Facebook, with 1.49 billion monthly active users, is one of
the world’s top MySQL users. Simon Martin, a production engineer
on Facebook’s MySQL Infrastructure team, has been working with
MySQL for most of his career, starting from 2 servers built out
of spare parts and moving through to one of the largest
deployments in the world.
Simon will be sharing some of the challenges Facebook has tackled
as it rolled out semi-synchronous replication across the
company’s different services at Percona Live Amsterdam on Sept.
22. His talk is aptly titled, “The highs and lows of semi-synchronous
replication.” I sat down, virtually, with Simon the other
day. Our conversation is below, but first, as a special reward to
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