Bart Oles

Bart Oles

Bart Oles

Senior Support Engineer, Severalnines AB


Bartlomiej Oles is a MySQL and Oracle DBA, with over 15 years experience in managing highly available production systems at IBM, Nordea Bank, Acxiom, Lufthansa, and other Fortune 500 companies. In the past five years, his focus has been on building and applying automation tools to manage multi-datacenter database environments.

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Polyglot persistence: utilizing open source databases as a Swiss pocket knife

Over the past few years, VidaXL has become a European market leader in the online retail of slow moving consumer goods. When a company achieved over 50% year over year growth for the past 9 years, there is hardly enough time to overhaul existing systems. This means existing systems will be stretched to the maximum of their capabilities, and often additional performance will be gained by utilizing a large variety of datastores.

Polyglot persistence reigns in rapidly growing environments and the traditional one-size-fits-all strategy of monoglots is over.

VidaXL has a broad landscape of datastores, ranging from traditional SQL data stores, like MySQL or PostgreSQL alongside more recent load balancing technologies such as ProxySQL, to document stores like MongoDB and search engines such as SOLR and Elasticsearch.

Performance Tuning Cheat Sheet for MongoDB

Database performance affects organizational performance, and we tend to look for quick fixes when under stress. But how can we better understand our database workload and factors that may cause harm to it? What are the limitations in MongoDB that could potentially impact cluster performance?

In this talk, we will show you how to identify the factors that limit database performance. We will start with the free MongoDB Cloud monitoring tools. Then we will move on to log files and queries. To be able to achieve optimal use of hardware resources, we will take a look into kernel optimization and other crucial OS settings. Finally, we will look into how to examine performance of MongoDB replication.

Disaster Recovery Planning for MySQL & MariaDB

Organizations need an appropriate disaster recovery plan to mitigate the impact of downtime. But how much should a business invest? Designing a highly available system comes at a cost, and not all businesses and indeed not all applications need five 9's availability.

We will explain fundamental disaster recovery concepts and walk you through the relevant options from the MySQL & MariaDB ecosystem to meet different tiers of disaster recovery requirements, and demonstrate how to automate an appropriate disaster recovery plan.

Advanced MySQL Data at Rest Encryption in Percona Server

The purpose of the talk is to present data-at-rest encryption implementation in Percona Server for MySQL.
Differences between Oracle's MySQL and MariaDB implementation.
- How it is implemented?
- What is encrypted:
- Tablespaces?
- General tablespace?
- Double write buffer/parallel double write buffer?
- Temporary tablespaces? (KEY BLOCKS)
- Binlogs?
- Slow/general/error logs?
- MyISAM? MyRocks? X?
- Performance overhead.
- Backups?
- Transportable tablespaces. Transfer key.
- Plugins
- Keyrings in general
- Key rotation?
- General-Purpose Keyring Key-Management Functions
- Keyring_file
- Is useful? How to make it profitable?
- Keyring Vault
- How does it work?
- How to make a transition from keyring_file

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