Cloud computing has become an ubiquitous and sometimes amorphous term that has been used to describe all manner of configurations from a simple virtual system to a truly dynamically scaling group of systems. No matter how they are constructed, most cloud computing environments share a common goal – resources on demand.
In this session, we explore the basics of cloud computing from the perspective of a database administrator. We will examine how to use MySQL in a cloud environment. We will focus on several scenarios where you can employ MySQL technologies such as replication for scale out and load balancing.
We will also examine a few of the more popular cloud computing service providers as well as open source tools you can download and use to build your own cloud computing environments.
During the presentation we will examine using MySQL in a cloud environment including the following.
Dr. Charles A. Bell conducts research in emerging technologies and agile development techniques. He works for Sun Microsystems as a senior software engineer on the backup and replication team. He is currently one of the principle developers of the backup system. His contributions to the backup system include the new logging mechanism, the default drivers, and numerous minor enhancements. Working exclusively on the Windows platform, he is also the resident Windows expert for the team.
Mats Kindahl is senior software engineer in the MySQL replication team. He is the main architect and implementor of MySQL’s row-based replication, but has also developed the unit testing framework used by MySQL.
In the time before starting at MySQL, he has worked with research in formal methods, automated program analysis, distributed systems, and as implementor of C/C++ compilers.
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