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soapdog · 2015-02-03 · Original thread
Check out the book "High Performance MySQL" at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022343.do from chapter 9 and beyond it covers replication and high availability. All this for MySQL which is not event the shinning crown of RDBMS.

If you think that automatic sharding is the answer to handle high loads then your are in for a very exciting surprise specially when things go awry and all that missing ACID compliance comes knocking...

citizenkeys · 2011-05-16 · Original thread
This video is a presentation by Jeremy Zawodny, who co-wrote O'Reilly's "High Performance MySQL" ( http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596101718 ). If there's anybody worth watching a video about switching from MySQL to MongoDB, it's that guy.
barredo · 2010-03-12 · Original thread
4. performance issues

"High Performance MySQL" ByJeremy D. Zawodny, Derek J. Balling — It's been very helpful to me

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003067 http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-MySQL-Jeremy-Zawodny/...

barredo · 2010-03-12 · Original thread
4. performance issues

"High Performance MySQL" ByJeremy D. Zawodny, Derek J. Balling — It's been very helpful to me

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003067 http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-MySQL-Jeremy-Zawodny/...

wayne · 2008-10-21 · Original thread
My favorite advanced MySQL book is the O'Reilly one by Jeremy Zawodny (formerly the chief MySQL dude at Yahoo, now of Craigslist):

http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-MySQL-Jeremy-Zawodny/...

You can learn the basics of MySQL online or through just about any book, but once you've gotten beyond that and want to learn more, this book is loads better than all the others.

shogunmike · 2007-12-11 · Original thread
Hehe...perhaps it didn't really surprise me so much, maybe I was just hoping for it to be a bit better!

I really don't like code that "hacks together" a solution and then requires a substantial remedy later (who does?!) so I'm quite interested in getting it right from the beginning.

Assuming that many of us here develop web applications, and that some are going to need to scale heavily, what do you recommend as a good solution?

I have yet to read either of these two books, but they are on my list (I only have one at home, the other I'll order): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Building-Scalable-Web-Sites-Henderso... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Performance-MySQL-Advanced-Technique...

Both are O'Reilly so I'm assuming they'll be good!

Let me know if you have any other resources for this, because I imagine it's a very common issue for successful startups.

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