ZFS on Linux at Salesforce. A real world example of why Pardot, a Salesforce company, trusts and uses ZoL with their production MySQL servers.
We’ve all used or heard about various filesystems like ext3, ext4, or XFS but what about copy-on-write filesystems like btrfs or ZFS. With XFS being the de facto standard to host MySQL on, learn why Pardot chose ZoL (ZFS On Linux) instead to host their highly transactional MySQL database servers in production on. ZoL is a port of OpenZFS to Linux that was released in 2013. However, since then there has been a lot of FUD about its stability, performance, and just general use of it in the enterprise at a large scale. David Peterson will give an overview of ZoL and how it’s played a vital role in their MySQL database infrastructure. This talk will cover: * The pros and cons of ZoL and how it relates to MySQL * How Pardot configures their hardware * ZFS configurations and tuning parameters * MySQL configurations and specific tuning for ZFS * Lessons learned, challenges, and what ways Pardot is overcoming them
Lead Systems Engineer, Salesforce
David joined Salesforce in 2014 and is currently a Lead Systems Engineer based out of Atlanta, GA. Drawing on his 10+ years of experience in the SaaS world, he helps lead the infrastructure design and scaling of Salesforce’s product offering, Pardot Marketing Automation. Prior to Salesforce, he worked at Perfect Sense Digital where he was the Lead Engineer in architecting and implementing HGTV and Travel Channels new website infrastructure in AWS. He also helped design and implement the infrastructure for digital media sites such as Food Network, Univision, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Lionsgate, BET, Snagfilms, National Geographic, and others. Prior to PSD, he worked at ChannelAdvisor, an e-commerce SaaS company, where he helped design and manage the infrastructure responsible for processing over $3 billion in GMV.