Exploring Amazon EC2 for Scale-out Applications

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Talk given by Carl Mercier (Defensio) and Morgan Tocker (MySQL) at MySQL Conf 2008, April 15 2008, Santa Clara, CA

Talk given by Carl Mercier (Defensio) and Morgan Tocker (MySQL) at MySQL Conf 2008, April 15 2008, Santa Clara, CA

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  • 1. Exploring Amazon EC2 for Scale-out Applications Presented by, MySQL & O’Reilly Media, Inc. Morgan Tocker, MySQL Canada Carl Mercier, Defensio
  • 2. Introduction  Defensio is a spam filtering web service for blogs and other social web applications.  Powered exclusively by Amazon EC2.  Ruby, Rails, C, MySQL 5.0 (and a few more things).
  • 3. EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud  Virtual machines running on Xen. These VMs are called “instances”.  Pay only for what you use.  On demand scaling - controlled with an API.  Instances are “disposable”.