MySQL High Availability at GitHub

Shlomi Noach, GitHub’s Senior Infrastructure Engineer, shares some details on both the current and future high availability setup of MySQL databases at GitHub.

This is probably way too far out for most people using MySQL for their web applications.  But it does highlight the technical complexity of running high load web applications, and how some of the issues can be solved or worked around.

Pretty fascinating stuff there … 

TinyURL coincidence

Yesterday I read the Slashdot post discussing the power of TinyUrl web service to affect accessibility of web resources.  Most of today, the TinyURL web service is down. (Switching to conspiracy voice):  Coincidence?  I think not!