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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Databases in the Hosted Cloud

Databases in the Hosted Cloud

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Operations and Management
Data in the Cloud


Today you can use hosted MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server in several "cloud providers" in what is considered using it as a service, a database as a service (DBaaS). You can also use hosted PostgreSQL and MongoDB thru various service providers. Learn the differences, the access methods, and the level of control you have for the various public cloud offerings: - Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL - Google Cloud SQL - Rackspace OpenStack DBaaS (including their HA variant) - Amazon's new offering, Aurora The administration tools and ideologies behind it are completely different, and you are in a "locked-down" environment. Some considerations include: * Different backup strategies * Planning for multiple data centres for availability * Where do you host your application? * How do you get the most performance out of the solution? * What does this all cost? Growth topics include: * How do you move from one DBaaS to another? * How do you move all this from DBaaS to your own hosted platform? Questions like this will be demystified in the talk. This talk will benefit experienced database administrators (DBAs) who now also have to deal with cloud deployments as well as application developers in startups that have to rely on "managed services" without the ability of a DBA.


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Colin Charles

Chief Evangelist, Percona


Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.

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