Database-as-a-Service vs. Do-It-Yourself MySQL in the Cloud

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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When you're looking to move your website, app, or your whole business from your traditional hosting provider, one of the first challenges that you're faced with is whether or not to run your own MySQL database and MySQL-powered infrastructure (the DYI approach) vs. using a cloud database service to run it for you. The ability to run 80-100% of your app using readily available services to reduce time, resources, and cost vs. trying to conquer the world by yourself and "roll your own" components, including your database, is certainly very appealing. This session will look at the pros and cons of working with a cloud database-as-a-service.

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The TCO of running your MySQL infrastructure in the cloud is higher than DBaaS
Why one server instance is typically never enough in the cloud when things fail
Looking at the features of highly scalable, fault-tolerant database services