Planning to offer MySQL, but hoping to offer high availability or horizontal scaling capacity? Galera seems like the perfect fit! And it can be, so long as you and your developers are aware of several important hazards. Galera's documentation hints at these, but understanding the implications of their warnings can be tricky. This presentation will take you through the street signs you may encounter on the road to Galera, and how to interpret them quickly. This guide will help you choose the best path for you and your users.
The open source Platform as a Service project, Cloud Foundry, gives developers self-service access to relational databases. The open source project, cf-mysql, allows CF Operators reliable, automated access to slices of a MySQL Galera cluster. Over the years, we've experienced many different deployments under many different conditions. We'll share what we've learned, what worked, and what we'd do differently based on our use cases.
Marco Nicosia is a Principal Product Manager for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal Software. He has been leading the build out of the MySQL products within Pivotal Cloud Foundry and been working with large-scale deployments since the 90s, starting at Inktomi, a Web search engine. He was an early technical leader in the PaaS industry while at Engine Yard, serving clients such as Groupon, New Relic and Bleacher Report. Marco has worked on large sites including Walmart.com, Yahoo! Search and BeatsByDre.com. Additionally, he was an early member of the Hadoop team at Yahoo!. Marco holds a degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley.ed