Apr
15
2019
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A Truly Open Source Database Conference

companies represented by speakers at percona live 2019

Percona Live 2019Many of our regular attendees already know that the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference is not all about Percona software or, indeed, all about Percona. However, with moving to a new city—Austin, TX— we have realized that it’s something we ought to shout out loud and clear. Our conference really is technology agnostic! As long as submissions were related to open source databases then they were candidate for selection.

We have thirteen tracks at this year’s conference including a track entitled “Other Open Source Databases” which we are presenting alongside tracks dedicated to MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, and PostgreSQL. And that’s not all. While most talks are technology-oriented, we also have tracks that are highly relevant if you are managing technology aspects of your business. For those still considering the impact of GDPR you’ll be able to hear talks about other issues relating to compliance and data security that you might well want to get to grips with. Or perhaps consider the talks oriented towards business and enterprise. Maybe you are looking to minimize your license costs by moving from proprietary to open source databases? In which case our migration track might be for you. There are five more tracks for you to discover… why not take a look?

We’d like to thank the volunteer conference committee again for their contributions in developing this fantastic, diverse, and intriguing program!

Companies represented by speakers at Percona Live 2019

Also, of course, not all of the talks are given by Percona speakers. As you can see from this graphic at least sixty companies are represented by speakers at the event, including some huge names not just in the open source space but in the tech space as a whole. Anyone heard of Facebook? Uber? Oracle? Walmart? MailChimp? Alibaba… I won’t list all sixty names, but you get the idea! In fact, both Facebook and Alibaba are sponsoring their own tracks at this year’s conference, alongside PingCap presenting a track dedicated to TiDB. Don’t miss out! Our advanced rate registration ends on Sunday April 21 after which the price moves to standard registration rate. Don’t delay…

Register Now

companies represented by speakers at percona live 2019

Sponsors

We base Percona Live events in major cities, use premium venues, and sponsor our own staff to speak…Percona Live is an expensive production and we heavily subsidize the tickets. We are eternally grateful to our sponsors who share the costs of keeping Percona Live special. Without their support it would be very difficult to host an event of this quality and scale.

Diamond sponsors

continuent

VividCortex

Platinum sponsors

Veritas Logo

AWS

Gold sponsors

EnterpriseDB

Silver Sponsors

mysql
altinity
PingCAP
SmartStyle
Alibaba
facebook

Branding sponsors

bloomberg

Media sponsors

Austin Technology Council

Thanks again to all of our sponsors, we appreciate your support!

Mar
15
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.11-3.1 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.11-3.1 on March 15, 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.

Release 3.6.11-3.1 extends the buildInfo command with the psmdbVersion key to report the version of Percona Server for MongoDB. If this key exists then Percona Server for MongoDB is installed on the server. This key not available from MongoDB.

Improvements

  • PSMDB-216: The database command buildInfo provides the psmdbVersion key to report the version of Percona Server for MongoDB. If this key exists then Percona Server for MongoDB is installed on the server. This key is not available from MongoDB.

The Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.11-3.1 release notes are available in the official documentation.

Mar
13
2019
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Super Saver Discount Ends 17 March for Percona Live 2019

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percona-live-2019-austin-tutorials-talksTutorials and initial sessions are set for the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019, to be held May 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas! Percona Live 2019 is the premier open source database conference event for users of MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, and PostgreSQL. It will feature 13 tracks presented over two days, plus a day of hands-on tutorials. Register now to enjoy our best Super Saver Registration rates which end March 17, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Sample Sessions

Here is one item from each of our 13 tracks, samples from our full conference schedule.  Note too that many more great talks will be announced soon!

  1. MySQL®: The MySQL Query Optimizer Explained Through Optimizer Trace by Øystein Grøvlen of Alibaba Cloud.
  2. MariaDB®:  MariaDB Security Features and Best Practices by Robert Bindar of MariaDB Foundation.
  3. MongoDB®: MongoDB: Where Are We Going From Here? presented by David Murphy, Huawei
  4. PostgreSQL: A Deep Dive into PostgreSQL Indexing by Ibrar Ahmed, Percona
  5. Other Open Source Databases: ClickHouse Data Warehouse 101: The First Billion Rows by Alexander Zaitsev and Robert Hodges, Altinity
  6. Observability & Monitoring: Automated Database Monitoring at Uber with M3 and Prometheus by Rob Skillington and Richard Artoul, Uber
  7. Kubernetes: Complex Stateful Applications Made Easier with Kubernetes by Patrick Galbraith of Oracle MySQL
  8. Automation & AI: Databases at Scale, at Square by Emily Slocombe, Square
  9. Java Development for Open Source Databases: Introducing Java Profiling via Flame Graphs by Agustín Gallego, Percona
  10. Migration to Open Source Databases: Migrating between Proprietary and Open Source Database Technologies – Calculating your ROI by John Schultz, The Pythian Group
  11. Polyglot Persistence: A Tale of 8T (Transportable Tablespaces Vs Mysqldump) by Kristofer Grahn, Verisure AB
  12. Database Security & Compliance: MySQL Security and Standardization at PayPal by Stacy Yuan and Yashada Jadhav, Paypal Holdings Inc
  13. Business and Enterprise: MailChimp – Scale A MySQL Perspective by John Scott, MailChimp

Venue

Percona Live 2019 will be held at the downtown Hyatt Regency Austin Texas.  Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, it’s near water sports like kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, and rowing. There are many food and historical sites nearby, such as the Texas Capitol, the LBJ Library, and Barton Springs Pool.  Book here for Percona’s conference room rate.

Sponsorships

Sponsors of Percona Live 2019 can interact with DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend Percona Live. Download our prospectus for more information.

Feb
28
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.6-3 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.6-3 on February 28, 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.

Release 4.0.6-3 extends the buildInfo command with the psmdbVersion key to report the version of Percona Server for MongoDB. If this key exists then Percona Server for MongoDB is installed on the server. This key not available from MongoDB.

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.

Improvements

  • PSMDB-216: The database command buildInfo provides the psmdbVersion key to report the version of Percona Server for MongoDB. If this key exists then Percona Server for MongoDB is installed on the server. This key is not available from MongoDB.

The Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.6-3 release notes are available in the official documentation.

Feb
22
2019
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Percona Live 2019 First Sneak Peek!

Percona Live 2019We know you’ve been really looking forward to a glimpse of what to expect at Percona Live Austin, so here is the first sneak peek of the agenda!

Our conference committee has been reviewing hundreds of talks over the last few weeks and is delighted to present some initial talks.

  • New features in MySQL 8.0 Replication by Luís Soares, Oracle OSS
  • Shaping the Future of Privacy & Data Protection by Cristina DeLisle, XWiki SAS
  • Galera Cluster New Features by Seppo Jaakola, Codership
  • MySQL Security and Standardization at PayPal by Stacy Yuan &  Yashada Jadha, PayPal
  • Mailchimp Scale: a MySQL Perspective by John Scott, Mailchimp
  • The State of Databases in 2019 by Dinesh Joshi, Apache Cassandra

PingCAP will be sponsoring the TiDB track and have a day of really exciting content to share! Liu Tang, Chief Engineer at PingCAP, will be presenting: Using Chaos Engineering to Build a Reliable TiDB. Keep your eye out for more coming soon!

We could not put on this conference without the support of our sponsors. By being a sponsor at Percona Live it gives companies the opportunity to showcase their products and services, interact with the community for invaluable face time, meet with users or customers and showcase their recruitment opportunities.

It’s with great pleasure to announce the first round of sponsors for Percona Live!

Diamond Sponsors

continuent

 

VividCortex

 

Silver Sponsors

pingcapmysql

If you’d like to find out more about being a sponsor, download the prospectus here
 
Stay tuned for more updates on the conference agenda! 
Feb
19
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.19-2.17 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.19-2.17 on February 19, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website or the Percona Software Repositories.

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 3.4 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 3.4 protocols and drivers.

Percona Server for MongoDB extends MongoDB Community Edition functionality by including the Percona Memory Engine and MongoRocks storage engines, 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 3.4.19.

In this release, Percona Server for MongoDB supports the ngram full-text search engine. Thanks to Sunguck Lee (@SunguckLee) for this contribution. To enable the ngram full-text search engine, create an index passing ngram to the default_language parameter:

mongo > db.collection.createIndex({name:"text"}, {default_language: "ngram"})

New Features

  • PSMDB-250: The ngram full-text search engine has been added to Percona Server for MongoDB.Thanks to Sunguck Lee (@SunguckLee) for this contribution.

Bugs Fixed

  • PSMDB-272mongos could crash when running the createBackup command.

Other bugs fixed: PSMDB-247

The Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.19-2.17 release notes are available in the official documentation.

Feb
18
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.5-2 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.5-2 on February 18, 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 Community Edition functionality by including the Percona Memory Engine storage engine, as well as several enterprise-grade features. It also includes MongoRocks storage engine (which is now deprecated). Percona Server for MongoDB requires no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

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

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

In Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.5-2, data at rest encryption becomes GA. The data at rest encryption feature now covers the temporary files used for external sorting and the rollback files. You can decrypt and examine the contents of the rollback files using the new perconadecrypt command line tool.

In this release, Percona Server for MongoDB supports the ngram full-text search engine. Thanks to Sunguck Lee (@SunguckLee) for this contribution. To enable the ngram full-text search engine, create an index passing ngram to the default_language parameter:

mongo > db.collection.createIndex({name:"text"}, {default_language: "ngram"})

New Features

  • PSMDB-276perconadecrypt tool is now available for decrypting the encrypted rollback files.
  • PSMDB-250: The Ngram full-text search engine has been added to Percona Server for MongoDB.Thanks to Sunguck Lee (@SunguckLee) for this contribution.

Bugs Fixed

  • PSMDB-234: It was possible to use a key file for encryption the owner of which was not the owner of the mongod process.
  • PSMDB-273: When using data at rest encryption, temporary files for external sorting and rollback files were not encrypted
  • PSMDB-257: MongoDB could not be started with a group-readable key file owned by root.
  • PSMDB-272mongos could crash when running the createBackup command.

Other bugs fixed: PSMDB-247

The Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.5-2 release notes are available in the official documentation.

Feb
06
2019
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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.10-3.0 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.10-3.0 on February 6, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website or the Percona Software Repositories. This
release is also available for Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

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. It also includes MongoRocks storage engine (which is now deprecated). Percona Server for MongoDB requires no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

In Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.10-3.0, data at rest encryption becomes GA. The data at rest encryption feature now covers the temporary files used for external sorting and the rollback files. You can decrypt and examine the contents of the rollback files using the new perconadecrypt command line tool.

In this release, Percona Server for MongoDB supports the ngram full-text search engine. Thanks to Sunguck Lee (@SunguckLee) for this contribution. To enable the ngram full-text search engine, create an index passing ngram to the default_language parameter:

mongo > db.collection.createIndex({name:"text"}, {default_language: "ngram"})

New Features

  • PSMDB-276perconadecrypt tool is now available for decrypting the encrypted rollback files.
  • PSMDB-250: The Ngram full-text search engine has been added to Percona Server for MongoDB. Thanks to @SunguckLee on GitHub

Bugs Fixed

  • PSMDB-234: It was possible to use a key file for encryption the owner of which was not the owner of the mongod process.
  • PSMDB-269: In some cases, a hot backup was not using the correct path to the keydb directory designated for data encryption.
  • PSMDB-273: When using data at rest encryption, temporary files for external sorting and rollback files were not encrypted
  • PSMDB-272mongos could crash when running the createBackup command.
  • PSMDB-233: WiredTiger encryption options were silently ignored at server startup, although a storage engine different from WiredTiger was used.
  • PSMDB-257: MongoDB could not be started with a group-readable key file owned by root.
  • PSMDB-266: In some cases, it was possible to add arbitrary collections to the keydb directory which may only store encryption data.

Other bugs fixed: PSMDB-239PSMDB-243

The Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6.10-3.0 release notes are available in the official documentation.

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
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

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