Benchmarking Databases for Scale

Trends in Architecture and Design
3 April 11:10AM - 12:00PM @ Ballroom C

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50 minutes conference
How do you ensure your database will scale as traffic increases? More importantly, how will you ensure your application will scale as traffic increases? What does "scale" even mean in today’s world? Why is testing important? Let’s discuss what factors you need to take into account when you talk scale and try to "future-proof" your application. We will discuss the tools you can use and how to interpret the data. We will also discuss best practices for benchmarking and tuning.


Consultant, Percona
Peter joined the European consulting team in May 2012. Before joining Percona, among many other things, he worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. Peter's first and foremost professional interest is performance tuning. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary with his wife and son.
Principal Consultant, Percona
Kenny is currently a Consultant at Percona. Bitten somewhere in the late 90s by the open-source bug, most of his spare time was spent working with Linux & OpenBSD servers. Eventually, after school ended, Kenny turned into a linux system administrator and performed that role at various companies. Before joining Percona, he worked at a large social networking company in Europe as DBA & Puppeteer.