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  Friday, February 15, 2013    Justin Swanhart

The MySQL ecosystem contains many projects and MySQL database engines. Shard-Query (a free open source project) can be used together with these different engines to build fault tolerant distributed database systems.

This presentation will describe why distributed databases are needed in today's compute environment and will describe the means to build three different types of distributed data stores for different purposes:

Row store – Percona XtraDB Cluster
Column store – Infobright Community Edition
Document store – Percona XtraDB Cluster and Flexviews


About the Author

Justin Swanhart

Justin is a Principal Support Engineer on the support team. In the past, he was a trainer at Percona and a consultant. Justin also created and maintains Shard-Query, a middleware tool for sharding and parallel query execution and Flexviews, a tool for materialized views for MySQL. Prior to working at Percona Justin consulted for Proven Scaling, was a backend engineer at Yahoo! and a database administrator at Smule and Gazillion games.