Database replication is one of the technologies that put MySQL on the map and is the basis for clusters containing hundreds or even thousands of servers. Over the last two years there has been an enormous amount of work to develop next generation replication systems that allow users to solve problems like high availability and scaling far more effectively than before.
Robert Hodges and Jay Pipes are the driving forces behind replication on the Drizzle and Tungsten projects. In this talk we will first remind you why database replication is such a big deal and then dive in for a look at the state of the art in the MySQL Community. We discuss the most important new replication technologies in the MySQL community, compare their capabilities, and suggest how you can use them most effectively in applications. We will cover Drizzle, Tungsten, Galera, MariaDB, and of course MySQL, which is where it all started.
As a special bonus we will conclude with the weirdest things we have ever heard of people doing with replication. Don’t miss it for anything!
Robert Hodges is CTO of Continent, Inc., a leading provider of clustering solutions for open source databases. He has over 25 years of experience in database and application development. Robert has worked on cutting edge software for DBMS vendors, including reliable messaging, development tools, and object-relational databases. He has also built and operated enterprise web applications that support thousands of users.
Jay is a Drizzle code monkey.
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