Bob Burgess

Database Operations Engineer, Shopify

Bob has been squeezing every drop out of MySQL for several years, having previously spent several years roaming in the Garden of Oracle. In late 2007, he found himself suddenly (and without warning) responsible for storing and retrieving all the information amassed at Radian6, the original leading social media monitoring company. Now, as an operations engineer for Shopify, the database challenges are bigger than ever.


Do you need to set up replication for MySQL? Afraid that it'll take hours or it's just not worth the trouble? Got it going but seeing weird errors? This presentation plainly describes MySQL replication in just enough depth then shows you how to get it running. Typical replication failures and fixes are discussed also. Replication can seem complicated if you haven't set it up... [read more]