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May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

databases conference sessions

11:00am–12:30pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Colin Charles (Percona)
The MariaDB/MySQL world is full of tradeoffs, and choosing a high availability (HA) solution is no exception. This session aims to look at all the alternatives in an unbiased way. Preference is of course only given to open source solutions.
4:10pm–4:50pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Gavin Towey (Box, Inc)
Box developed two open source tools for MySQL: Anemometer and Raingauge. Anemometer tracks query performance, gathers query execution data from many databases at once, and has a simple API for DevOps integrations. Raingauge captures forensic data from MySQL when unexpected events occur so you can diagnose and fix production problems quickly. Learn how these free tools can help you.
1:30pm–3:00pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Laine Campbell (Fastly)
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Operational visibility is more than simply monitoring and graphing. In this tutorial, we will discuss theory and execution of this key pillar of operational excellence, from business requirements to user story to collection, analysis, storage, and visualization. Additionally, we will be sharing our easily-deployed, open source OpsViz stack, available for AWS CloudFormation, accessible by GitHub.
5:05pm–5:45pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Laine Campbell (Fastly)
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IT is undergoing a revolution, and database administration is no exception. As Ops teams evolve into reliability engineers, developers and traditional systems administrators find themselves diving into the world of the DBA. In this session, we take the model of site reliability engineering and guide you through the components of the craft of DB architecture/operations in that context.
5:05pm–5:45pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Rajiv Kurian (SignalFx)
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At SignalFx, we deal with high-volume, high-resolution data from our users. This requires a high performance ingest pipeline. Over time we’ve found that we needed to adapt architectural principles from specialized fields such as HPC to get beyond performance plateaus encountered with more generic approaches.