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How to improve MySQL 5.7 Performance

How to improve MySQL 5.7 Performance

We upgraded to MySQL 5.7 and have had numerous problems with performance. We upgraded because we needed the new support for fractional timestamps but we've since learnt that this functionality has been ported back to MySQL v5.6.35.  So in some situations the best way...

Who commits to five nines 99.999% availability?

Who commits to five nines 99.999% availability?

Can anyone point me to a cloud hosting provider who will really commit to 99.999% availability? From what I've seen some offer this but only back it up with meaningless compensation if they fail such as refunding a months hosting fees which for any business which...