Large Deployment Best Practices

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By looking at how small deployments are managed, we can learn a lot, which we then can scale up and apply to larger installations.

How do you handle hundreds or thousands of database servers efficiently every day with a small DBA team? In this session we will cover best practices for large deployments, such as centralized management, standardization, running scripts or queries on all hosts, deploying crontabs and maybe most importantly, how to manage maintenance of all servers in a seamless manner.

In this talk, you will get a clear overview of the best practices of managing a large scale deployment, including tools, technologies, mindset and hints in order to make your workday more efficient and rewarding.

Nicklas Westerlund

Electronic Arts

Nick started out as a DBA in Norway, after which he quickly moved into venture capital as a Sr. DBA responsible for helping the ventures with their database planning and operations. Then he started with remote DBA / consulting, during which time he also was a technical editor of the MySQL Administrator’s Bible and an active blogger in the MySQL Ecosystem. Currently working on large deployments on the largest website in Spain.

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