MySQL 5.6 and WebScaleSQL at Facebook

Database Administration
2 April 1:20PM - 2:10PM @ Ballroom E

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Facebook deployed MySQL 5.6 in 2013 on very critical environments, and has continued to add features to work better for us. In this session, the speaker explains 5.6 best practices worked at Facebook, lessons learned, and major feature enhancements such as faster full table scan, efficient semi-synchronous replication, etc. Facebook's recent move to WebScaleSQL, and future plans for that project, will also be overviewed.


Database Engineer, Facebook
Yoshinori is a database engineer at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, Yoshinori was a database and infrastructure architect at DeNA, living in Tokyo. Yoshinori's primary responsibility at DeNA is to make our database infrastructure more reliable, faster and more scalable. Before joining DeNA, Yoshinori worked at MySQL/Sun/Oracle as a lead consultant in APAC for four years. Yoshinori has written eight MySQL related technical books so far and has published technical articles about MySQL, Linux, and Java for a monthly database magazine since 2004.
Software Engineer, Facebook
Steaphan is the tech lead for the MySQL Engineering team at Facebook. A life-long free software advocate and contributor, Steaphan currently spends most of his time making MySQL faster, more reliable, and more efficient for Facebook's highly-available, web-scale deployment. Prior to Facebook, he spent many years as a Lecturer of Computer Science at Binghamton University.