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Geo-Scale MySQL for Continuous Global Operations & Fast Response Times

Geo-scale MySQL – or how to build a global, multi-region MySQL cloud back-end capable of serving several hundred million player accounts

This blog introduces a series of blogs we’ll be publishing over the next few months that discuss a number of different customer use cases that our solutions support and that centre around achieving continuous MySQL operations with commercial-grade high availability (HA), geographically redundant disaster recovery (DR) and global scaling.

This first use case looks at a customer of ours who are a global gaming company with several hundred million world-wide player accounts.

What is the challenge?

How to reliably, and fast, cater to hundreds of millions of game players around the world? The challenge here is to serve a game application for a geographically-distributed audience; in other words, a pretty unique challenge.

It requires fast, local response times …

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How to move the Relay role to another node in a Composite Tungsten Cluster

The Question Recently, a customer asked us:

How would we manually move the relay role from a failing node to a slave in a Composite Tungsten Cluster passive site?

The Answer The Long and the Short of It

There are two ways to handle this procedure manually when the usual switch command fails to work as expected. One is short and reasonably automated, and the other is much more detailed and manual.

Of course, the usual procedure is to just issue the switch command in the passive cluster:

use west
set policy maintenance
switch
set policy automatic

The below article describes what to do when the switch command does not move the relay role to another node.

SHORT

Below is the list of cctrl commands that would be run for the basic, short version, which (aside from handling policy changes) is really only …

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New Webinar: Multi-Region AWS Aurora vs Continuent Tungsten for MySQL & MariaDB

We’re pleased to share our webinar “Multi-Region AWS Aurora vs Continuent Tungsten for MySQL & MariaDB”, recorded live on Thursday, April 18th, 2019.

Our colleague Matt Lang walks you through a comparison of building a global, multi-region MySQL / MariaDB / Percona cloud back-end using AWS Aurora versus Continuent Tungsten.

If you’d like to find out how multi-region AWS Aurora deployments can be improved – then this webinar is for you!

We hope you enjoy it!

 

Recorded:

Thursday, April 18th at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST

 

Recording: follow this link to watch

 

Slides:

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Webinar: Multimaster MySQL / MariaDB

In case you missed the Multimaster webinar recorded live on Thursday, March 28th, 2019:

Learn how NewVoiceMedia built a global, multi-region MySQL cloud back-end to support a high-volume cloud contact center. 

 

Agenda:

Find out how to deploy Multimaster MySQL / MariaDB / Percona with the following design criteria:

  • Geographically distributed, low-latency data
  • Fast local response times for read & write traffic
  • Full ACID compliance – atomic operations, guaranteed consistency, isolation, and durability
  • Local rapid-failover, automated high availability

 

Speaker:

Chris Parker

Director of Professional Services – EMEA/APAC, is based in the UK, and has over 20 …

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Webinar: Geo-Scale MySQL & MariaDB in AWS

For those of you who missed the webinar, “Geo-Scale MySQL in AWS,” recorded live on Thursday, March 14th, 2019:

Learn how to build a global, multi-region MySQL / MariaDB / Percona cloud back-end capable of serving hundreds of millions of online multiplayer game accounts.

 

Agenda:

Find out how Riot Games serves a globally distributed audience with low-latency, fast response times for read traffic, rapid-failover automated high availability, simple administration, system visibility, and stability.

 

Speaker:

Eric M. Stone

COO at Continuent, is a veteran of fast-paced, large-scale enterprise environments with 35 years of Information Technology experience. With a focus on HA/DR, from building data centers and trading floors to world-wide deployments, Eric has …

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RDS Aurora MySQL and Service Interruptions

In Amazon space, any EC2 or Service instance can “disappear” at any time.  Depending on which service is affected, the service will be automatically restarted.  In EC2 you can choose whether an interrupted instance will be restarted, or left shutdown.

For an Aurora instance, an interrupted instance is always restarted. Makes sense.

The restart timing, and other consequences during the process, are noted in our post on Aurora Failovers.

Aurora Testing Limitations

As mentioned earlier, we love testing “uncontrolled” failovers.  That is, we want to be able to pull any plug on any service, and see that the environment as a whole continues to do its job.  We can’t do that with Aurora, because we can’t control the essentials:

  • power button;
  • reset switch;
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RDS Aurora MySQL Failover

Right now Aurora only allows a single master, with up to 15 read-only replicas.

Master/Replica Failover

We love testing failure scenarios, however our options for such tests with Aurora are limited (we might get back to that later).  Anyhow, we told the system, through the RDS Aurora dashboard, to do a failover. These were our observations:

Role Change Method

Both master and replica instances are actually restarted (the MySQL uptime resets to 0).

This is quite unusual these days, we can do a fully controlled role change in classic asynchronous replication without a restart (CHANGE MASTER TO …), and Galera doesn’t have read/write roles as such (all instances are technically writers) so it doesn’t need role changes at all.

Failover Timing

Failover between running instances takes about 30 seconds.  This is in line with information provided in the …

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orchestrator/raft: Pre-Release 3.0

orchestrator 3.0 Pre-Release is now available. Most notable are Raft consensus, SQLite backend support, orchestrator-client no-binary-required client script.

TL;DR

You may now set up high availability for orchestrator via raft consensus, without need to set up high availability for orchestrator's backend MySQL servers (such as Galera/InnoDB Cluster). In fact, you can run a orchestrator/raft setup using embedded SQLite backend DB. Read on.

orchestrator still supports the existing shared backend DB paradigm; nothing dramatic changes if you upgrade to 3.0 and do not configure raft.

orchestrator/raft

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Barcelona MySQL Users Group Meetup on 5th July

If you’re in Barcelona next week you may be interested in the MySQL Meetup being held there by the Barcelona MySQL Meetup group on Wednesday 7th July at 7pm. I’ll be doing a talk on MySQL Failover and Orchestration and there will be opportunity to talk about MySQL and related topics afterwards. More information can … Continue reading Barcelona MySQL Users Group Meetup on 5th July

Webinar Thursday January 26, 2017: Overcoming the Challenges of Databases in the Cloud

Please join Percona’s Jon Tobin, Director of Solution Engineering at Percona, and Rob Masson, Solutions Architect Manager at ScaleArc, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST (UTC-8) for their webinar “Overcoming the Challenges of Databases in the Cloud.”

Enterprises enjoy the flexibility and simplified operations of using the cloud, but applying those advantages to database workloads has proven challenging. Resource contention, cross-region failover and elasticity at the data tier all introduce limitations. In addition, cloud providers support different services within their database offerings.

Jon and Rob’s webinar is a …

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