Virtually Available MySQL, or How to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

Replication and High Availability Strategies
2 April 3:50PM - 4:40PM @ Ballroom A

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
MySQL high availability in the cloud is not your father's HA problem. Compute instances come and go like will-o-the-wisps, and Amazon in particular has a proven potential for massive failures that take down entire regions. In this talk we'll walk through the HA challenges of Amazon Web Services and OpenStack, then evaluate the current state of popular MySQL solutions to handle them. Finally we'll discuss an increasingly evident truth of cloud computing: you need to think about HA in a completely different way that affects not just MySQL but the applications that connect to it. This talk will provide examples of corresponding HA strategies that can keep MySQL happy through thick and thin in any cloud environment.


CEO, Continuent
Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.