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Why You Should Embrace Database Virtualization
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This article addresses the benefits provided from database virtualization. Before we proceed however, it is important to explain that database virtualization does NOT mean simply running a DBMS inside a virtual machine.

Database Virtualization, More Than Running a DBMS in a Virtual MachineWhile running a DBMS in a VM can provide advantages (and disadvantages) it is NOT database virtualization. Typical databases fuse together the data (or I/O) with the processing (CPU utilization) to operate as a single unit. Simply running that single unit in a VM does not provide the benefits detailed below. That is not database virtualization that is merely server virtualization.
An Example of the Database Virtualization ProblemSay you have a database handling banking and I have $10MM in the bank (I wish). Now let’s assume that the bank is busy, so it


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Thoughts on Xeround and Free!
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Everybody loves free. It is the best marketing term one could use. Once you say “FREE” the people come running. Free makes you very popular. Whether you are a politician offering something for free, or a company providing free stuff, you gain instant popularity.

Xeround is shutting down their MySQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) because their free


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Percona Live Sessions: "Managing MySQL with Chef" and "RedDwarf"
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I'm looking forward to presenting, along with Peter Boros, Jim Cooley and Vipul Sabhaya, at the Percona Live Conference the week of April 22nd where I will be giving two talks about the management of MySQL using Chef (http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2013/sessions/managing-mysql-chef 24 April 4:30pm - 5:20pm @ Ballroom A) and Red Dwarf, the Openstack project that HPCS is using for DBaaS (http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2013/sessions/reddwarf-database-service-openstack-project 25 April 11:00am - 11:50am @ Ballroom C).

I wanted to do a Chef talk, despite my on-again, off-again love/hate relationship with Chef (AKA learning process) because for the past year or so, I

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