MySQL is the world’s most popular database mostly because it is open source, easy to deploy and use, and enterprise ready and it has a low cost of ownership. Many application frameworks exist that enable organizations to leverage MySQL and instantly develop and launch applications for virtually every vertical, including eCommerce, retail, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and travel and hospitality. However, MySQL users soon realize that using LAMP to build web-based self-service applications has its limitations, especially when the application experiences exponential growth. MySQL has long presented challenges in serving enterprise-class applications – challenges in enabling high availability, scalability, and performance optimization.
In this whitepaper we discuss some of the challenges of MySQL including:
- Lack of simple scale out
- Manual failover
- Limited real-time visibility
- No connection management
We also cover best practices on how you can overcome these challenges.