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  Wednesday, March 26, 2014    Peter Zaitsev

Hear Matt Aslett, Research Director of Data Management and Analytics from 451 Research, and Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona,  discuss MySQL® high availability clustering. MySQL clusters for high availability are a tried and tested approach to improve database scalability and resiliency. However, the benefits of clustering databases have to be balanced against the challenges. The discussion will focus on seven clustering approaches you should understand before deciding on the best clustering technology for your organization.

Matt will present an overview of the trends driving adoption of clustering technology. He will also discuss the key technologies and criteria that developers and administrators need to consider when thinking about clustering, in order to improve their likelihood of success.

Peter will then present a technical comparison of the various clustering technology approaches and how they meet the criteria described by Matt. Approaches Peter will cover technologies based on:

  • MySQL replication
  • Storage level replication and shared storage, such as DRBD and SAN
  • MySQL Cluster by Oracle®
  • Galera, such as Percona XtraDB Cluster
  • External replication, such as Continuent Tungsten
  • Proxy, such as Parelastic
  • MySQL-compatible standalone implementations, such as Clustrix and MemSQL

At the end of this webinar, you will know what to consider when implementing a MySQL clustering solution for your business and how the various approaches to clustering might fit your unique needs.

About the Author

Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 140 professionals in 30 plus countries, Peter’s venture now serves over 3000 customers – including the “who’s who” of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Database Performance Blog. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of’s most popular downloads. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.