The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today's database reliability engineers (DBRE).
You'll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you'll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval. With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you'll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database.
This book covers:
- Service-level requirements and risk management
- Building and evolving an architecture for operational visibility
- Infrastructure engineering and infrastructure management
- How to facilitate the release management process
- Data storage, indexing, and replication
- Identifying datastore characteristics and best use cases
- Datastore architectural components and data-driven architectures
About the Author
Laine Campbell is a co-founder at Pythian, where she leads the open source database practice. She specializes in database architecture and operations, particularly MySQL and Cassandra. Laine founded and led PalominoDB, then Blackbird for 8 years, where her team of DBAs supported many of the most exciting database infrastructures in the industry. Before that, she designed, built and supported the Travelocity databases for 8 years with a remarkable team. She lives in Las Vegas, and travels extensively.Charity Majors is a Production Engineering Manager working on Parse at Facebook, with over 10 years of experience running operations for some of the world's fastest-growing tech startups. Before Parse she built infrastructure and teams for a series of startups, including Linden Lab and Shopkick. She loves hard scaling problems of all kinds, both technical and cultural, but always seems to end up doing stuff with databases. Rants a lot about ops, devops, performance tuning and culture. Charity lives in San Francisco and is never, ever leaving.