The world of serverless databases on the cloud and on AWS is changing fast: I am very looking forward to be a speaker at Percona Live 2021, a community-focused event corganized by Percona for database developers and administrators and take a first look at Amazon Aurora Serverless v2. The event is free and will be held online running over two days. Abstract below, see you there!
A First Look at Aurora Serverless v2
During the latest re:Invent, AWS announced the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless. The new version for the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora scales in fraction of a second and introduces multi-AZ support, global databases, and read replicas. What are the di erences between v1 and v2? Why did AWS introduced an entirely separated new product? Is Aurora Serverless v1 a service to be already forgotten? A journey on the latest changes and a few tests running serverless databases on AWS.
One of the key system variables you have to deal with MySQL is innodb_buffer_pool_size, the size of the buffer pool, the memory area where InnoDB caches table and index data. You try to learn how to set a sensible value and you usually hope you do not need to change it too often.
One day you start to play with serverless databases and everything changes: you can see the value of innodb_buffer_pool_size changing real time, every few seconds. According to the load of your database cluster.
Next month I will dig deeper at Percona Live: looking at a direct correlation in the metrics between the capacity, the value of innodb_buffer_pool_size and the load of the database is just an interesting start.
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Looking forward to be a speaker on March 11th at TheCloudFirst, the cloud native conference, and talk about one of my favorite topics, serverless databases on AWS.
For the first time, I will cover the preview of Aurora Serverless v2, the new serverless MySQL compatible database announced by AWS at re:Invent 2020.
Is Serverless the Future of Relational Databases?
From AWS to Google Cloud, the major cloud providers offer different options to run a relational database on the cloud. You can spin up virtual machines and configure your own cluster or rely on managed services. But the new trend is serverless (relational) databases that offer both traditional interfaces and HTTP API access. This talk is personal journey on AWS moving from a managed MySQL to a serverless Aurora. Can serverless really be the future for the enterprise databases?