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  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 07:00am Pacific Time
   Colin Charles

Capacity Planning for your Data Stores

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents “Capacity Planning for your Data Stores” on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8).

"In the objective, I described a ticket sales website that does “normal” events like an M2M concert, but occasionally also sells tickets to the Harry Potter theatre show. This is a perfect capacity planning example because you don’t want to be buying servers that aren’t doing anything for much of the time. This is also why the cloud is so popular today. While the focus of this talk is not to help you plan for the application server loads and caches, the data layer is definitely a hard one to tackle.

Selling tickets require you to never sell more tickets than you actually have. You want to load balance your queries. You want to shard your data stores. You may want to split reads and writes. You need to determine where the system bottlenecks, so for that you need a baseline and know what regular traffic patterns are.

Beyond that, we will talk about storage capacity planning for OLTP and data warehousing uses.

The general idea here is that from metrics collection, you will be able to plan your requirements. Couple this with the elastic nature of clouds, and you should never have an “error establishing database connection”.

Tools covered in this talk include but are not limited to: Box Anemometer, innotop, the slow query log, Percona Toolkit (pt-query-digest), vmstat, Facebook’s Prophet, Percona Monitoring & Management (PMM)."

Colin Charles
Chief Evangelist

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