Challenge: Flipkart's data center infrastructure suffered latency issues and was unable to handle peaks in traffic.
Solution: Flipkart replaced most of the 15K HDDs in its MySQL server with HGST FlashMAX PCle SSDs.
Following its launch in 2007, Flipkart grew rapidly and is now India's largest online retailer. While Flipkart's explosive growth was clearly a business success, its data center infrastructure lagged behind and was unable to handle peaks in traffic. According to
Is your MySQL database storage plan killing your datacenter efficiency? The traditional storage approach for MySQL databases is to deploy servers in master/slave pairs.? The master is part of a larger cluster where database rows are horizontally ?shared? across multiple masters to enable scale-out. Slaves are used for off-load of read traffic and act as fail-over nodes in the event that a master server crashes or data gets corrupted. Since database corruption and server crashes are rare,
The latest generation of enterprise applications offer incredible performance ? but only if the storage infrastructure can keep up. That can be a problem for many organizations,which need to stretch their existing capital investments as far as they can go. Fortunately, Flash technology has emerged as an affordable and compelling alternative to even the most expensive SANs and appliances for high-performance deployments.
In this webcast, subject matter expert Bert Scalzo, chief
HGST Flash Pools for MySQL will transform the way you operate, support and innovate Master/Slave cluster environments by eliminating the barriers that substantially increase administrative complexity and operating costs associated with scaling MySQL applications.
Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any
MySQL slave replicas are a wonderful way of preserving data and service availability.? But they?re also incredibly wasteful and expensive.? They double the initial cost of deployments, and they?re always on?burning power and heating up your data centers.? HGST has developed a unique way of speeding up MySQL servers while preserving data redundancy and service availability with much less hardware and power.? HGST Virident Solutions paired with our tried-and-true FlashMAX PCIe SSD provides a