Mar 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for a presentation by Laine Campbell (CEO of PalominoDB) on "RDS Pitfalls. Ways it's going to screw you. (And not in the nice way)" Agenda: 6:30pm Meet and Greet 7:00pm Main Presentation 8:00pm Q&A
Amazon's RDS is a useful tool for numerous use-cases. It offers ease of management, the chance to avoid "rolling your own" MySQL infrastructure and already built-in HA. For seasoned DBAs, there are numerous ways in which one might expect these systems to behave and yet, do not. As with any system, one must know the details in order to successfully leverage it's value. In this session, we will explain the offering, it's patterns and anti-patterns, and it's gotchas and idiosyncrasies. Everything will come with war stories from direct experience with some of the higher-profile RDS installations in Amazon.
* Overview of Amazon's RDS Service Offering
* Patterns and Anti-Patterns for using AWS
* Deep dive into features and constraints.
* A day in the life of an RDS DBA - What can bite you.
* Failure scenarios and war stories
Laine is the owner and CEO of PalominoDB database consulting. She has been an Oracle, MySQL and Cassandra DBA, Architect and Designer for 13 years with such companies as Travelocity, Zappos, Chegg, LiveJournal, Echosign and Obama for America. Her passions include operational excellence, open-source technology and it's implications for global improvement, access to technology for underserved populations and diversity in the technical workplace