Author: Derek Downey

How to Verify If a Slave Running in MySQL 5.7

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, explains how to verify that a Slave is running in MySQL 5.7.

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Are You Optimizing Costs With AWS Reserved Instances?

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, discusses how to optimize costs with AWS Reserved Instances.

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Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 Retrospective

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Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, details some of the industry trends and events that occurred during PerconaLive 2016.

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MySQL Memory Usage Docs Get a FaceLift

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, discusses the updates to MySQL memory usage docs.

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Pythian at the 2016 Percona Live Data Performance Conference

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, highlights upcoming speakers and events at the 2016 Percona Live Data Performance Conference.

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2016 Annual Pythian MySQL Community Dinner

Once again, Pythian is organizing the Annual MySQL Community Dinner at Pedro’s! This dinner is open to all MySQL community members since many of you will be in town for Percona Live. Here are the details…

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Dynamic MySQL Credentials with Vault

Recently I have been looking at the Vault project as a means to manage secrets for applications and end-users. One of the use cases that immediately drew my attention was the ability to create dynamic role-based MySQL credentials. Why Dynamic…

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Simplifying Docker Interactions with BASH Aliases

Docker has been consuming my life in the last few weeks. I have half a dozen projects in progress that use containers in some fashion, including my Visualizing MySQL’s Performance Schema project. Since I prefer to work from a Mac…

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Using Docker to Visualize MySQL Performance Schema

Last week, I was pleased to present at Percona Live Amsterdam 2015 regarding the importance of Performance Schema and how to begin approaching visualizing the data that is available to diagnose performance issues and fine tune your MySQL environment. You…

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MariaDB 10.0 Multi-source Replication at Percona Live UK 2014

Percona Live UK is upon us and I have the privilege to present a tutorial on setting up multi-source replication in MariaDB 10.0 on Nov 3, 2014. If you’re joining me at PLUK14, we will go over setting up two…

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