Oct 04, 2017
  Percona Technical Webinar
   Colin Charles

Databases in the Hosted Cloud

Today you can use hosted MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server for MySQL/PostgreSQL in several "cloud providers" as a database as a service (DBaaS). Learn the differences, the access methods and the level of control you have for the various public cloud offerings:
- Amazon RDS including Aurora
- Google Cloud SQL
- Rackspace OpenStack DBaaS
- Oracle Cloud's MySQL Service

The administration tools and ideologies behind each are completely different, and you are in a "locked-down" environment. Some considerations include:
- Different backup strategies
- Planning for multiple data centres for availability
- Where do you host your application?
- How do you get the most performance out of the solution?
- What does this all cost?
- Monitoring

Growth topics include:
- How do you move from one DBaaS to another?
- How do you move from a DBaaS to your own hosted platform?



About the Author

Colin Charles

Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences. Experienced technologist, well known in the open source world for work that spans nearly two decades within the community. Pays attention to emerging technologies from an integration standpoint. Prolific speaker at many industry-wide conferences delivering talks and tutorials with ease. Interests: application development, systems administration, database development, migration, Web-based technologies. Considered expert in Linux and Mac OS X usage/administration/roll-out’s. Specialties: MariaDB, MySQL, Linux, Open Source, Community, speaking & writing to technical audiences as well as business stakeholders.