Author: Derek Downey

Top 5 Things You Can Do to Survive a Cloud Outage Unscathed

There are very few of us who aren’t impacted when major cloud service providers experience failures. Either our productivity is affected when cloud-based business tools go down, or we are inconvenienced when consumer services like video or music streaming are…

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Pythian at the PerconaLive 2017 Open Source Database Conference

With PerconaLive 2017 coming up in a couple of months, go ahead and get excited! The conference is being held in Santa Clara, California from April 24-28, 2017. While you’re there, be sure to add these Pythian sessions to your…

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Using ProxySQL to validate MySQL Updates

Derek Downey provides a quick look at ProxySQL.

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Join Pythian at Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam!

  The Percona Live Data Europe Conference in Amsterdam is being held October 3-5, 2016. It is quickly approaching, and Pythian is excited to show you how we Love Your Data in a big way! We have an awesome lineup of speakers this year:…

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Rejoining a Node to MySQL’s InnoDB Cluster

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, gives you the steps to setup and deploy a local sandbox Cluster as well as the steps to kill a node.

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Protect Against MySQL Vulnerability CVE-2016-6662

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, explains how to protect against the MySQL bug CVE-2016-6662.

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Ansible Dependencies for Docker Containers

I recently had the opportunity to test out Ansible’s ability to interact with docker containers. Some might ask why we would want Ansible to connect to running containers. Afterall, we can build the containers to our liking using ansible-container, or…

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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

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

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