Exploring Amazon EC2 for Scale-out Applications

In 2006 Amazon announced EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) as a limited beta. The concept – Linux Virtual servers, with an API to scale your computing resources within minutes. You pay only for what you need (from 10 cents per instance hour).

Now in 2007, the beta program is open to all, with more instance types available for deployment. Some resources like CPU, memory and instance storage are dedicated to a particular instance, while other resources like the network and the disk subsystem are shared among instances. So how suitable is this for MySQL Scale out?

This talk will include benchmarks on EC2, example topologies, and the war stories and limitations discovered while deploying an application.

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Morgan Tocker


Morgan rejoined the MySQL team at Oracle in 2013 as MySQL Community Manager, having previously worked for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He blogs from tocker.ca, and especially likes the new features in MySQL 5.6 that make operations life easier.

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Carl Mercier


Carl Mercier is a serial technology entrepreneur and developer from Montreal, Canada. He is currently the founder and CEO of Karabunga Inc., the company behind Defensio.com, a new spam filtering web service for social applications. Defensio has attracted significant interest from worldwide blogger and developer communities and has exhibited superior filtering performance. Carl also spearheads Montreal on Rails, a developer community group that brings together local Ruby on Rails enthusiasts for monthly gatherings. Prior to founding Karabunga, Carl started Adonis Technologies, a company that built advanced management software for the tourism & recreation industry. It was acquired in 2006. Carl holds degrees in business management and sound engineering.

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