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|Eager to contribute directly to Percona Server for MySQL?||GitHub: Percona Server for MySQL||Jira: Percona Server for MySQL|
|Help out with our Percona XtraDB Cluster!||GitHub: Percona XtraDB Cluster||Jira: Percona XtraDB Cluster|
|Backups are crucial for you? Suggest improving our Percona XtraBackup for MySQL Databases||GitHub: Percona XtraBackup||Jira: Percona XtraBackup|
|Want to boost MySQL work in Kubernetes? Contribute to Percona Operator for MySQL||GitHub: Percona Operator for MySQL||Jira: Percona Operator for MySQL|
|Help us to take to the next level database monitoring with MySQL Exporter||GitHub: MySQL Exporter||Jira: MySQL Exporter|
|Know how to simplify database operations? Support Percona Toolkit||GitHub: Percona Toolkit||Jira: Percona Toolkit|
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The Percona distributions for MySQL
The Percona distributions for MySQL come in two flavors - one is based on MySQL and one is based on XtraDB Cluster. Percona XtraDB Cluster ensures maximum availability with stability and synchronous replication - while being and staying open source.
When do I need the Percona Distribution for MySQL and when the Distribution with XtraDB Cluster?
For single node source/replica deployments or high availability through group replication in your typical MySQL environment, Percona Distribution for MySQL is the standard choice. If you’re looking for high availability through Galera, the Percona Distribution based on XtraDB Cluster will be your download of choice.
Which components are included in the Percona Distribution for MySQL?
The Percona Distribution for MySQL contains either MySQL or XtraDB Cluster (depending on your choice of download) as well as the following:
- Percona XtraBackup (your open source complete database backup solution for all versions of Percona Server for MySQL as well as MySQL)
- Percona Toolkit (a set of scripts to simplify and optimize database operations)
- Orchestrator (the replication topology manager for Percona Server for MySQL)
- HAProxy (the default high availability, load-balancing solution for Percona XtraDB Cluster)
- ProxySQL (a high performance, high availability protocol-aware proxy for Percona XtraDB Cluster)
- MySQL Shell (an advanced client and code editor for MySQL Server)
- MySQL Router (a lightweight middleware that provides transparent routing between your application and back-end MySQL Servers)
Community Blog Posts
Reduce Replication Lag
Replication Lag is just a fact of life with async-replication. We can’t stop lag, but we can help to reduce it. Many times the Seconds_Behind_Source can be very deciving, I have seen it go from 1 hour behind to 0 lag in the blink of an eye. There are many factors that can add to replica lag. Some of these are:
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The MySQL Workshop Book Review
Good books on MySQL for beginners are rare and excellent ones are even rarer. I often get requests from novices starting with MySQL or intermediates looking to level up on recommendations on books targeted at their level. The MySQL Workshop (Amazon link) by Thomas Pettit and Scott Cosentino is a must buy for those two groups, or those of us who would like a handy reference.
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Raspberry Pi Bullseye Percona Server 64bit
I love the Raspberry Pi, and I love Percona server. The combination of the two can provide a nice home database. I have been running a Percona Server database since 2019 to hold all the weather information. That I collect from several of my Weather Stations.
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