Reddwarf: Database as a Service Openstack project
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.