Google Cloud SQL - MySQL in the Cloud. Saving your data from disaster, saving you from bad coffee.

Trends in Architecture and Design
4 December 14:10 - 15:00 @ Orchard 2

Google Cloud SQL is a MySQL database that lives in Google's cloud. It has all the capabilities and functionality of MySQL, with a few additional features and a few unsupported features. You'll learn how to expand your MySQL expertise to cover Google Cloud SQL, and use new features and design patterns to your advantage.

We'll cover:

- A diverse range of automatically managed replication options (and we mean "automatically managed"!)
- The configuration options and settings that Google Cloud SQL manages for you, so you can stop worrying!
- Which MySQL database storage options are available - both traditional and Google-specific - and when to use them.
- How to deal with global scalability issues by instantly scaling to additional MySQL instances, for only a few cents (or pence) per month.
- Design and operational considerations for performance differences when working with Google Cloud SQL.
- How Google Cloud SQL will free you from on-call pages at 2am, and save you from the perils of bad coffee!


Grant Allen
Technology Program Manager, Database Architect, Google
Speaker Biography: 
Grant has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, product manager, and DBA, specialising in global-scale systems design, development and performance. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, on topics such as database technologies like Oracle and MySQL, data mining, content management, disruptive innovation, cloud platforms, and Android mobile development. Grant works for Google, and in his spare time authors books such as Oracle SQL Recipes, and Beginning Android 4.