Setting up database resources on the cloud is something that lends itself well to being automated. One such solution to this automation is Chef. Chef is an open-source systems integration framework and is used for automating system deployment on the cloud. Learning chef is important to knowing how to take advantage of it's power, and is something especially important for DBAs to become... [read more]
This talk is an introduction to load balancing between MySQL servers. The talk shows techniques which can be used in general, however we will focus on practical examples using HaProxy. The talk will cover the following topics.
- Load balancing a set of servers which are using master-slave replication.
- Load balancing in MySQL Cluster (ndbcluster).
- Load balancing in Percona... [read more]
This talk is looking to fill some of the gap between the ability of reading explain output and the ability to optimize really large queries (imagine a 7 table join). I would like to discuss practical techniques through real-world practical examples, displaying common flaws, encountered throughout my work as a consultant. The talk will cover, but will not be limited to:
- How do you... [read more]
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