Recently, I’ve been working with a customer to evaluate the
different cloud solutions for MySQL. In this post I am going to
focus on maintenance windows and requirements, and what the
different cloud platforms offer.
Why is this important at all?
Maintenance windows are required so that the cloud provider can
do the necessary updates, patches, and changes to our setup. But
there are many questions like:
- Is this going to impact our production traffic?
- Is this going to cause any downtime?
- How long does it take?
- Any way to avoid it?
Let’s discuss the three most popular cloud provider: AWS, Google,
Microsoft. These three each have a MySQL based database service
where we can compare the maintenance settings.
When you create an instance you can define your maintenance
window. It’s a 30 minutes block when AWS can update and restart …[Read more]