MySQL HA Using Different Solutions: Pros, Cons, and Real World Experiences

MySQL Cluster and High Availability
Location: Ballroom F Level: Novice
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The talk will be divided into three parts consisting of:

Introduction to Common MySQL HA Solutions available.

  • What do we want to do?
    We want to make sure our database is there – all the time!
  • What can we use to take us there
    Depending on our application, hardware platform, budget and how possible it is to change the application code; we have several options that will apply to the specific solution that we choose. Naming our options: MySQL Cluster, MySQL with Linux HA, and possibly DRBD
  • What’s good and bad with the solutions presented (MySQL Cluster, MySQL w/Linux HA and DRBD)
    Application changes? New application development? Do we need the complicity? Will we benefit from that particular solution? What will that solution give us – pros/cons? Will performance increase with that particular solution? Penalties?
  • What obstacles do we have?
    What obstacles can prevents a HA solution? (software or cost)

What objective did we have at bwin games ab, and how did we solve it

  • Objective
  • Obstacle
  • Proposed solution
  • Implementation
  • Success or not?
  • New solutions and further development


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Robert Krzykawski

Marin Software

I have been working with MySQL since 1998. Both as a developer DBA and operations DBA. Developing web services based on php and mysql back in the days.

Currently working with bwin games AB. A part of bwin group AG. I am the senior DBA and the DBA team coordinator.

I have a passion for system architecture and love to discuss and come up with ideas around systems design.

On my free time snowboarding and paintball is some of things i like to do.

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Anders Karlsson

Recorded Future

Anders Karlsson is a Sales Engineer with MySQL in Scandinavia, based in Sweden, a position he has held for 4 years. Anders specializes in SQL standards, database performance, GIS support and High Availability.
Besides his job as a Sales Engineer, Anders also runs several websites in his spare time, supporting swedish blues and rock bands, keeping track of the Swedish blues scene and documents festivals and gigs in pictures and by sound recordings.

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05/08/2009 6:44pm PDT

It’s is a zipped ppt (PowerPoint)

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Mark J. Levitt
05/08/2009 9:49am PDT

@Aleem it’s a zipped .ppt file. It previously didn’t have a file extension, which may have been causing issues for you. Fixed now.

05/05/2009 1:23pm PDT

what file format is the presentation file? thx.

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