Percona Server Review

I've found that the replication and High Availability features are the most valuable. It doesn't reclaim disk space when rows are deleted.


Valuable Features

In my use of Percona Server, I've found that the replication and High Availability features are the most valuable.

Room for Improvement

It doesn't reclaim disk space when rows are deleted. There have been requests for this feature for some time now. The developers say that it's very difficult to do, which I understand, but it's been several years.

Use of Solution

I've used it for six years.

Deployment Issues

I've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

I've had no issues with stability.

Scalability Issues

I've had no issues with scalability.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Because it's open source and free, there's no customer service.

Technical Support:

Because it's open source and free, there's no technical support.

Previous Solutions

This is the only version I've used, which is basically MySQL.

Initial Setup

The setup was very straightforward as the documentation and community were very good with guidance.

Implementation Team

I implemented and deployed it by myself.

ROI

The product is free, so the ROI is high.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It's free.

Other Advice

My general advice, which is for any database really, is to plan ahead and design the database accordingly and, over a period of time, tweak the configurations in the my.cnf file.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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