MySQL in the Cloud - Endless Possibilities

Grant McAlister (Amazon.com)
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We will start by discussing some of the capabilities that cloud computing brings to the table including

  • The ability to independently pick your starting CPU, memory and storage capacities.
  • Scale any of those same dimensions on the fly with little or no downtime.
  • Create or delete a database instance in minutes and only pay for what you use.
  • Having reliable incremental backups that don’t rely on tape drives.

We will then describe how to combine these capabilities in exciting new ways including

  • Having your database instance scale up and down on a daily basis with your workload.
  • Enable sharding including horizontal partitioning, resharding and setting up MySQL as a hierarchical storage management system.
  • Revolutionize testing by giving every developer their own test database instance for the price of your old single test database instance or test hundreds of combinations in a single day.

Grant McAlister

Amazon.com

Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service. For the past 10 years Grant has been responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principle Consultant for Oracle Corporation. A 1991 graduate of the University of Alberta, Grant has been working with various database systems for the past 18 years.

  • Oracle
  • Monty Program
  • Calpont
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Joyent
  • Kickfire
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Percona
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Solid Quality Mentors (SolidQ)
  • Intel
  • Pentaho
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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