Cloud Solutions for MySQL
Thinking about moving an application into the cloud, or building a new one in the cloud? Already have a cloud-based application, but you're having MySQL database performance problems? Wondering which cloud hosting platform to use? Curious about how Percona Server, MySQL, or MariaDB performs in the cloud? We can help.
If you are having performance problems with a cloud-based application, Percona MySQL Consulting can help you solve it. Cloud platforms make it difficult to measure precisely what is consuming time and resources, but we have the experience to overcome these stumbling blocks and optimize your application's performance. See this blog post for one example of our expertise.
Percona MySQL Consultants are highly experienced in the popular cloud platforms, especially Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS for MySQL, and Joyent. All of the cloud providers have benchmarks that show they are the best but we are independent and objective and we will tell you the truth about what to expect from the cloud. We'll tell you whether cloud hosting is a good fit for your application. Sometimes it is a perfect match as with highly seasonal applications, for example. We even use cloud computing ourselves for a variety of purposes. We are especially good at making MySQL work well on cloud hosting.
Sometimes cloud hosting is a poor choice, though. In particular, the virtualization that is used in cloud platforms (such as Xen) makes it difficult to perform capacity planning. Network and storage are typically unpredictable and low-performance which is a serious problem for MySQL databases that don't fit into memory. Some systems can be built much more cheaply on dedicated hardware where high-performance storage is much less costly than cloud storage such as Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS.
Cloud computing's popularity right now makes it especially difficult to get truly independent and objective opinions about it. You can rely on us for the straight facts about cloud computing.
If you'd like to read more about our expertise in implementing cloud solutions with MySQL, you might enjoy Yves Trudeau's series of blog posts on high availability in EC2.
Call us today to discuss pricing and services or to schedule a pre-sales call with a technical expert. Discover how we can help you save money, consolidate hardware, and improve your application's performance.