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Descending index in MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 has come with a list of new features for DBA’s...

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MySQL & MariaDB Performance Tuning for Dummies

You’re running MySQL or MariaDB as backend database, how do you tune it to make best use of the hardware? How do you optimize the Operating System? How do you best configure MySQL or MariaDB for a specific database workload?

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Configuring MySQL in a Docker Container

In recent weeks I’ve been focusing on Docker in order to get a much better understanding of the containerized world that is materializing in front of us. Containers aren’t just for stateless applications anymore and we’re seeing more cases where MySQL and other databases are being launched in a containerized fashion...

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ProxySQL Query Rewrite

In this blog post, Alkin Tezuysal revisits the ProxySQL Query Rewrite feature.

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Spatial Reference Systems in MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 brings a lot of new spatial features. The main feature is the support for multiple spatial reference systems (SRSs).

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Debian 9 LAMP Server Tutorial with Apache, PHP 7 and MariaDB

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Here is a tutorial that shows how to install an Apache web server on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server with PHP (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB support. A LAMP setup is a perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

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How to do Point-in-Time Recovery of MySQL & MariaDB Data using ClusterControl

Backups are crucial when it comes to safety of data. They are the ultimate disaster recovery solution - you have no database nodes reachable and your data centre could literally have gone up in smoke, but as long as you have a backup of your data, you can still recover from such situation.

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MySQL Community Awards Winners 2018

One of the highlights of Percona Live is that the winners of the annual MySQL Community Awards are announced. A 100% community effort, the awards were created to recognize community contribution. This year saw six very deserving winners in three categories:

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New JSON functions in MySQL 5.7.22

A number of new JSON functions have been added to MySQL 8.0. Since we appreciate that not everyone will be ready to upgrade to MySQL 8.0 the minute it is released, we have backported many of the new functions to MySQL 5.7 so that they are available starting with version 5.7.22.…

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