MySQL at 10,000 feet: monitoring for broad trends, issues and SLA

Best Practices for Businesses
2 April 3:50PM - 4:40PM @ Ballroom F

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
So you've got MySQL running in your business. You've gotten a handle on replication, performance and backing up your database. You're an experienced MySQL DBA and can troubleshoot, repair and design schemas. What's next? How do you take the next step and turn your database into a polished, professional service? This talk with follow the journey made by the DBA team at Box into this realm. We will walk through the decisions we made and how we monitor our databases at a high level -- which metrics we track to find the long-term trends and how we track outages and issues. We will explain the tools we developed to integrate with JIRA and report our database availability and other metrics in a way that anyone can understand.


DBA, Box
Gavin Towey is a senior Database Administrator at Box working on database operations, performance, and writing tools to make managing databases easier. He has worked with MySQL since 3.23 as a developer and has been a dedicated DBA for the past 7 years. He has managed large mysql installations with hundreds of instances, many terabytes of data, and billions of queries per day.