Creating Efficient Cloud Storage with FathomDB


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Conference session by Sergey Sundukovskiy at Cloud Computing Expo 2010 on November 1 - 4, 2010

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Creating Efficient Cloud Storage with FathomDB

  1. 1. “ Creating Efficient Cloud Storage with FathomDB ” Conference session by Sergey Sundukovskiy Cloud computing sets a new trend in the way IT infrastructure operates, enabling greater responsiveness and lower costs across companies of all sizes. There are a variety of Cloud products available on the market today to help companies satisfy their growing needs for powerful performance and functionality. Cloud products and Cloud-targeted ap- plications are designed for companies that are either building their applications in the Cloud from scratch or that are replacing substantial portions of their federated services. This session is aimed at helping Cloud runners and Cloud starters choose Cloud products and services that suit their business and technology requirements. SESSION DESCRIPTION During this session, the speaker will compare the top storage solutions offered by Cloud application providers, and focus on FathomDB—a database-as-a-service that automates low-level DBA tasks for MySQL owners. OUTLINE  What is FathomDB? Today, the majority of companies use a database as the driving force behind their Web sites. FathomDB is a relational database-as-a-service, provided under the utili- ty/service model. It administers a relational database in the Cloud for customers and absorbs the responsibility of maintaining a database server. The speaker will start with FathomDB’s overview and describe its main features.  Why FathomDB? You will learn how FathomDB leverages MySQL’s scaling capabilities across multiple machines and how automated backup can make it a reliable Cloud storage. Since standard MySQL is offered as an engine, you do not have to change your application at all, and there is no lock-in or new API to learn. The speaker will also touch upon FathomDB’s risk reduction, high quality level, and time-to-market improvement when it comes to putting a database in the cloud with the ability to scale. After that, the session will cover FathomDB’s performance analysis tools that facilitate the high-level DBA tasks and make them easier. Among the tool’s other advantages, the speaker will explain how FathomDB allows complex database operations to hap- pen according to user-configurable maintenance schedules; further, that disk storage space is unlimited on all plans and higher memory and CPU shares give you a higher
  2. 2. “ Creating Efficient Cloud Storage with FathomDB ” Conference session by Sergey Sundukovskiy performing database. Finally, you will learn how FathomDB enables companies to store their database on Amazon or Rackspace servers.  FathomDB Recommended Use In the course of the session, you will discover how FathomDB can help Web-based companies automate MySQL setup, administration, backup, maintenance, and moni- toring. The speaker will assist you in evaluating your business needs and finding a proper solution for your Cloud computing environment. While some details, such as pricing, are still being worked out, FathomDB can already suit the needs of small-scale projects that want to mature quickly. The session will touch upon how FathomDB can be particularly useful for start-ups that experience a high rate of growth and even be- come a foundation for large-scale systems with vast schemas and persisted data.  FathomDB Challenges At the end of the session, the speaker will give an overview of some real-world scenar- ios featuring FathomDB, as well as possible challenges that a company may face when starting database implementation in the Cloud. Particularly, he will elaborate on the changing of a database instance’s size, which may sometimes involve restarting MySQL and even moving to a new server. Finally, you will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session, discussing the tasks related to your specific Cloud Computing needs. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Sergey Sundukovskiy has over 15 years of experience serving in capacities ranging from Senior Architect to CIO, including experience in building IT organizations from the ground up in both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Sergey specializes in intra-company and offshore system and product development, Cloud Computing, project and resource man- agement, cross-functional training and strategic planning. Sergey holds a B.A. in Comput- er Science from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. in Information Tech- nology from the University of Liverpool, as well a Ph.D. in Information Technology Man- agement from the School of Business and Technology, Capella University. COMPANY BACKGROUND Technofella is an Executive For Hire consulting company that offers a wide range of tech- nology and business services. Technofella targets its services to Start-Up and Mid-Market
  3. 3. “ Creating Efficient Cloud Storage with FathomDB ” Conference session by Sergey Sundukovskiy companies that either cannot afford or do not need a full-time technology or business ex- ecutive. Technofella helps Start-Up and Mid-Market companies avoid costly mistakes at the strate- gy and execution stages of business planning and implementation. We have seen literally hundreds of cases where companies incur too much “IT or Business Debt” that then hin- ders their continuous development for years to come. We firmly believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We help you find the right balance between tactical achievement and strategic continuity.