Building a multi-master, multi-region database infrastructure in Amazon EC2


Growth is good, right? Yes, unless you are the one building and managing a database tier to handle all this growth!

Your company may have built a great new app and has launched it in the cloud. And now you are seeing what many wish for: exponential adoption of your app. But is your database tier really up to the job?

  • What happens if your database server fails? Can you fail over to a replica quickly? Do you even have a replica to fail over to?
  • Can you keep your app available even as you upgrade your database schema or add additional or more powerful database servers?
  • Can you easily scale read operations by load balancing them across a set of replicas?
  • Do you have a way to maintain a set of data that is globally accessible, across Amazon EC2 regions in the USA, Europe, APAC, Japan etc., and that allows app users to get to and update their data with minimal latency no matter where they are located?
  • How do you make sure that an update that gets made in a database in Japan gets propagated to databases in Europe, USA, APAC etc. with minimal latency?

This talk will focus on the ways that Tungsten Enterprise can help you to solve these issue by combining local database clusters, for high-availability and scalability, with cross-region, multi-master replication to maintain a globally distributed database.

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Schedule info

Time slot: 
11 April 11:00 - 11:50
Ballroom H

Schedule Info

11 April 11:00 - 11:50 @
Ballroom H


Edward Archibald's picture
CTO, Continuent

Edward Archibald, CTO, brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, Edward was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including Replication Server and Open Server, as well as fault-tolerant features for Sybase SQL Server.

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