Flavius Mecea is a software and operations engineer at Presslabs. A vivid builder and avid reader, Flavius is always up to something—exploring untapped possibilities using Kubernetes & Go, mentoring students into the secrets of algorithms and DevOps or playing with hardware and machine learning. He’s a high-spirited person and an all-time helper that always meets a new day with curiosity.
Deploying MySQL on Kubernetes with a Percona-based Operator
In the context of providing managed WordPress hosting services, at Presslabs we operate with lots of small to medium-sized databases, in a DB-per-service model, as we call it. The workloads are mostly reads, so we need to efficiently scale that. The MySQL® asynchronous replication model fits the bill very well, allowing us to scale horizontally from one server—with the obvious availability pitfalls—to tens of nodes. The next release of the stack is going to be open-sourced.
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