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AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Aurora, Amazon’s MySQL Compatible Database

AWS CloudFormation now supports Amazon Aurora!

Announcement: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/ann.jspa?annID=3286

Documentation:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/aws-resource-rds-dbcluster.html

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. https://aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora/

AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and …

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Why You Should Embrace Database Virtualization

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 bursts that database across 3 VM nodes in typical cloud-style.  Now …

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Why You Should Embrace Database Virtualization

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 Machine While 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 Problem Say 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 bursts that database across 3 VM nodes in typical cloud-style.  Now …

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SkySQL Raises Additional 2.5 Million Dollars From California Technology Ventures

Yesterday, it was announced that SkySQL has raised an additional 2.5 million dollars in Series A funding from California Technology Ventures.

This comes along with the news of the new CEO, Patrik Sallner, taking the CEO role at SkySQL on July 1st.

Here are some relevant snippets:

“SkySQL also announced today that CTV, a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies globally, invested an additional $2.5 million as part of the company’s recent A round of funding. With this latest investment, SkySQL has collected EUR 6 million to fund further growth.”

“About California Technology Ventures, LLC
California Technology Ventures, LLC is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and working with companies. They believe in guiding …

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SkySQL Raises $4 Million in Series A Round Funding

I am very pleased to say that earlier today, SkySQL announced it has raised $4 Million in Series A Round Funding.

Let me post the main part of the press release here:

SAN JOSE – April 18, 2012SkySQL, the first choice in affordable database solutions for the MySQL® and MariaDB® databases in the enterprise and the cloud, today announces that the company has raised $4 million in Series A funding from a number of investors, including OnCorps, an elite peer-based community of veteran technology investors and advisors committed to bringing better, cost-disruptive technologies into the mainstream. Also funding the round are European investors including Finnish Industry Investment Ltd., Spintop Ventures and Open Ocean Capital.

SkySQL will primarily use the investment to fund growth in its new product development, including adding critical positions. This is the …

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Walking on Cloud 9

As the saying goes, we at Severalnines have been walking on several clouds this year, 9 to be precise!


Today, we are proud to say that we are on walking on Cloud 9!


And in the spirit of celebration, we would like to announce our:



Top 9 Clouds of the Year 2011 for Severalnines



Cloud 1 – releasing ClusterControl™ - our first commercial product in April!


ClusterControl™ is our flagship product. It enables developers and database administrators to Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Scale their clustered database platforms, free …

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Lack of Business Visibility Cripples Traditional SQL DaaS, Drives NewSQL

More and more public cloud companies are moving to managed cloud services to improve their value-add (price premium) and the stickiness of their solution. However, the shift to a database as a service (DaaS) severely reduces the DBAs visibility into the business, thus limiting the ability to hand tune the database to the requirements of the application and the database. The solution is a cloud database that eliminates the hand-tuning of the database, thereby enabling the DBA to be equally effective even with limited visibility into the business and application needs. It is these unique needs, particularly for SQL databases, that is fueling the NewSQL movement.
DBAs traditionally have insight into the company, enabling them to hand tune the database in a collaborative basis with the development team, such as:
1. Performance Trade-offs/Tuning: The database is partitioned and tuned to address business requirements, maximizing performance of …

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MySQL Clusters on Amazon EC2 - verified AMIs

We regularly receive questions from our user community with regards to which AMIs to use when deploying database clusters on Amazon EC2.

As part of our ongoing development work on the Severalnines Configurator and ClusterControl, we have recently done some testing on deploying MySQL Cluster on EC2 using Severalnines on three different AMIs. We thought we should share the results of these tests, hence the reason for this week's blog!

If you would like to test such a deployment yourself, feel free to use the parameters and guidelines below to do so. You can also check out these new videos to see Severalnines technology in …

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Do you need an elastic database?

Not every company or application needs an elastic database. Some applications can get by just fine on a single database server, rendering database elasticity moot from their perspective. To make this determination, simply ask yourself:

Cloud Elasticity & Databases

The primary reasons people are moving to the public cloud are: (1) replace capital expenses with operating expenses (pay as you go); (2) use shared resources for processes like back-up, maintenance, networking (shared expenses); (3) use shared infrastructure that enables you to pay only for those resources you actually use, instead of consuming your maximum load resources at all times (pay-per-use). The first thing you’ll notice is that all 3 cloud benefits have their basis in finances or the cloud business model.

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