Percona Announces Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 and Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Percona, a provider of open source database software and services, has announced Percona Server for MySQL 8.0, the latest version of the company’s enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL Community Edition. According to Percona, the latest release includes all the features of MySQL Community Edition 8.0, along with enterprise-class features from Percona that make it beneficial for enterprise production environments, including increased reliability, performance, and security. Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 will be available later this year.

Separately, the company also announced Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0, a drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition. 

Both Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 and Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 will be available later this year.

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Percona Server for MySQL offers self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware, delivering high performance and reliability for production environments.

In particular, the new release, provides greater scalability and availability, enhanced backups, and increased visibility to improve performance, reliability and usability; parallel doublewrite functionality for greatly improved write performance, resulting in increased speed; and additional write-optimized storage engine, MyRocks, which takes advantage of modern hardware and database technology to reduce storage requirements and maintenance costs, and increase ROI for both on-premises and cloud-based applications, delivered with a MySQL-compatible interface.

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 also includes integration with Hashicorp Vault to simplify the management of encryption keys and advanced PAM-based authentication, audit logging, and threadpool scalability.

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 also contains the new features introduced in MySQL Community Edition 8.0, including a new transactional data dictionary makes recovery from failure easier, providing users with a higher level of comfort that data will not be lost. The transactional data dictionary is now crash-safe and centralized. In addition, support for atomic Data Definition Language (DDL) statements ensures that all operations associated with a DDL transaction are committed or rejected as a unit.

There are also new functions and expressions to improve overall performance, allowing users to see their data more quickly. Enhanced JSON functionality improves document storage and query capabilities, and the addition of Window functions provides greater flexibility for aggregation queries. Common Table Expressions (CTEs) enable improved query syntax for complex queries. The release also features increased security, new features for managing users, and expanded query support.

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0

Similar to Percona Server for MySQL 8.0, Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 includes all the features of MongoDB Community Edition 4.0, along with enterprise-class features from Percona that make it well-suited for enterprise production environments.

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 contains all of the features in MongoDB Community Edition 4.0, including important capabilities that expand its use cases including support for multi-document ACID transactions, support for SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication, and new type conversion and string operators  providing greater flexibility when performing aggregations.

Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0 also offers essential enterprise features for free, including encrypted WiredTiger storage engine (“data at rest encryption”) with local key management. Integration with key management systems will be available in future releases of Percona Server for MongoDB; a SASL Authentication plugin for enabling authentication through OpenLDAP or Active Directory; and open-source auditing for visibility into user and process actions in the database, with the ability to redact sensitive information (such as user names and IP addresses) from log files.

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