Solutions for High Availability and Disaster Recovery with MySQL

Detlef Ulherr (Sun Microsystems GmbH)
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Do you need high availability? If you are not certain, consider the following question: How much downtime can your business survive? If the answer is, “not too much,” or the cost of unplanned downtime is high, you should think about high availability for your application stack. If your application is really mission critical, you should consider disaster recovery as well. Gartner says that 50 percent of all companies who were affected by an incident like 9/11 were out of business within a year, if they were not prepared for such a disaster.

If unplanned downtime would mean loosing a lot of money for you, think about solutions providing high availability or even business continuity. Preparing against unplanned downtime will then give you the opportunity to reduce the planned downtime as well.

In this session we will explain how Open High Availability Cluster fits into the high availability landscape for MySQL. You will hear about the various high availability approaches and learn how MySQL and Open HA Cluster can be combined to achieve high availability and business continuity.

*You will get a guideline on when to use MySQL cluster and when to take a different approach.

*You will see how you can combine MySQL replication and Open HA Cluster.

*You will hear how Open HA Cluster and MySQL Cluster will be integrated in the future.

*You will learn how Open HA Cluster Geographic Edition helps you to achieve business continuity.

*You will see a live demo of Open HA Cluster Geographic edition.

Detlef Ulherr

Sun Microsystems GmbH

My current job is a developer at Sun Microsystems. I am working on Open HA Cluster agents.

Before I joined Sun, I was working as a developer and system/database administrator for about 19 years.

At Sun I was working first as a consultant for high availability and performance tuning. During this time one of my duties was to create and enhance field created Sun Cluster agents, and deliver these agents to Sun Cluster engineering. I joined Sun Cluster engineering on behalf of this duty. Currently one of my responsibilities is the Open HA Cluster integration for MySQL.

I am married and the father of two teenage daughters.

My main hobby is cycling and traveling by bicycle.

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