Choosing Storage Systems for MySQL

Utilizing Hardware
25 April 11:00am - 11:50am @ Ballroom G

In this session you'll learn about the three primary storage technologies commonly used for MySQL: RAID arrays of conventional disks, solid-state (flash) drives, and enterprise SAN/NAS storage. You'll learn the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of each for particular access paths such as random and sequential I/O or writes versus reads, and what types of workloads in MySQL demand high performance for those operations. As a result you'll be able to choose the appropriate type of storage for your server's workload.


Peter Zaitsev
CEO, Percona
Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.