Read-Write Splitting: Techniques, Challenges, and Solutions

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
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(4.12, 8 ratings)

Read-write splitting is a great way to scale your workload, but it isn’t as simple as you might think at first. Going from one to many servers adds complexity to your application architecture, infrastructure, and code. You need to be prepared for these changes.

This session will teach you common read-write splitting design patterns, and how to decide which one is best for your application. You’ll learn what changes you need to make in your code. We’ll see how to compute the capacity increase you can expect in your systems as a result. We’ll look at how to handle common problems such as replication delay, unavailability of a slave, and more. And you’ll learn good practices for preventing problems such as accidentally writing to a slave instead of the master (hey, mistakes happen).

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Baron Schwartz

VividCortex

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL 2nd edition, and creator of Maatkit. He blogs at Xaprb. Baron is the Director of Consulting at Percona, a firm that helps customers build high-performance applications with open-source software stacks such as LAMP.

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Gregory Glass
04/14/2010 11:43am PDT

Great speaker. Very easy to understand even for someone with less experience like me. The was easily the best session I’ve been to so far. Very informative, but at the same time not over anyones head.

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