PDXPUG September meetup: Sharding large MySQL databases with Vitess

When: 6-8pm Thursday September 19th, 2019
Where: PSU Business Accelerator (Parking is open after 5pm.)
Who: Grant Holly

This month I am going to be talking about my current work on sharding large mysql databases with Vitess.  My team has been on a journey towards splitting our largest mysql databases and I want to share my experiences and lessons learned.  We are going to look at the problems and possible solutions to scaling reads and writes in relational databases.

Vitess is an open source project born at youtube to scale their largest and most critical databases.  It has been adopted in as a Cloud Native Compute Foundation incubator project.  With PostgreSQL on the medium-term road map, let’s take a look at what we have been able to do with mysql.

Hi its me Grant.  I work on the database engineering team at New Relic.  I’ve been using Postgres in production since 9.2.  I co-organize the Postgres user group in Portland with Mark Wong.