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High Availability Galera Clusters for Indonesia’s leading eCommerce Payment Gateway

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, is emerging as an economic powerhouse in Asia Pacific. With 60% of a population of 250 million being under 30 years of age, growing internet penetration and greater spending power by the middle-class have catalyzed the eCommerce sector.

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Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Deep Dive SQL Workload Analysis using pt-query-digest

In our previous post, we showed you how to interpret reports generated by pt-query-digest. Today we’d like to cover some of its more advanced features, as it is a pretty extensive tool with lots of functionality. We’ll also show you what information you should be looking for, and how to derive conclusions based on that data. 

Press Release: ClusterControl enables MySQL HA for the European Broadcasting Union and its 200 million viewers

Stockholm, Sweden and anywhere else in the world – Severalnines, the provider of database infrastructure management software, recently announced its latest customer, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a premium media distributor of live sports, culture, news and entertainment content. The Swedish company won the new deal in the same year as heartthrob compatriot Måns Zelmerlöw’s rendition of “Heroes” won the EBU’s flagship programme, the Eurovision Song Contest, watched by 200 million viewers.

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Webinar Replay & Slides: Become a MySQL DBA - Schema Changes for MySQL Replication & Galera Cluster

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent live webinar on ‘Schema Changes for MySQL Replication & Galera Cluster’ led by Krzysztof Książek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines. The replay and slides to the webinar are now available to watch and read online via the links below.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Analyzing your SQL Workload using pt-query-digest

Mid to large size applications tend to have hundred of SQL statements distributed throughout a large code base, with potentially hundreds of queries running every second. That can generate a lot of data. How do we identify causes of bottlenecks slowing down our applications? Obviously, going through the information query by query would not be great - we’ll get drowned with all the entries. We need to find a way to aggregate the data and make sense of all that.

Howto: Online Upgrade of MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5 to MariaDB 10

In this blog post, we’ll look into how to perform an online upgrade to MariaDB Galera Cluster 10. At the time of writing, MariaDB 10.1 was still in beta so the instructions in this blog are applicable to MariaDB 10.0. If you are running the Codership build of Galera (Galera Cluster for MySQL), you might be interested in the online upgrade to MySQL 5.6 instead.

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Howto: Online Upgrade of Galera Cluster to MySQL 5.6

Okay, this is a major upgrade so there are risks! Therefore, an upgrade must be carefully plan and tested. In this blog post, we’ll look into how to perform an online upgrade of your Galera Cluster (the Codership build of Galera) to MySQL 5.6. 

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Become a MySQL DBA blog series - The Query Tuning Process

Query tuning is something that a DBA does on a daily basis - analyse queries and updates, how these interact with the data and schema, and optimize for performance. This is an extremely important task as this is where database performance can be significantly improved - sometimes by orders of magnitude. 

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Configuration Tuning for Performance

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the settings that are most often tweaked and which can bring you significant improvement in the performance. We will also cover some of the variables which are frequently modified even though they should not. Performance tuning is not easy, but you can go a surprisingly long way with a few basic guidelines.

Architecting for Failure - Disaster Recovery of MySQL/MariaDB Galera Cluster

Whether you use unbreakable private datacenters or public cloud platforms, Disaster Recovery (DR) is indeed a key issue. This is not about copying your data to a backup site and being able to restore it, this is about business continuity and how fast you can recover services when disaster strikes.