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Issue #93

Optimizing MySQL for high concurrency on Amazon RDS. Don't forget the importance of your configuration parameters; in this case, adjusting the query cache and concurrency allowed servers to handle an otherwise unmanageable load. 

Meet the Avant-Garde of New Relational Databases. The last ten years have produced a new landscape for database technology. What does it now mean to be avant-garde in the industry?

An Explanatory MySQL Data Analysis Broken Down Into 3 Easy Steps. A MySQL data analysis task is probably pretty intimidating for a non-technical user. But it doesn't have to be.

State of automated recovery via Pseudo-GTID & Orchestrator @ Pseudo-GTID and Orchestrator working in tandem successfully reduce dependency on a myriad of factors.

Using JSON as Dynamic Columns with MariaDB. "This schema-less flexibility offered by a free content JSON column gives MariaDB a NoSQL flavor. This creates more flexibility for developers than the usual relational database static column definition."

MariaDB 10.1 vs. MySQL 5.7: Real-World Performances. Recent reports of better-than-ever performances are fantastic. But how do the systems fare in the real world?

Percona and VividCortex Partner to Deliver a Powerful, Cloud-based Solution for Managing High Performance Data. Percona will resell VividCortex as a value-added monitoring solution, and Percona's own support technicians and managed service administrators will be able to use VividCortex in serving and optimizing customers’ applications.  

Document validation of JSON columns in MySQL. MySQL 5.7 can now store JSON documents in a column. Have questions about how to structure those docs? This article should help.

How to upgrade your master server with minimal downtime. Swap master and slave so that you can perform a server upgrade before switching back, to avoid active downtime in your system. 

MySQL Performance: Improved Connect/sec Rate in MySQL 5.7. For Conncet/sec Rate, MySQL 5.7 scores far better marks across the board than all prior iterations.

Jobs section

Draft Kings is looking for an experienced MySQL DBA to run the show on the database side. If interested, reach out to the recruiting manager directly at

Tumblr is looking for MySQL engineers with a strong programming background. If you want to help Jetpants hit mach speed, check out their listing here. is looking for a MySQL Database administrator to join our headquarters in Amsterdam, NL. Apply here.

GitHub is looking to hire a Database Infrastructure Engineer who wants to build, maintain and scale high impact database clusters. If you are interested, check out their listing.

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a DBA with advanced experience with MariaDB and/or MySQL, to work with databases related to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Find out more here.  


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