Database operations gets interesting when it involves several thousand databases, a high-profile site and you have a small core team of DBAs. Among other things, we will give a high-level overview of Facebook database architecture, Backup (and recovery) strategy and the mysql upgrade process. We will also go over an internally developed distributed handler to run several concurrent jobs locally on remote machines used to handle the daily needs for sharding and de-fragmentation. We will also delve into the challenge of dealing with a constantly updated applications, getting diagnostic information on the fly and the mantra of “automating everything”.
Santosh leads the Database Operations and Storage teams at Facebook. He previously was the Principal DBA at YouTube. Prior to YouTube in his Oracle avatar, He led the Database Architecture and Operations team at PayPal. His goal this year is to beat his 7 year old in Wii Tennis.
Mark is a member of the database operations team at Facebook. In his spare time he enjoys long walks on the beach and waiting in line at the DMV.
Ryan Thiessen has been using MySQL as both a developer and administrator for over a decade, and loves the constant and ever changing challenge of being a DBA inside Facebook’s database ecosystem.
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