Easy: not only are their DBAs smart but, thanks to MySQL Enterprise Platinum they have "Virtual DBA Assistants" that help them manage servers in a scale out environment. The MySQL Enterprise Monitor proactively monitors all MySQL servers using a set of MySQL provided expert advisors, to identify and alert DBAs of problems, security vulnerabilities and tuning opportunities so they can be acted upon well in advance of a problem or outage occurring.
The consultative support in MySQL Enterprise Platinum means that Facebook DBAs can also talk to MySQL Engineers for advice on how to properly design and tune MySQL servers, schemas, queries, and replication set-ups to maximize performance and availability. It really is like having more staff but without the cost of hiring. So MySQL not only helps Facebook scale their platform technical, we help them scale their DBA staff and finances at the same time.
So are you a startup ? Do you want access to those same engineers and the same resources to scale and grow without trawling around through contacts to get the right person, then find out they havent got the skills ?
Contact Stewart.Townsend@sun.com to find out how in Startup Essentials you can expand your DBA resources team by trying MySQL Enterprise for yourself at Startup prices.
Howdy Sun Startup Essentialees!
My name's Sophie Cox and me and my brother Charlie are the founders of Worldeka.com. Worldeka is a collaborative platform for social change aimed at charities, NGO's, activists and policy makers. We believe the Internet is making the world smaller and giving us a real opportunity to make change, as President Obama says, "As the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself"
As this is a blog for startups I thought we'd talk a bit about the current economic environment and its relevance to the startup scene.
I know many of you are worried about the economy but it's often said, and well worth remembering, that there's no good time to start a business. It's an indisputably hard time right now but there are some benefits; recruitment is a key one, great people previously gobbled up by the city are suddenly becoming err available, and the kinda folk who would never get involved in something as risky as a startup are realizing everything's risky so they might as well! Another benefit is startups are suited to the current environment - companies need to be innovative, agile and adaptable, all things small dynamic new business have in shedloads! Most importantly I feel to survive in an inhospitable climate you need support, and the startup scene right now (often supported by SSE!) is legendary!
Your network is your powerhouse, word of mouth and recommendation is the most strident form of marketing, skill exchange is an essential commodity for small business and friendship, well that's the most important. Your community can encourage you and support you when you are unsure or despondent; a text from a friend on the scene saying they were just talking about you to someone cool, a write-up on someone's blog, a few drinks when you're a bit broke, these are the things that keep you going when your not sure if its all going to be worth it.
So our advice, don't freakout! Focus on the stuff your great at and find easy then help other people do it, find exceptional people that can help you with the stuff you find tricky and most importantly get out there, find your local groups and conferences, get involved with your scene, cos ultimately not everything is about money but it is always about the people.
Would you like access to Worldeka ? Special Beta Invite code for Startups available now -
Private beta code SSE992
- Location: London, UK
- Venue: Sun, Regis House, 45 King William Street, EC4R 9AN
- Date: April 14th 2009
- Tom White (Cloudera): Practical MapReduce
- Michael Stack (Powerset): Apache HBase
- Isabel Drost (ASF): Introducing Apache Mahout
- Iadh Ounis and Craig Macdonald (University of Glasgow): Terrier
- Paolo Castagna (HP): "Having Fun with PageRank and MapReduce"
10.00 - 10.15: Arriving and chatting
10.15 - 11.15: Practical MapReduce (Tom White, Cloudera)
11.15 - 12.15: Introducing Apache Mahout (Isabel Drost, ASF)
12.15 - 13.15: Lunch
13.15 - 14.15: Terrier (Iadh Ounis and Craig Macdonald, University of Glasgow)
14.15 - 15.15: Having Fun with PageRank and MapReduce (Paolo Castagna, HP)
15.15 - 16.15: Apache HBase (Michael Stack, Powerset)
16.15 - 17.00: General chat, perhaps lightning talks (powered by Sun beer)
17.00 - 00.00: Discussions continues at a nearby pub (suggestions welcome in the comments)
This is the second HUGUK meeting and if you would like to attend then sign up here now