I recently had to do some customer work involving the McAfee MySQL Audit Plugin and would like to share my experience in this post.
Auditing user activity in MySQL has traditionally been challenging. Most data can be obtained from the slow or general log, but this involves a lot of data you don’t need too, and isn’t flexible at all. The specific problem of logging failed connection attempts has been discussed on a
title="auditing login attempts in mysql" href="http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2012/12/28/auditing-login-attempts-in-mysql/">previous post in our blog.
Wow, talk about an industry that’s overcrowded with look-alike me-too products. Online agile project management tools are a dime a dozen, which makes me think that they are probably all very similar and probably don’t solve most people’s needs. I’ve observed that when this is true, nearly-indistinguishable tools get reinvented, until the burden of evaluating the options is greater than the burden of just building yet another one, thus perpetuating the cycle.
Here are some of the products I looked at yesterday:
class="alignleft wp-image-12668" style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;" alt="Percona XtraBackup for MySQL" src="http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Percona_XtraBackup.jpg" width="206" height="78" /> Percona is glad to announce the release of
href="http://www.percona.com/software/percona-xtrabackup">Percona XtraBackup 2.1.3 for MySQL on May 22, 2013. Downloads are available from our download site
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This blog post is part two in what is now a continuing series on the Star Schema Benchmark.
href="http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2013/03/11/mysql-5-6-vs-5-5-on-the-star-schema-benchmark/" target="_blank">previous blog post I compared MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.6.10, both with default settings using only the InnoDB storage engine. In my testing I discovered that innodb_old_blocks_time had an effect on performance of the benchmark. There was some discussion in the comments and I promised to follow up with more SSB tests at a later date.
For too long, the state of the OpenStack Chef world had been one of duplicative effort, endless forks of Chef cookbooks, and little integration with how many of the OpenStack projects choose to control source code and integration testing. Recently, however, the Chef + OpenStack community has been getting its proverbial act together. Folks from lots of companies have come together and pushed to align efforts to produce a set of well-documented, flexible, but focused Chef cookbooks that install and configure OpenStack services.