MySQL Patterns in Amazon - Make the Cloud Work For You

Trends in Architecture and Design
22 April 9:30am - 12:30pm @ Ballroom B

For the next three hours, Palomino is going to talk about our successes and failures across a number of different AWS hosted environments. We're going to show you how to build your MySQL environment in the cloud -- how to maintain it -- how to grow it -- and how to deal with failure. Some of the specific topics we'll cover are:

1. How to choose RDS or EC2?
2. Balancing performance and availability against resources and cost.
3. Implementation choices: instance sizing, ephemeral SSDs, EBS, provisioned IOPs.
4. Leveraging regions and availability zones for business continuity and disaster recovery.
5. Provisioning and configuration management, security, monitoring, alerting, trending.
6. Backing up EBS and ephemeral storage (snapshots, xtrabackup, S3)
7. Managing DDL and rolling migrations.
8. Common failure modes - AZ failures, EBS corruption, EBS performance inconsistencies and more.
9. Cost structures, estimating and tracking cost.
10. Managing and mitigating cost with various instance and storage options.


Jay Edwards
CTO, Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB)
Jay was the first dedicated DBA at Twitter. He later served as the lead database engineer at Obama for America during the 2012 election. Currently, he's the CTO for Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB), a boutique database consulting firm.
Ben Black
DBA, Tango
For the past 15 years, Ben has been a DBA, developer, and Sys Admin working on high volume production systems at Garmin, PalominoDB, and Tango.