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Elisa Usai

The evolution of MySQL authentication mechanism

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, MySQL, Security | No Comments

The authentication, the first level of security for each IT system, is the stage to verify the user identity through the basic username and password scheme. It is crucial to have a mechanism to protect and secure password storing and transmitting over network. In MySQL, there is plenty of different authentication methods available, and last versions improved the security of this concept.

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Franck Pachot

Refactoring procedural to SQL – an example with MySQL Sakila

By | Development & Performance | 4 Comments

By Franck Pachot What I want to show in this blog post is that, as in mathematics where you have to apply some algebra rules to transform an equation to an equivalent one, the database developer must translate the business specification to an equivalent that is optimized (in performance, reliability and readability) for the data model. I was looking at the Sakila sample database provided with MySQL. It simulates a DVD rental store. For my…

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Yann Neuhaus

Flashback to the DOAG conference 2018

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management | No Comments

Each year, since the company creation in 2010, dbi services attends the DOAG conference in NĂĽrnberg. Since 2013 we even have a booth. The primary goal of participating to the DOAG Conference, is to get an overview about the main trends in the Oracle business. Furthermore, this conference and our booth allow us to welcome our Swiss and German customers and thank them for their trust. They’re always pleased to receive some nice Swiss Chocolate…

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Grégory Steulet

Oracle Open World 2018 D3: Replication what’s new in MySQL 8

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For this last day (25.10.2018) at Oracle Open World my first technical session was “Replication what’s new in MySQL 8“. This session was given by Nuno Carvalho – Oracle MySQL Principal Software Engineer, Vitor Oliveira – Oracle MySQL Performance Architect, Louis Soares – Oracle MySQL Software Development Director. You can find the list of new features linked with MySQL InnoDB Cluster here. They introduced the session with the challenges a database has to face today: We…

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Grégory Steulet

Oracle Open World 2018 D2: Peter Zaitsev – MySQL 8 Field Report

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As a former MySQL Consultant during this second day (24.10.2018) I couldn’t miss a session given by Peter Zaitsev founder of Percona and assuming the role of CEO. This session named MySQL 8 Field Report is a kind of summary of all new features encapsulated in MySQL 8. During the first slides, Peter presented performance related to utf8mb4 since it’s the default characterset in version 8. These slides had an Oracle logo on the botom that why…

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Grégory Steulet

Oracle Open World 2018 D1: Top Five MySQL Query Tuning Tips

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Yesterday (22.10.2018) I participated to the Janis Griffin’s session about “Top Five Query Tuning Tips” at #OOW2018. Janis is Senior DBA /Performance Evangelist for SolarWinds and Ace Director. She is specialized in Performance Tuning. She introduces her session by speaking about Challenges of Tuning. “Tuning takes time.”, “You cannot give enough power if SQL is ineficient”, “You therefore have to monitor wait time”. It sounds basic telling that it doesn’t worth adding CPU or memory when…

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