By Holger Kenn
A few weeks ago, I was looking into running a MySQL Galera Cluster for a customer with a large Linux IAAS deployment on Azure.
Why that? There’s ClearDB, a Microsoft Partner that offers MySQL on Azure as SaaS (Software as a service), so you can go to https://www.cleardb.com/store/azure and pick your size. Or, if you want to run it on your own, you can pick a Ubuntu Linux Gallery image and type “apt-get install mysql-server” and that’s it, right? Well, not so fast…
ClearDB is a great offering for most customers that need a MySQL backend, but in this case, even the largest ClearDB offer was not sufficient.
So the customer followed the second path down, he created an IAAS VM (actually several VMs which each run an independent database server for different purposes) and configured his services to use these …[Read more]