Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL

Score 9.5 out of 10
Percona Server for MySQL

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What is Percona Server for MySQL?

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully-compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high-performance hardware delivers excellent performance...
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Percona MySQL Server

10 out of 10
October 23, 2020
Percona Server for MySQL is being used as a primary OLTP database in my current organization. We are using it across the whole …
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What is Percona Server for MySQL?

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully-compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high…

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Product Details

What is Percona Server for MySQL?

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully-compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high-performance hardware delivers excellent performance and reliability

Percona Server for MySQL delivers enterprise-grade features and higher uptime, along with a number of key benefits that improve database performance and efficiency. It provides more time to focus on key priorities, as users need to spend less time on tuning and administering.

Percona Server for MySQL Features

  • Supported: Enterprise ready
  • Supported: SaaS deployable
  • Supported: Vertical scalability
  • Supported: Deep visibility into database performance
  • Supported: ThreadPool
  • Supported: PAM (Plugin Authentication Modules)
  • Supported: Vault keyring plug-in
  • Supported: Audit Plugin
  • Supported: Backup Locks

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Percona Server for MySQL Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB Platform are common alternatives for Percona Server for MySQL.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Percona Server for MySQL are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Percona Server for MySQL is being used by the technology department for storing information regarding our customers, products, and other entities.
  • High availability
  • Great security
  • Enterprise-level features in the fully open-source version
  • Easy to install and use
  • UX can be improved
  • Needs better documentation
  • Pricing can be a bit of an issue
It is well suited for setting up reliable and secure database servers with all the advantages of an RDBMS.
Like every RDBMS, horizontal scaling could be a problem for Percona.
  • We could cut the server cost
  • Improve security
  • More stability
10
2
  • Storing user and product information
Yes
We replaced MariaDB with Percona Server for MySQL.
We could get the features of an enterprise server without spending any money on it.
I probably wouldn't change anything.
One needs to pay for support.
It is easy to install and use. Using it along with Percona Monitoring and Management makes it even easier to use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We migrated to Percona Server for MySQL from another database solution, postgres. I lead a startup team, housed within a larger organization, and presently Percona Server for MySQL is used for our team. We are working on an EdTech product, and Percona Server for MySQL is used to store, analyze, and work with user information. Our aim is fast querying, easy deployment, and good support.
  • Excellent performance
  • Fully free and open source
  • Additional tools also available for easy expansion
  • Better documentation
  • A better UI
A modern day MySQL/RDBMS solution, where scalability is a pain point, logging is critical, performance is a bottleneck, and you're going to mostly work with the cloud. While it's relatively newer as opposed to more traditional offerings, it is catching up fast in features and support
  • Increased efficiency with faster querying
  • Easy scalability
Good community support.
Keeping in mind the easy scalability and deployment, it deserved this rating.
October 23, 2020

Percona MySQL Server

Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Percona Server for MySQL is being used as a primary OLTP database in my current organization. We are using it across the whole organization (across the group of companies). Percona Server for MySQL is solving our problems to store and retrieve data in a high transactional environment.
  • Feature Rich: Percona Server for MySQL always has some additional features on top of MySQL.
  • Performance improvements: Additional performance
  • Integration with Native and Community tooling: It supports all native and community developed tooling for MySQL
  • Regressive performance test: Currently we are relying on MySQL's load testing. Percona should have its load testing result.
Percona Server for MySQL is best suited for any RDBMS workload(OLTP/OLAP). It's a drop-in replacement of MySQL. As of now, it lacks inbuild HA feature.
  • Ease of use
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Community tooling Support
  • Cloud native
Percona Server for MySQL Stacks up against all of these competitors. We choose Percona server for MySQL due to these reasons: open source, community support, scalability, and vendor locking. We were looking for an open-source database that is scalable and supported by the community.


We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
It's a perfect solution for any RDBMS requirement (OLTP/ OLAP). People always have some misconceptions about opensource software. It's performant, scaleable, and reliable.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Percona Server for MySQL is being used across our whole organization. We are running 50+ primary instances in our data center with DR replica's running on compute instances inside GCP in 2 different regions. Percona Server for MySQL solves our need for well-tested and stable MySQL instances with Percona doing additional testing to the upstream releases which gives that added level of stability that we need for the massive volumes of processing as well as the required performance in sharded instances.
  • A distributed database offering to scale writes with native sharding. Currently we make use of sharding managed by the application to scale writes. There is the option to place ProxySQL in front of the shards, but we need a true cloud native distributed option with an easy migration path. I would not say this is negative in terms of Percona Server for MySQL, but if Percona had a distributed database offering at some stage, we would follow Percona.
Percona Server for MySQL covers 100% of our requirements in terms of our OLTP traffic and provides the High Availability levels required through a typical primary and 2 replica's using semi-synchronous replication. We're able to scale our writes using sharding, but a true distributed database would be a great option on top of this. In terms of OLAP traffic, we leverage columns stores available, but Percona Server fairs well.
  • Percona Server for MySQL is open source with no hidden licensing costs which gives us huge savings on the high number of instances that are required on premise and in the cloud.
  • Large community support
  • Percona offers additional open source tools to support Percona Server for MySQL
Performance and stability sets Percona Server for MySQL apart from the rest. Percona embraces the upstream version and contributes towards the upstream version making MySQL stronger on two fronts and thus having a much larger community. Many quality contributions have been made by Percona into the base code.
Percona provides great tools to support Percona Server for MySQL and this makes the monitoring and management easier.
Plenty of help in the community forums and bug tracking, so it is easy to follow the progress of a bug or find solutions to the problem. Percona Server for MySQL releases are frequent and well documented and improves with each release.
Percona Server for MySQL remains fully compatible with the upstream release and therefore there is no vendor lock-in when migrating to Percona Server for MySQL. You are able to replicate into and out of Percona Server for MySQL from the upstream releases. We have many clusters that sometimes requires a different solution and being able to easily integrate with Percona Server for MySQL is key.
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona XtraBackup, Percona Server for MongoDB
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