Scaling on Mysql: Sometimes you’ve gotta break a few eggs

We recently delivered this presentation titled “How to Scale Big on MySQL? Break a Few Rules!” as part of Database Week here in New York City. The presentation is a lighthearted, and informative take on how Bazaarvoice Engineering has been able to take MySQL to billions of requests per month. The slides and video are available over at In the presentation we cover denormalization, query planning, partitioning, MySQL replication, InfoBright’s take on a data storage, and thinking beyond the RDBMS. Overall the presentation is a little over an hour, and is littered with great questions. I had a great time delivering the presentation, and I got a lot of very good feedback so I hope it proves useful for you as well.