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Percona Server for MySQL System Properties

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NamePercona Server for MySQL
DescriptionEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.61
Rank#96  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-server
Technical documentationwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATEST
DeveloperPercona
Initial release2008
Current release8.0.15-6, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Percona Server for MySQL
Specific characteristics
  • 100% drop in replacement for MySQL

  • Provides enterprise-grade features in an open source product

  • High availability through Percona XtraDB Cluster, based on Percona Server for MySQL

  • Cloud-ready and SaaS deployable

Competitive advantages
  • Open source product means improved ROI and no vendor lock-in

  • MyRocks reduces write-amplification and storage requirements on SSDs compared to InnoDB to lower TCO and increase ROI when working with large datasets

  • Threadpool scaling provides significant performance benefits under heavy load

  • Increased security through audit logging, PAM authentication, and enhanced encryption

  • Enhanced encryption adds support for binary log encryption, temporary file encryption, encryption support for all InnoDB tablespace types and logs, encryption of the parallel doublewrite buffer, key rotation, and support for centralized key management using Hashicorp Vault

  • Scales to over 48 CPU cores, with the ability to achieve hundreds of thousands of I/O operations per second on high-end solid-state hardware

  • Detailed query logging with per query statistics about locking, I/O, and query plan, as well as performance and access counters per-table, per-index, per-user, and per-host

Typical application scenarios
  • Transaction-based web site

  • E-commerce applications

  • Structured and predictable data models

  • Customer relationship management application

  • Social media website

  • Financial services application

Key customers
  • Facebook

  • Bloomberg

  • EA Sports

  • Advertise.com

  • Rent the Runway

  • Pepper.com

  • Pivotal

  • Big Fish Games

  • Moz

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Market metrics
  • Over 4,500,000 downloads

  • 1000+ customers.

  • Awarded Bronze Stevie® Award winner  

Licensing and pricing models
  • Open source and 100% free of fees and license agreements

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Conferences and events

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30 September 2019 - 2 October 2019

Recent citations in the news

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 Delivers Increased Reliability, Performance and Security
31 October 2018, GlobeNewswire

Percona's DBMS Popularity Survey
25 June 2019, iProgrammer

Percona Expands Support for Cloud Native Applications and Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environments with the Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative
29 May 2019, GlobeNewswire

Percona herds the open source cats
31 May 2019, ZDNet

Percona XtraDB and MongoDB Operators for Kubernetes
7 June 2019, InfoQ.com

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