Database storage costs (Flash, SAS drives, etc) are still not cheap, so fighting against rapidly growing database size is important. Reducing datasize can be done from both application standpoint and database internal standpoint. Typical examples for application tuning are such as archiving, deleting, aggregating records. Examples for database internal tuning are such as using InnoDB... [read more]
Database Engineer, Facebook
Minimizing downtime is apparently important. Longer downtime will hurt revenues and bland images. Automation is certainly effective to minimize downtime and reduce operational costs, but without certain cares it easily causes much more serious problem such as split brains.
MySQL has come a long way in the past few years. But technology alone isn't sufficient. This required a good product (MySQL), good people and good process. We will explain how MySQL has remained relevant for Facebook. Bring your questions too as Facebook's MySQL performance team will be on hand to answer questions.
This will start of with a short presentation at the start and then a Q... [read more]
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