Choosing Storage Systems for MySQL

Utilizing Hardware
25 April 11:00am - 11:50am @ Ballroom G

In this session you'll learn about the three primary storage technologies commonly used for MySQL: RAID arrays of conventional disks, solid-state (flash) drives, and enterprise SAN/NAS storage. You'll learn the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of each for particular access paths such as random and sequential I/O or writes versus reads, and what types of workloads in MySQL demand high performance for those operations. As a result you'll be able to choose the appropriate type of storage for your server's workload.


Peter Zaitsev
CEO, Percona
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.