One of the most common engagements I do is working with firms in and around the NYC startup sector. I evaluate AWS infrastructures & applications built in the Amazon cloud. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve seen some patterns in customers usage of Amazon. Below is a laundry list of … Continue reading 5 core pieces of the Amazon Cloud puzzle to get your project off the ground → …[Read more]
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English: Madrid MySQL Users Group will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, 10th November at 19:30h at the offices of Tuenti in Madrid. David Fernández will be offering a presentation “MySQL Automation @ FB”. If you’re in Madrid and are interested please come along. We have not been able to give much advance notice so if … Continue reading MMUG14: MySQL Automation at Facebook
If you are automating your infrastructure deployments with Chef, then read on. We are glad to announce the availability of a Chef cookbook for ClusterControl. This cookbook replaces previous cookbooks we released for ClusterControl and Galera Cluster. For those using Puppet, please have a look at our Puppet module for ClusterControl.
ClusterControl Cookbook on Chef Supermarket
The ClusterControl cookbook is available on Chef Supermarket, and getting the cookbook is as easy as:
$ knife cookbook site download clustercontrol
This cookbook supports the installation of ClusterControl on top of existing database clusters:
- Galera Cluster
- MySQL Galera Cluster by Codership …
For an online shop, the website is the cash register. It has to be open for business 24 hours a day.
As the ops person on duty, when you get a call at 3am after your website went down, your priority number one is to restore the service asap. But why can we not have our application stack automatically recover, and not have the pager wake us at all? Why do we still stick to tedious manual processes, which take up time and resources, and hinder future growth?
Infrastructure automation isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either, says Riaan Nolan. Riaan has been in operations for the past decade, and has built over a dozen eCommerce properties. Automation is a worthwhile investment for retailers serious about eCommerce, but deciding on which tools to invest in can be a confusing and overwhelming process.
Join us for this webinar to understand the key pain points that online retailers experience which indicate it’s time …[Read more]
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in last week’s webinar on 'Galera Cluster for MySQL vs MySQL (NDB) Cluster: A High Level Comparison'. If you missed the sessions or would like to watch the webinar again & browse through the slides, they are now available online.
In this webinar, Severalnines VP of Products, Alex Yu, who was part of the team at Ericsson who originally developed the NDB storage engine in 2001, gave an overview of the two clustering architectures and discussed their respective strengths and weaknesses:
- MySQL Cluster architecture: strengths and limitations
- Galera Architecture: strengths and limitations
- Deployment scenarios
- Data migration
- Read and write workloads (Optimistic/pessimistic locking)
- WAN/Geographical replication
- Schema changes
- Management and monitoring …
November 14, 2014 By Severalnines
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in this week's webinar on '9 DevOps Tips for Going in Production with Galera Cluster for MySQL'. If you missed the sessions or would like to watch the webinar again & browse through the slides, they are now available online.
In this webinar, Severalnines CTO Johan Andersson discussed 9 key aspects to consider before taking Galera Cluster for MySQL into production:
- 101 Sanity Check
- Operating System
- Backup Strategies
- Galera Recovery
- Query Performance
- Schema changes
- Security / Encryption
- Protecting from Disasters
Watch the replay 9 DevOps Tips for Going in …[Read more]
October 9, 2014 By Severalnines
Installing, configuring, deploying databases and performing repetitive administrative tasks are all part of a DBA’s or sysadmin’s job. This can get pretty repetitive and overwhelming if you are part of a centralized IT team, running multiple databases for your organization’s different departments, or a managed hosting provider responsible for setting up and operating databases for external clients. One way to get out of this ‘manual, repetitive task’ business is through a Database as a Service (DBaaS).
DBaaS is a way of delivering database functionality as a service to one or more consumers. A DBaaS platform would provide automated procedures for database deployment, monitoring, backups, recovery/repair, scaling, security/multi-tenancy, etc. This type of automation is especially useful where agility is needed, e.g. for systems that require elasticity by scaling out or scaling back at short …[Read more]
September 10, 2014 By Severalnines
If you are automating your infrastructure using Puppet, then this blog is for you. We are glad to announce the availability of a Puppet module for ClusterControl. For those using Chef, we already published Chef cookbooks for Galera Cluster and ClusterControl some time back.
ClusterControl on Puppet Forge
The ClusterControl module initial release is available on Puppet Forge, installing the module is as easy as:
$ puppet module install severalnines-clustercontrol
If you haven’t change the default module path, this module will be installed under /etc/puppet/modules/clustercontrol on …[Read more]
Join 27,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was shocked to find this article on ReadWrite: The Truth About DevOps: IT Isn’t Dead; It’s not even Dying. Wait a second, do people really think this? Truth is I have heard whispers of this before. I was at a meetup recently where the […]
August 21, 2014 By Severalnines
MariaDB Galera Cluster involves more effort and resource to administer than standalone MariaDB systems. If you would like to learn how to better manage your MariaDB cluster, then this webinar series is for you.
We will give you practical advice on how to introduce clusters into your MariaDB / MySQL environment, automate deployment and make it easier for operational staff to manage and monitor the cluster using ClusterControl.
Language, Date & Time:
English - Tuesday, September 30th @ 11am CEST: …[Read more]
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