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MySQL & OpenStack: How to overcome issues as your dataset grows

MySQL is the database of choice for most OpenStack components (Ceilometer is a notable exception). If you start with a small deployment, it will probably run like a charm. But as soon as the dataset grows, you will suddenly face several challenges. We will write a series of blog posts explaining the issues you may hit and how to overcome them.

Where is MySQL used in OpenStack?

Have a look at the logical diagram of OpenStack below (click the image for a larger view).


The diagram is a bit outdated: Neutron appears as Quantum and newer components like Heat are not pictured. But it shows that a database has to be used to store metadata or runtime information. And although …

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