RDS for MYSQL, Tips, Patterns and Common Pitfalls

Cloud and Virtualization
3 April 3:30PM - 4:20PM @ Ballroom C

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Amazon's RDS is a useful tool for numerous use-cases. It offers ease of management, the chance to avoid "rolling your own" MySQL infrastructure and already built-in HA. For seasoned DBAs, there are numerous ways in which one might expect these systems to behave and yet, do not. As with any system, one must know the details in order to successfully leverage its value. In this session, we will explain the offering, its patterns and anti-patterns, and its gotchas and idiosyncrasies. Everything will come with war stories from direct experience with some of the higher-profile RDS installations in Amazon. * Overview of Amazon's RDS Service Offering * Patterns and Anti-Patterns for using AWS * Deep dive into features and constraints. * A day in the life of an RDS DBA - What can bite you. * Failure scenarios and war stories * Q&A


Co-Founder, CEO, SolaceClub
Laine Campbell has been working in production database infrastructures since 1999. She has led global teams of DBAs supporting infrastructures for some of the most active and well known e-commerce, online media and gaming companies in the last 17 years. She is one of two authors currently writing O'Reilly's new Database Reliability Engineering book. Certified in ITIL, with a strong operations background, she believes in the importance of solid operations processes and a committed relationship with business and engineering teams in order to succeed. Laine started Palomino in 2007 and spent 7 years focused on building a professional, proactive and passionate team of DBAs and Engineers for Palomino's clientele. In January of 2014, she formed Blackbird.io, a collaboration of DevOps and DBA services. With rapid growth and a huge opportunity ahead, Blackbird.io was acquired by the Pythian family. Laine is currently exploring business ideas and writing in Las Vegas.