Oct
11
2021
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Upgrade Fix in Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL, Percona Server for MongoDB Updates: Release Roundup October 11, 2021

Percona Releases Oct 11

It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Percona Releases Oct 11Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since September 27, 2021. Take a look!

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.4 Update

The Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.4 Update was released on September 30, 2021. It installs PostgreSQL and complements it by a selection of extensions that enable solving essential practical tasks efficiently. This update fixes the inability of a user to upgrade from the previous version of PostgreSQL from PGDG (PostgreSQL Global Development Group) to Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL on Ubuntu.

Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.4 Update

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 1.0.0

On October 7, 2021, Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 1.0.0 was released. It automates the lifecycle, simplifies deploying and managing open source PostgreSQL clusters on Kubernetes. Along with new features, some release highlights include the ability to configure scheduled backups following the declarative approach in the deploy/cr.yaml file,  OpenShift compatibility, and, for the first time, the main functionality of the Operator is covered by functional tests, which ensure the overall quality and stability.

Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 1.0.0

 

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.9-10

On October 7, 2021, we released Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.9-10. It is an enhanced, source available, and highly scalable database that is a fully compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.4.9 Community Edition, supporting MongoDB 4.4.9 protocols and drivers. Note: Beginning with MongoDB 4.4.2, several data impacting or corrupting bugs were introduced. These bugs are fixed in MongoDB 4.4.9. Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.9-10 includes the upstream fixes of these bugs.

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.9-10

 

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.27-22

September 28, 2021, saw the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.27-22. An improvement in this release disables the deletion of the mongod user in RPM packages.

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.27-22

 

Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.10.0

Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.10.0 was released on September 30, 2021. The Operator contains the necessary Kubernetes settings to maintain a consistent Percona Server for MongoDB instance. modification, or deletion of items in your Percona Server for MongoDB environment.

Download Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.10.0

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

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Sep
27
2021
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A Horizontal Scalability Mindset for MySQL

Horizontal Scalability for MySQL

Horizontal Scalability for MySQLAs a Technical Account Manager at Percona, I get to work with many of our largest clients. While the industry verticals vary, one main core challenge generally remains the same – what do I do with all this data? Dealing with massive data sets in MySQL isn’t a new challenge, but the best approach still isn’t trivial. Each application is obviously different, but I wanted to discuss some of the main best practices around dealing with lakes of data.

Keep MySQL Instances Small

First and foremost, the architecture needs to be designed to keep each MySQL instance relatively small. A very common question I get from teams new to working with MySQL is: “So what is the largest instance size MySQL supports?”. My answer goes back to my time in consulting: “It depends”. Can my MySQL instance support a 20TB dataset? Maybe, but it depends on the workload pattern. Should I store 20TB of data in a single MySQL instance? In most cases, absolutely not.

MySQL can definitely store massive amounts of data. But RDBMSs are designed to store, write, and read that data. When the data grows that large, often the read performance starts to suffer. But what if my working dataset still fits in RAM? This is often the critical consideration when it comes to sizing an instance. In this case, active read/write operations may remain fast, but what happens when you need to take a backup or ALTER a table? You are reading (and writing out) 20TB which will always be bounded by I/O.

So what is the magic number for sizing? Many large-scale shops try to keep individual instance sizes under the 2-3TB mark. This results in a few major advantages:

  • Predictable operational times (backups, alters, etc)
  • Allows for optimized and standardized hardware
  • Potential for parallelism in loading data

If I know my instance will never exceed a couple of terabytes, I can fully optimize my systems for that data size. The results are predictable and repeatable operational actions. Now, when a backup is “slow”, it is almost assuredly due to hardware and not being an outlier instance that is double the size. This is a huge win for the operations team in managing the overall infrastructure.  In addition to backups, you have the additional consideration of restore time.  Massive backups will slow restoration and have a negative impact on RTO.

Store Less Data

Now that the negative impact of large, individual instances is known, let’s look at how we keep the sizes down.  While seemingly obvious, the best way to keep data sizes small is to store less data.  There are a few ways to approach this:

  • Optimize data types
    • If data types are bigger than needed, it results in excess disk footprint (i.e. using bigint when int will suffice)
  • Review indexes for bloat
    • Limit composite Primary Keys (PKs)
    • Find and remove redundant indexes (using pt-duplicate-key-checker)
    • Avoid PKs using varchar
  • Purge old data
    • When possible, remove records not being read
    • Tools like pt-archiver can really help in this process

These techniques can help you delay the need for more advanced techniques.  However, in some cases (due to compliance, limited flexibility, etc), the above options aren’t possible.  In other cases, you may already be doing them and are still hitting size limits.

Horizontal Sharding

So what is another way to deal with massive data sets in MySQL? When all other options are exhausted, you need to look at splitting the data horizontally and spreading it across multiple equally sized instances. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. While there are some tools and options out there for MySQL (such as Vitess), often the best and most flexible approach is building this sharding logic into your application directly. Sharding can be done statically (key modulus for example) or more dynamically (via a dictionary lookup) or some hybrid approach of the two:

Horizontal Scalability Mindset for MySQL

Sharding Considerations

When you finally have to bite the bullet and split data horizontally, there are definitely some things to keep in mind.  First and foremost, picking the correct sharding key is imperative.  With the wrong key, shards won’t be balanced and you’ll end up with sizes all over the board.  This then becomes the same problem where a shard can grow too large.

Once you have the correct key, you need to understand that different workloads will be impacted by sharding differently.  When the data is split across shards, individual lookups are generally the easiest to implement.  You take the key, map to a shard, and fetch the results.  However, if the workload requires aggregate access (think reports, totals, etc), now you are dealing with combining multiple shards.  This is a primary and major challenge when looking at horizontal sharding.  As is the case in most architectures, the business requirements and workload will dictate the design.

If your team is struggling with an exploding data set, the Professional Services team at Percona can help you design a more flexible and scalable solution. Each case is unique and our team can work with your specific use case and business requirements to guide you in the right direction. The biggest thing to remember: please don’t just keep adding hard disk space to your instances while expecting it to scale. Proper design and horizontal sharding is the critical factor as your data grows! Check out the next post in the series for more theory and considerations around sharding, along with a lightweight ProxySQL sample implementation.

Percona Distribution for MySQL is the most complete, stable, scalable, and secure, open-source MySQL solution available, delivering enterprise-grade database environments for your most critical business applications… and it’s free to use!

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Sep
27
2021
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Percona Distribution for MySQL, DBaaS in Percona Monitoring and Management: Release Roundup September 27, 2021

Percona Releases Sept 27

Percona Releases Sept 27It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since September 13, 2021. Take a look!

 

Percona Distribution for MySQL (PXC Variant) 8.0.23

Percona Distribution for MySQL (PXC variant) 8.0.23 was released on September 15, 2021. It provides better performance and concurrency for even the most demanding workload. It delivers greater value to MySQL server users with optimized performance, greater performance scalability and availability, enhanced backups, and increased visibility.

This update of the Percona XtraDB Cluster-based variant of the Percona Distribution for MySQL includes the HAProxy version 2.3.14, which fixes the security vulnerability CVE-2021-40346.

Download Percona Distribution for MySQL (PXC variant) 8.0.23

 

Percona Monitoring and Management 2.22.0

Percona Monitoring and Management 2.22.0 was released on September 24, 2021. It is a best-of-breed open source database monitoring solution, helping you reduce complexity, optimize performance, and improve the security of your business-critical database environments, no matter where they are located or deployed. A Release Highlight in this version is a Technical Preview, where DBaaS users can now use the PMM UI to upgrade existing Clusters to the newer version of the operator without interacting directly with Kubernetes. In addition, there are several new features, improvements, and bug fixes, which can be read about in the release notes.

Download Percona Monitoring and Management 2.22.0

 

Percona XtraBackup 2.4.24

On September 14, 2021, we released Percona XtraBackup 2.4.24, a free, online, open source, complete database backups solution for all versions of Percona Server for MySQL and MySQL, complete with enterprise features for free. It provides a method of performing a hot backup of your MySQL data while the system is running. Improvements in this release are that the xbcloud binary should retry on an error and utilize incremental backoff (Thanks to Baptiste Mille-Mathias for reporting this issue), and with the xbcloud binary, a chunk-upload on SSL connect error to Amazon S3 was not retried. (Thanks to Tim Vaillancourt for providing the patch).

Download Percona XtraBackup 2.4.24

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Sep
13
2021
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Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Updates, Improvements to Percona XtraBackup: Release Roundup September 13, 2021

Percona Software Update Sept 13 2021

It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Percona Software Update Sept 13 2021Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since August 30, 2021. Take a look!

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL (11.13, 12.8 and 13.4)

On September 9, 2021, we released updates of Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL.  It provides the best and most critical enterprise components from the open-source community, in a single distribution, designed and tested to work together. Patroni, pgBackRest, pg_repack, and pgaudit are amongst the innovative components we utilize.

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.13 Release Notes
Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.13

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.8 Release Notes
Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.8

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.4 Release Notes
Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.4

 

Percona XtraBackup 8.0.26-18.0

On September 2, 2021, we released Percona XtraBackup 8.0.26-18.0. It 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. Along with some bug fixes, this release features some improvements, including xbcloud should retry on an error and utilize incremental backoff (Thanks to Baptiste Mille-Mathias for reporting this issue), and removal of the obsolete LOCKLESS binary log functionality since the performance_schema.log_status table is now used to get the log information on all the storages without locking them.

Download Percona XtraBackup 8.0.26-18.0

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Aug
30
2021
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Percona Server for MongoDB 5.0.2-1 Release Candidate, Updated Percona Backup for MongoDB: Release Roundup August 30, 2021

Percona Software Release Aug 30 2021

Percona Software Release Aug 30 2021It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since August 16, 2021. Take a look!

 

Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.4.8

Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.4.8 was released on August 16, 2021. It is a freely available MongoDB database alternative, giving you a single solution that combines enterprise components from the open source community, designed and tested to work together. Percona Distribution for MongoDB includes Percona Server for MongoDB and Percona Backup for MongoDB, enabling you to run and operate your MongoDB efficiently with the data being consistently backed up.

Download Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.4.8

 

Percona Server for MongoDB 5.0.2-1 (RC)

We are pleased to announce the release candidate of Percona Server for MongoDB 5.0.2-1 (RC) on August 16, 2021. It is an enhanced, source-available, and highly scalable database that is a fully compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 5.0.2 Community Edition and includes all features of MongoDB 5.0.2 Community Edition, fully supporting MongoDB 5.0.2 Community Edition protocols and drivers, requiring no changes to MongoDB applications or code.

Note: With a lot of new features and modifications introduced, we recommend using this release candidate in testing environments only

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 5.0.2-1 (RC)

 

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.8-9

On August 16, 2021, Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.8-9 was released. It’s a fully compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.4.8 Community Edition, supporting MongoDB 4.4.8 protocols and drivers. Along with some bug fixes, there are a few improvements in this release, including the ability to view the status of hot backup using the mongo shell and the removal of excessive log messages and improved error messages for various backup cases.

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.8-9

 

Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.6.0

On August 16, 2021, we released Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.6.0, 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.

Release highlights include:

  • Support for Percona Server for MongoDB and MongoDB Community 5.0
  • Point-in-time recovery enhancements: ability to restore from any previous snapshot and configurable span of oplog events
  • JSON output for PBM commands to simplify interfacing PBM with applications

Download Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.6.0

 

Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.35-38

August 18, 2021, saw the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.35-38, a free, fully compatible, enhanced, and open source drop-in replacement for any MySQL database.  It includes all the features and bug fixes available in MySQL 5.7.35 Community Edition in addition to enterprise-grade features developed by Percona.

Download Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.35-38

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Aug
16
2021
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New Features in Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator, Beta Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 0.2.0: Release Roundup August 16, 2021

Percona Software Release AUg 16

Percona Software Release AUg 16It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since August 2, 2021.

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 0.2.0

On August 12, 2021, Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 0.2.0 was released. It is based on best practices for the configuration and setup of a Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL cluster. The benefits of the Operator are many, but saving time and delivering a consistent and vetted environment is key. New features and improvements include the Custom Resource structure was reworked to provide the same look and feel as other Percona Operators, there is no need to specify the name of the pgBackrest Pod in the backup manifest anymore as it is detected automatically by the Operator, and replicas management is now performed through the main Custom Resource manifest instead of creating separate Kubernetes resources.

Note: Version 0.2.0 of the Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator is a Beta release, and it is not recommended for production environments.

Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL Operator 0.2.0

 

Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator 1.9.0

Aug 9, 2021, saw the release of Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator 1.9.0, which automates the creation, alteration, or deletion of members in your Percona Distribution for MySQL environment. There are many new features,  improvements, and fixes, including (but not limited to) using Secrets to store custom configuration with sensitive data for Percona XtraDB ClusterHAProxy, and ProxySQL Pods, now you can see HAProxy metrics in your favorite Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) dashboards automatically, and the cross-site replication feature allows an asynchronous replication between two Percona XtraDB Clusters, including scenarios when one of the clusters is outside of the Kubernetes environment.

Download Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator 1.9.0

 

Percona Monitoring and Management 2.20.0

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Percona Monitoring and Management 2.20.0 (PMM) was released. It is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL performance. Included in this release is an important note for users of PMM who started out using the Docker image of 2.16.0, along with many new features and improvements.

Download Percona Monitoring and Management 2.20.0

 

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.26-21

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.26-21 was released on August 9, 2021. It is an enhanced, open source, and highly scalable database that is a fully compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.0.26 Community Edition, supporting MongoDB 4.0.26 protocols and drivers. An improvement in this release is the added status of hot backup, so one can check the status of a backup like running: true/false, start time, estimated time, etc.

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.26-21

 

ProxySQL 2.2.0 and proxysql-admin

As of August 10, 2021, ProxySQL 2.2.0, released by ProxySQL, is now available for download in the Percona Repository along with an updated version of Percona‘s proxysql-admin tool. It is a high-performance proxy, currently for MySQL, and database servers in the MySQL ecosystem

Download ProxySQL 2.2.0 and proxysql-admin

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Aug
02
2021
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New Features and Improvements in Percona Server for MongoDB: Release Roundup August 2, 2021

Percona Releases Aug 2 2021

Percona Releases Aug 2 2021It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since July 19, 2021.

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.15-16

On July 26, 2021, we released Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.15-16, an enhanced, open source, and highly scalable database that is a fully compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.2.15 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 4.2.15 protocols and drivers. Along with some bug fixes, there are new features and improvements, including Create $backupCursor and $backupCursorExtend aggregation stages (Tech Preview Feature), the addition of the status of a hot backup, and the improvement of log error messages for simultaneous backups.

Download Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.15-16

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Jul
19
2021
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New Features in Percona Server for MySQL, Updated Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL: Release Roundup July 19, 2021

Percona Updates July 19 2021

Percona Updates July 19 2021It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download.

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since July 5, 2021.

 

Percona Distribution for MySQL 8.0.25 (PS-based variant)

On July 13, 2021, Percona Distribution for MySQL 8.0.25 (PS-based variant) was released. It is a single solution with the best and most critical enterprise components from the MySQL open source community, designed and tested to work together. This release is based on Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.25-15.

Download Percona Distribution for MySQL 8.0.25 (PS-based variant)

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL

On July 15, 2021, we released updated versions of Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL. They include the RPM package for python3-python-etcd for CentOS 7. This package is a Python client for ETCD and is used by Patroni to communicate with ETCD storage.

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.3 Release Notes

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.7 Release Notes

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.12 Release Notes

Download Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL

 

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.25-15

We released Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.25-15 on July 13, 2021, and includes all the features and bug fixes available in the MySQL 8.0.24 Community Edition and the MySQL 8.0.25 Community Edition in addition to enterprise-grade features developed by Percona. Along with improvements and bug fixes, there are new features in this release, including functionality to expose defined data from procfs for agentless environment, and INPLACE ADD|DROP partitions in MyRocks.

Download Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.25-15

 

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.34.31.51

On Monday, July 19, 2021, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.34.31.51 was released.  Along with several bug fixes, erroneous documentation on Bootstrapping XtraDBCluster was fixed (Thanks to user Craig Fisher for reporting this issue) and there is now a warning logged at startup if a keyring is specified, but cluster traffic encryption is turned off.

Download Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.34.31.51

ProxySQL 2.1.1 and proxysql-admin

On July 9, 2021, ProxySQL 2.1.1, released by ProxySQL, is now available for download in the Percona repository along with an updated version of Percona’s proxysql-admin tool. Note – An upgrade from ProxySQL v1.x to ProxySQL v2.x requires the user to manually remove the ProxySQL v1.x packages. After that operation, the user can install ProxySQL v2.x.

Download ProxySQL 2.1.1 and proxysql-admin

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Jul
05
2021
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Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.9, Updated Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL: Release Roundup July 5, 2021

Percona Software Release July 5 2021

Percona Software Release July 5 2021It’s release roundup time again here at Percona!

Our Release Roundups showcase the latest Percona software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software. It offers highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself to download. This roundup includes a lot of releases, so be sure to check them all out!

Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since June 21, 2021, including several version updates to Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL, as well as Percona Monitoring and Management 2.19.0.

 

Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.9.0

On June 29, 2021, Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.9.0 was released. It automates the creation, modification, or deletion of items in your Percona Server for MongoDB environment. The Operator contains the necessary Kubernetes settings to maintain a consistent Percona Server for MongoDB instance. modification, or deletion of items in your Percona Server for MongoDB environment.

Download Percona Distribution for MongoDB Operator 1.9.0

 

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL

On July 1, 2021, we released updated versions of Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL. With this update of Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL, etcd package is added as a DEB package to Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL for Debian 9 (“stretch”). This package is used to set up High Availability clusters with Patroni.

Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 13.3
Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.7
Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.12

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Percona Monitoring and Management 2.19.0

June 30, 2021, saw the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 2.19.0. With it, you can easily view and monitor the performance of your MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB databases. Release highlights include:

  • Backup Management can now be enabled from the UI.  We also added support for MongoDB services on-demand backup and restore. For now, it only supports ReplicaSet on S3-compatible storage.
  • Dashboards improvements
    • There are several community-driven improvements to ProxySQL data collection, with new dashboards to expose such metrics like: Queries Latency histograms and SHUNNED_REPLICATION_LAG state.
    • Fixes for Amazon Aurora service detection on the dashboard, MongoDB ReplicaSet Summary, and other MongoDB memory-related panels.
  • Improvements to DBaaS secrets by generating strong passwords for operators. This is an improvement to the Automated Operator Installation released in PMM 2.18, which will greatly enhance security.

In addition, there are several bug fixes and many improvements, which can be reviewed in the release notes.

Download Percona Monitoring and Management 2.19.0

 

Percona XtraBackup 2.4.23

On June 22, 2021, we released Percona XtraBackup 2.4.23. It 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. In this release, there are several bug fixes, including a format correction for the xtrabackup –databases options and an update to the XtraBackup Help description for the parameter –stream.

Download Percona XtraBackup 2.4.23

 

That’s it for this roundup, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the most recent releases! Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments.

Jun
21
2021
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Discover Why MongoDB Runs Better With Percona

MongoDB Percona

MongoDB PerconaIn just under a month, MongoDB will host its annual event, MongoDB.live. And just over a month ago, Percona held its annual event Percona Live

Despite the naming convention similarity, these events couldn’t be more different!

Percona Live was an open source database software community event with 196 speakers and over 200 presentations. We platformed a huge range of people and companies that use and champion a variety of open source databases and tools. 

Although many people still think of MongoDB as open source, this is incorrect. The Open Source Initiative referred to MongoDB’s introduction of the Server Side Public License (SSPL) as “fauxpen” source license.

In 2019, MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria stated in an interview, “MongoDB was built by MongoDB. There was no prior art. So one: it speaks to the technical acumen of the team here. And two: we didn’t open source it to get help from the community, to make the product better… We open sourced as a freemium strategy; to drive adoption.” 

For many people, this is totally contrary to open source values and the practice of open source overall. 

The move away from open source and the community means that MongoDB has become increasingly closed off. Without market alternatives, MongoDB can become a monopoly. They can raise fees without competition and lock-in users. Some people believe that this is their intent with their planned new Quarterly Release Cycle, which will provide quarterly releases only to Atlas customers.

This is where Percona can help. 

We offer a viable and secure drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community with added enterprise-level features. Plus, market-leading support services and open source tools

Percona customers are not locked in and enjoy a lower total cost of ownership, with the freedom to move their data at any time, without fees or barriers.

For the next six weeks, we will be focusing on Percona’s MongoDB offering and all the benefits a move to Percona can bring to your business.

Highlights include:

  • Expert webinars on a variety of hot MongoDB topics
  • New market insight and thought leadership
  • In-depth technical blogs addressing key MongoDB pain-points
  • Percona and Friends React to MongoDB.live – a live stream on the July 15th where industry experts discuss the news and announcements coming from MongoDB.live

Our first webinar kicks off on June 29th as Percona experts Kimberly Wilkins, Mike Grayson, and Vinicius Grippa present ‘Unlocking the Mystery of MongoDB Shard Key Selection’ and offer advice on the measures to take if things go wrong. Please register now to attend for free.

Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for much more exciting content, insight, and events over the next few weeks. 

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