Discovering MySQL Database Service – Episode 4 – Dump your MySQL data into an Object Storage bucket

August 24, 2021
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This is the fourth episode of “Discovering MySQL Database Service“, a series of tutorials where I will show you, step by step, how to use MySQL Database Service and some other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

In the previous episode we’ve created our Virtual Cloud Network, that provides you with complete control over your cloud networking environment that we will create in this Discovering MySQL Database Service journey.

In this episode, we’ll see what is OCI Object Storage and how to export data to it from a MySQL instance using MySQL Shell.
In fact, in the process of creating a MySQL DB system, this step is optional. But it is especially useful if you want to create a MDS instance with data from a MySQL server on premise or in any public/private cloud.

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Discovering MySQL Database Service – Episode 3 – Create a Virtual Cloud Network

August 17, 2021
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This is the third episode of “Discovering MySQL Database Service“, a series of tutorials where I will show you, step by step, how to use MySQL Database Service and some other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

In the previous episode we’ve created our compartment, the foundation stone, of the architecture that we will build during this Discovering MySQL Database Service journey.

In this episode, we’ll see what is a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and how to create one and use it.

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Discovering MySQL Database Service – Episode 2 – Create a compartment

August 10, 2021
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This is the second episode of “Discovering MySQL Database Service“, a series of tutorials where I will show you, step by step, how to use MySQL Database Service and some other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

In the previous episode we’ve introduced the different components that we will use during this Discovering MySQL Database Service journey.

In this episode, we’ll see what is a compartment and how to create one and use it in order to create a MySQL DB system.

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Discovering MySQL Database Service – Episode 1 – Introduction

August 3, 2021
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This is the first episode of “Discovering MySQL Database Service“, a series of tutorials where I will show you, step by step, how to use MySQL Database Service and some other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

Like any series, in this episode I’m going to give you some context and set up the characters.

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HeatWave – A MySQL cloud feature to speed up your queries

April 13, 2021
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If you have (too) long running select queries it is probably because of lack of relevant indexes, problematic schema that lead to poor queries or inadequate hardware.

That said, sometime even if you doing it right, the query execution time could be too long regarding of what the application or your users expect. It is often true for reporting, real time analytics or BI queries.

At Oracle we have developed Heatwave, that allow you to easily run high performance analytics against your MySQL database.

To be more precise, Heatwave is a massively-scalable integrated analytics engine for MySQL Database Service (MDS), the MySQL DBaaS in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Some key points of Heatwave:

– Single MySQL database for OLTP & analytics applications
– All existing applications work without any changes
– Extreme performance:
+ 400x faster than MySQL, scales to thousands of cores
+ 1100x faster than Amazon
Aurora
+ 2.7x faster than Amazon Redshift

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Replicate from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL Database Service

January 26, 2021

MySQL Replication is a very common topology, widely used in various architecture.
People use it, among others, for High Availability, Read Scalability or Geographic Redundancy.

Another use case is to use MySQL Replication to seamlessly integrate a newer version of the server in your architecture.
Let’s say you are running MySQL 5.7 then you can easily setup a 8.0 instance as a replica of your 5.7.

Extending this idea it is also possible to replicate your MySQL 5.7 (or 8.0 obviously) to a MySQL Database Service instance, the true MySQL PaaS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Create a Cloud Backup with MySQL Enterprise Backup

December 10, 2020
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Cloud backup is a strategy increasingly used in organizations. Send copies of your data to the cloud, can help you to prevent a devastating IT crisis and ensure business continuity.

Currently, MySQL Enterprise Backup supports the following types of cloud storage services:

– Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Object Storage

– OpenStack Swift or compatible object storage services

– Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) or compatible storage service

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MySQL 8.0.22 New Features Summary

November 10, 2020

Presentation of some of the new features of MySQL 8.0.22 released on October 19th, 2020.

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Automatic connection failover for Asynchronous Replication

November 5, 2020

Since MySQL 8.0.22 there is a mechanism in asynchronous replication that makes the receiver automatically try to re-establish an asynchronous replication connection to another sender, in case the current connection gets interrupted due to the failure of the current sender.

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Plan your MySQL upgrade

October 21, 2020

I’ve made a short video that will give you tips and tricks to successfully upgrade to MySQL 8

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