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Database Month! Continuent CTO Edward Archibald MySQL High Availability Realized

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MySQL High Availability Realized

A Database Month event:

High availability is about more than making sure that apps can get to your data even if there is a failure. For example:

How about when you are upgrading your database schema? What if you need to add memory to a database server or reconfigure/restart MySQL? If your apps want to read data from a MySQL slave, how can you be sure they are not reading stale data without re-coding your apps? What if your main data center takes a hit? And what if you want better MySQL stability, performance, and simplified administration, but you cannot or do not want to re-write your apps or convert your current data to run with a proprietary MySQL re-write or a promised new version of MySQL? During this talk, Edward will go through a detailed case study to show you how you can start with the MySQL version/build (MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, Percona, etc.), along with the data and apps that you already have, and iteratively build up a highly-available, scalable, multi-site database infrastructure where you can perform complex data management tasks with single commands.

You will see live demos of the following:

Transition from MySQL 'native' replication to a Tungsten Enterprise cluster with zero app downtime Reading consistent data from slaves without app changes (SmartScale) Schema upgrade on the master database server with no app downtime (switch operation) Automated fail over when a MySQL database server crashes Recovery of a failed master to a fully operational slave with a single command Switch of database operations to a remote site with no app down time (Geo-clustering, cross-site 'switch' operation) Edward Archibald, CTO of Continuent (, the leading provider of data replication and database clustering solutions for open source DBMS. He brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, Edward was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including Replication Server and Open Server, as well as fault-tolerant features for Sybase SQL Server.

Event video will be broadcast live over the GoChat VideoChat (! on

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Seeking data replication and clustering for business-critical open source databases? Check out Continuent Tungsten ( for a zero-downtime solution.

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Power-Networking at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm
NYC Seminar & Conference Center
71 West 23rd St. (corner of 6th Ave.), Suite 515/Lower Level · New York, NY
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