iHeavy Insights 78 – Degrade Gracefully

Your recent social media campaign has gone viral.  It’s what you’ve been dreaming about, pinning your hopes on, and all of your hard work is now coming to fruition.  Tens of thousands of internet users, hoards of them in fact, are now descending on your website.  Only one problem, it went down!! That’s a situation …

Cloud Computing – Disciplined Deployments

With traditional managed hosting solutions, we have best practices, we have business continuity plans, we have disaster recovery, we document our processes and all the moving parts in our infrastructure.  At least we pay lip service to these goals, though from time to time we admit to getting side tracked with bigger fish to fry, …

MySQL Cluster In The Cloud – Managers Guide

The term clustering is often used loosely in the context of enterprise databases.  In relation to MySQL in the cloud you can configure: Master-master active/passive Sharded MySQL Database NDB Cluster Master-Master active/passive replication Also sometimes known as circular replication.  This is used for high availability. You can perform operations on the inactive node (backups, alter …

Migrating MySQL to Oracle Guide

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. Migrating from MySQL to Oracle can be as complex as picking up your life and moving from the country to the city.  Things in the MySQL world are often just done differently than they are in the Oracle world.  Our guide will give you a birds eye …

Oracle to MySQL Migration Considerations

There are a lot of forms of transportation, from walking to bike riding, motorcycles and cars to busses, trains and airplanes.  Each mode of transport will get you from point a to point b, but one may be faster, or more comfortable and another more cost effective.  It’s important to keep in mind when comparing …