Real-world Experiences Managing Large MySQL Fleet

John Smiley (Amazon.com)
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Join us as we share real-world experiences in managing a large MySQL fleet. We will cover a variety of issues related to replication, backups, crash recovery, point-in-time restore, and data corruption. Learn the underlying causes for these issues, how to detect them, and how you can avoid them.

John Smiley

Amazon.com

John Smiley is a Principal Database Engineer at Amazon.com with over 20 years of industry experience.

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Chris Westin
04/22/2011 2:58pm PDT

The title and abstract for this talk sounded really promising. Unfortunately, the presenter repeatedly refused to answer questions about interesting non-obvious things. This is a slight exaggeration, but my general feeling was that it went like this:

Presenter: “Managing thousands of servers is really hard.”

Audience: “Yes, we know, that’s why we came to a talk about managing a large number of servers. How do you do it?”

Presenter: “Well, we have our own internal management system that I can’t talk about.”

Compared to the things that other presenters were willing to talk about at some level of detail, this wasn’t too useful.

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