A company who made a contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This might be a corporation which released major open source code; one that advocates for MySQL; one that helps out community members by… anything.

Taking part

If you missed submitting your nominations this year, it’s worth putting a knot in your handkerchief to remind yourself to visit the website next time around. Any year that has a zero on the end is always, somehow, extra special, so 2020 should be well contested. The website also has a hall of fame recording past winners and their achievements.

Percona Live 2019You could also come and cheer along this years winners at Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Austin, TX from May 28 -30, 2019 where we will be celebrating not just MySQL but all open source databases and topics related. Find out what it’s all about, and enjoy being a part of this big, open-hearted, open source database community.

This year, we’re also providing stand space free of charge to non-profit organizations related to open source databases, software, and development in the widest sense. If you’d be interested in occupying one of these spaces, please get in touch.

See you there?


Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Apr
26
2019
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The MySQL Track (and More) at Percona Live 2019

Percona Live 2019

Percona Live 2019This year we’re having a different concept for Percona Live conferences, which started at Percona Live Europe 2018 last fall. This is an approach practiced by many other organizations by having separate track for MySQL®, MongoDB®, MariaDB®, or PostgreSQL and more.

Having many tracks in this big Open Source Database Conference meant that one track steering committee could not be asked to handle all the talks for each track. So we formed several mini-committees to make sure that the submissions to each of the tracks received the right level of attention from the right kind of reviewers.

I had the honor of championing the MySQL Track along with mini-committee Derek Downey from Pythian, Gillian Gunson from GitHub, Jeremy Cole from Shopify, Dave Stoker from Oracle, Shiv Iyer from WebsScale, Calvin Sun from Huawei, and Kenny Gryp from Oracle.

This committee worked diligently to evaluate each and every submission that fell within the realm of MySQL.

MySQL Track by numbers

Committee members worked independently to review and grade the submissions, then collaborated on conference calls to discuss our thoughts and generate a shortlist. The shortlist was then reviewed by our very own Percona Product Management team.

Tutorials

On Tuesday, 28 May half-day MySQL tutorials are available offering content suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced attendees, as well as tutorials covering open source tools. In total, Percona Live offers 16 tutorials.

50 minute talks

We’re allocated two rooms for the MySQL track, offering eighteen 50 minute talks. The track committee chose from 118 submissions, filtered from over 300 talks submitted in total not including sponsored submissions. We looked to cover across subjects with either tooling, use case scenarios, edge cases, new releases and more.

25 minute talks

We filled our eight slots of 25 minutes from more than forty submissions, along with a few that we agreed would be better converted from a 50 minute talk.

Some great talks were not selected…

Once the committee completed grading we took a long look across the track to make sure that we offered variety of topic and of difficulty. It was a hard call as there were several great talks we would like to have it in our show but they were too similar to another, highly graded, talk. We want everyone to get the best of their time at Percona Live and avoid empty rooms, and offering a variety of talks is an important aspect. This is something we care a lot about here at Percona, from the perspective of both attendees and speakers.

Don’t miss out

Last but not least if you still haven’t booked your trip, and a discount on your seat could persuade you, tweet to @ask_dba and I’ll see what I can rustle up. Look forward to seeing you in Austin,Texas.

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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 on April 17, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website 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 4.0 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 4.0 protocols and drivers.

Percona Server for MongoDB extends the functionality of the MongoDB 4.0 Community Edition by including the Percona Memory Engine storage engine, encrypted WiredTiger storage engineaudit loggingSASL authenticationhot backups, and enhanced query profilingPercona Server for MongoDB requires no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

This release includes all features of MongoDB 4.0 Community Edition 4.0. Most notable among these are:

Note that the MMAPv1 storage engine is deprecated in MongoDB 4.0 Community Edition 4.0.

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 is based on MongoDB 4.0.9 and contains the following bug fixes:

Bugs Fixed

  • PSMDB-343: Building from sources could fail with openssl version 1.1.1.

The Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 release notes are available in the official documentation.

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