MySQL HA reloaded - old tricks and cool new tools to guarantee high availability

#SFMySQL Meetup
#SFMySQL Meetup
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Do you think that High Availability is all about MySQL Replication? Have you tried to alter your tables to NDB to drink at the holy grail of the shared nothing architectures? High Availability is #1 request for MySQL Servers, even more popular than scalability and performance. In this presentation we will talk about old and new tools to provide HA, automatic failover and disaster recovery for MySQL - there is a solution for every need.

Ivan Zoratti Bio:
With 25 years of experience in computer science and IT, Ivan Zoratti started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines, RSX and VMS Macro programming. Entrepreneur since 1988, he set up and managed IT companies in Europe. He has been an independent journalist and author of technical books for 15 years. Ivan has worked on Data Warehouse and BI projects since the early 90s, with DEC RDB, Informix, Oracle, SQLServer and later MySQL. In 1997, he joined MicroStrategy as Director of Professional Services and Advanced Solutions in Europe, where he has been directly involved in the architecture and development of some of the largest DW on the planet. Ivan joined MySQL in 2005 and led the European Pre-Sales team for the Software Infrastructure Group at Sun Microsystems. At SkySQL, Ivan is responsible for the Field Services team.

6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food provided by Percona
7:00 - 7:15 -- Intro/announcements
7:15 - 8:00(ish) -- Main presentation
8:00 - 9:00 -- Main presentation
Q&A 9:00 - 10:00 -- General discussion/Q&A/networking/etc.
10:00ish -- post-event socializing... aka beers someplace nearby

Percona ( is the oldest and largest independent MySQL support and consulting company, with a global 24×7 staff of over 40 people serving more than 1000 customers ( in 50+ countries since 2006. Our clients achieve breakthrough results with MySQL: cost savings, faster time to market, higher system uptime, and long-term scalability. With Percona, you can execute with confidence and clarity. Anyone can claim expertise, but we show our abilities by creating open-source ( software for MySQL users, writing industry-leading books (, and publishing original research on the widely read MySQL Performance Blog ( We also organize the Percona Live ( series of conferences to share what we know.

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Continuent ( offers industry-leading replication and clustering solutions for MySQL. Continuent's expert consulting helps users quickly solve difficult problems in replication and data management. Continuent's Tungsten software ( enables 24x7 data availability and increased database performance for data-driven applications while retaining the cost advantages of open source software.