Galera Cluster - Best Practices

Replication and High Availability Strategies
4 December 14:10 - 15:00 @ Cromwell Suite

Galera is fundamentally new replication technology opening revolutionary possibilities for building application high availability stacks. This presentation will show how Galera can be used in various HA use cases, like synchronous master-slave or multi-master replication. And laying out deployment alternatives from running cluster in high speed LAN networks using UDP multicast, replicating over WAN network or in cloud environment.

The focus is to give best practice recommendations for planning the cluster topology, migrating the application to use Galera Cluster, and advices for managing the Galera Cluster with tasks like:

  • joining/provisioning new nodes
  • how to take backups
  • managing product upgrades
  • online schema upgrades
  • consistency checking
  • monitoring / cluster event alerts
  • load balancing alternatives

Galera is open source project and an overview of the project state and feature set in the latest 3.0 release will be given as well.


Seppo Jaakola
CEO, Codership
Speaker Biography: 
Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.