By Mat Keep on Sep 29, 2011
Databases are the center of today’s web, enterprise and embedded applications, storing and protecting an organization’s most valuable assets and supporting business-critical applications. Just minutes of downtime can result in significant lost revenue and dissatisfied customers. Ensuring database highly availability is therefore a top priority for any organization.
The new MySQL Guide to High Availability solutions is designed to navigate users through the HA maze, discussing:
- The causes, effects and impacts of downtime;
- Methodologies to select the right HA solution;
- Different approaches to delivering highly available MySQL services;
- Operational best practices to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
As discussed in the new Guide, selecting the high availability solution that is appropriate for your application depends upon 3 core principles:
- The level of availability required to meet business objectives, within budgetary constraints;
- The profile of application being deployed (i.e. concurrent users, requests per second, etc.);
- Operational standards within each data center.
Recognizing that each application or service has different operational and availability requirements, the guide discusses the range of certified and supported High Availability (HA) solutions – from internal departmental applications all the way through to geographically redundant, multi-data center systems delivering 99.999% availability (i.e. less than 5 ½ minutes of downtime per year) supporting transactional web services, communications networks, cloud and hosting environments, etc.
By combining the right technology with the right skills and processes, users can achieve business continuity, while developers and DBAs can sleep tight at night! Download the guide to learn more.