Reddwarf: Database as a Service Openstack project

Cloud and Virtualization
25 April 11:00am - 11:50am @ Ballroom C

HP, Rackspace and several other companies are developing cloud products such as Database as a Service using Openstack technology. OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. Reddwarf is an Openstack project that allows an organization to have their own DBaaS setup.

Databases as a service is a scalable relational database service that allows users to have commoditized, easy to use database resources without the overhead of having to administer actual systems. It also allows users to be able to elastically provision or relinquish database resources depending on demand. Not only that, many features that require administration and setup by administrators such as backups and replication, are often built in to the product and made available through simple to use UIs and APIs.

Reddwarf makes it possible for your organization to have such a service. It also provides an interesting example of how such a system works and how one would commoditize MySQL.

This talk will explain what Reddwarf is, show its inner workings and functionality, and give an example of how users would use it.


Patrick Galbraith
Senior Systems Engineer, Hewlett Packard
Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HP in the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: “Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” (Wiley) “Expert PHP and MySQL” (Wiley) In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL as well as tinkering with various other OpenSource and OpenStack projects. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth and son Kiran, daughter Sara, lots of trees and rocks, as well as his Kubota tractor.
Vipul Sabhaya
Lead Software Developer, HP
Vipul Sabhaya works in the HP Cloud Platform Services team out of Seattle, and leads the Messaging as a Service product based on Openstack Cue. Prior to starting the Cue project, Vipul was heavily involved in Trove and responsible for shipping it to production on HP Cloud. Vipul is excited about building awesome community-based Platform as a Service software on top of Openstack. Before joining HP Cloud, Vipul worked on architecture and development of Cloud-based B2B Integration Platform at Hubspan. Vipul graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Jim Cooley
Director of Engineering, HP
Jim is the Director of Engineering for the the HP Cloud Services' managed database service based on Reddwarf and Openstack. Prior to joining HP, Jim was Sr Engineering Manager with Amazon Web Services for Elastic Block Storage and the Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of the wireless startup Zumobi. He is a long time proponent of open/shared software development. Prior to that, Jim spent over 11 years in a variety of senior technical roles at Microsoft, Aldus, and the Walt Disney Internet Group working with a broad array of products and technologies.
Michael Basnight
Sr. Software Developer, Rackspace
Michael is a Sr. Software Developer and OpenStack Reddwarf Community Development Lead at Rackspace focused on ensuring that Reddwarf is a world class database service for OpenStack. Michael is a proven software professional having successfully led the development and deployment of Reddwarf on the Rackspace Cloud. Michael started his career literally building the cloud before the cloud was "hip", contributing to Mosso's Cloud Sites, a combination of clustering, load-balancing, virtualization, database, and scaling solutions for the web. When not hacking on OpenStack, Michael enjoys his free time in Berkeley, California, lounging about with his wife and newborn son.