IT Management & Leadership eMagazine

HuffingtonPost CTO on Enterprise MySQL: Heavy-Traffic Management and Ultra-Availability

Eric David Benari, PMP, Executive Editor of the IT Management & Leadership eMagazine

Video of Paul Berry, Chief Technical Officer of the HuffingtonPost presenting strategies for survival under high-traffic along with Jim Bartus, HuffingtonPost Lead System Administrator.

Hosted by Eric David Benari, Organizer of the NYC MySQL Group

Some of the topics that Paul and Jim tackle are:

  • Staying available to the end-users during system outages
  • MySQL clustering, master-slave architecture and load balancing
  • Managing technology projects at HuffingtonPost
    • Hands-on technology management
    • Product development
    • Team leadership and member roles
  • Strategies to minimize seconds-behind-master (SBM) time on slaves
  • Using stats to find and fix bottlenecks
  • Caching layer implementation
  • Rolling out system upgrades
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