Harnessing the Power of Master/Slave Clusters to Operate Data-Driven Businesses on MySQL

4 November 2:10pm - 3:00pm @ Cromwell 3 & 4

50 minutes conference
Users seeking high availability, disaster recovery and zero downtime maintenance operation for business-critical MySQL applications face confusing choices. Is multi-master or master/slave clustering better? What about synchronous versus asynchronous replication? Using a plain vanilla, stock MySQL or a modified version of it? Which of these choices are right for data-driven businesses that depend on fast, reliable data access? This no-BS talk cuts through the FUD to explore the real trade-offs between the different clustering and replication methods, then show you how Continuent Tungsten asynchronous master/slave clusters support these important capabilities for business-critical applications: - High application write rates - Mixed workloads consisting of large and small transactions - Data across multiple geographically distributed locations - Failures and more importantly recovery from them - Zero downtime maintenance and software upgrades - Use of off-the-shelf MySQL/MariaDB to avoid application changes and allow clusters to improve as MySQL itself does. We will illustrate key points with demonstrations and case studies from deployed systems. Join us for an educational session on the cutting edge of MySQL data management!


Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
Robert Hodges is the former CEO of Continuent, which was acquired by VMWare in late 2014. He works on cloud data management services for VMware’s cloud offering, vCloud Air. Robert has over three decades in the field of databases and has worked with technologies ranging from pre-relational systems to Hadoop and NoSQL. He has a wide range of technical interests and is currently focused on DBMS operation in hybrid clouds.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Modernizing Medicine
In my current position as Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Modernizing Medicine, I am responsible for the overall availability and performance of our flagship product EMA. Duties include architecture in the cloud, scaling for rapid growth, data protection and security, as well as general linux and MySQL database administration. In a previous role I was responsible for overall hardware and software architecture for a start-up, which rapidly grew into a $750 million+ public company. I love Linux, MySQL, and open source.