Running MySQL in the cloud isn't magic - it can be brilliant, but it can also be a real challenge. We'll learn about some of the big wins that can be had in the cloud (such as elasticity and easy provisioning). But, we'll talk about the dark underbelly as well - and face some of the challenges to run a realistic MySQL installation in the cloud (errrr... performance?).
Jeremy Cole is a pioneer of MySQL scalability having worked for on MySQL for 19 years at MySQL AB, Yahoo!, Proven Scaling (providing advanced MySQL consulting), Twitter, Google, and now working as a Sr. Production Engineering Lead in the Datastores team at Shopify.