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2 Dec 2016
Business Continuity and MySQL Backups
By Dimitri Vanoverbeke, December 2nd, 2016

Dimitri blogs, "This blog post discusses the business continuity plan around MySQL backups, and how organizations should think about them.

During the years I've worked in IT, I've learned that backups sometimes are a conceptual subject in organizations. Many companies have them, but don't document the associated business continuation plan for them. I experienced this the hard way many many years ago, somewhere around when MySQL 5.0 was still widely used.

In most organizations, there are a couple of business continuity subjects that should be described internally. For example, what is the recovery time objective and what is the recovery point objective. Let's go a bit deeper into both concepts:..."
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2 Dec 2016
Make MySQL 8.0 Better Through Better Benchmarking
By Peter Zaitsev, December 2nd, 2016

Peter blogs, "This blog post discusses how better MySQL 8.0 benchmarks can improve MySQL in general.

Like many in MySQL community, I'm very excited about what MySQL 8.0 offers. There are a lot of great features and architecture improvements. Also like many in the MySQL community, I would like to see MySQL 8.0 perform better. Better performance is what we always want (and expect) from new database software releases.

Rarely do performance improvements happen by accident - they require running benchmarks, finding bottlenecks and eliminating them. This is the area where I think things could use improvement..."
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