October 22, 2014

Election night

Today was epoch day in American history. Maybe even most important day this year, but it’s not what I’d like to write about here. What does it mean for US citizens and all other people around the world? We know, but what does it mean for us – IT professionals and/or internet portals serving news for end users?

Increased number of requests to webservers, high network utilization, and huge number of queries against your databases (while on duty last night, I saw customer servers handling 10 times larger traffic than usual)..

How to deal with it? How to prepare for such events?

In the moments like that, the most important thing is to assure the continuity and high efficiency.  How to accomplish it?

The best way is through preparation for the planned event.  From past experience, we know that during the ongoing event, it is often impossible to deal with the effects of the traffic intensity. You need to deal with it in advance.

Considering the above, and reaching out to our client’s expectations, we offer the wide array of services enabling them to face the challenge:

  • Consultant Time Hire for MySQL“- to keep an eye on your system during whole period of event and to perform fast and proffesional reaction in case of any problems.
About Piotr Biel

Piotr is a former Percona employee. He helped build two of Polandâ™s largest internet portals, serving billions of pageviews a month. In addition to MySQL, Piotr has extensive knowledge of other technologies such as IBM AIX, Solaris, enterprise-level networking, advanced virtualization techniques, and Oracle, including RAC clusters.

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