The New MySQL Replication Features in MySQL 8
The most popular High Availability (HA) techniques deployed are based on making services redundant, in particular by means of replication. This fits quite naturally in the MySQL universe as the MySQL server has provided a mature replication solution for over a decade now. Moreover, the new replication developments and its roadmap show that it is also catering for the requirements posed by popular environments such as the cloud. Recent enhancements make operations easier, further reduce the administrative overhead, provide a much improved user experience, and enable running MySQL smoothly both at scale and/or in very tightly coupled network environments such as in a cluster. Moreover, the latest developments and the enticing roadmap, show that MySQL Replication is addressing requirements in different areas such as operations, flexibility, elasticity, automation and seamless scale-out. In fact, these areas are constantly addressed on every MySQL release, both by improving the existing replication infrastructure or by extending it, where group replication is a clear evidence of such an effort. Seize the opportunity to expand your knowledge on the latest news about MySQL Replication technologies and also its roadmap. At the end of the session, you will have learned how you can leverage them to make the most out of your use case scenario. Join the engineers behind the product and get to know how the next generation of replication features will continue to enable you build rock solid, scalable and resilient database services able to keep up with the most demanding work and fault-loads.
Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Luís Soares is a Principal Software Engineer and the MySQL Replication Team lead at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.