Tag: MySQL

Customer Success Story: Hit Labs

Hit Labs Hit Labs is the creator of the ever-so-popular Bubble Group Messenger App. Free on iOS and Android devices, Bubble is a group messaging, group chat, and private group video app. Originally built on Amazon’s Aurora, Hit Labs discovered that scaling on Aurora would be a problem. Hit Labs had to make […]

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Can Amazon’s Tech Keep Up This Time?

Here it comes again: the big Amazon showcase flash sale. You’d have to live under a rock not to notice every site vying to grab attention for the “best list of Prime deals!” It’s all massive exposure, but that cuts both ways: Amazon’s site has to handle all the traffic […]

MySQL Sharding Business Challenges

MySQL sharding comes with challenges. Previously we discussed application and design challenges that MySQL sharding requires. Today we’ll expand on the MySQL sharding business challenges that can result and affect your business flexibility. MySQL applications seeking scale often consider sharding. Sharding is a database architecture strategy in which the data […]

MySQL Replication Options and their Challenges

Previously we discussed replication for MySQL systems.  In this post we will discuss various MySQL replication options. For MySQL, replication is the primary go-to strategy for high availability (HA) and, to some extent, scale. By providing additional copies of the primary database, a MySQL system using replication can withstand the loss […]

Tech Talk Series, Part 4 Wrap Up: Achieving High Availability in MySQL

  Last week we presented the final Tech Talk in our Scaling MySQL series titled “How Do You Achieve High Availability in a MySQL Environment?” When discussing high availability, the following questions usually come up first: Do you need it? Why? Great questions. If your system is a transactional one, […]