Please join the Severalnines and the WooServers teams for a webinar on the scalable database infrastructure behind is a fast growing cloud-based server and website monitoring service. The rapid growth of the CloudStats user base and the number of services being monitored created a significant load on its MySQL infrastructure. The system ingests large amounts of incoming metrics/event data collected by thousands of agents. The backend systems also perform analytics on large portions of that data, and alerts are triggered as soon as certain conditions are met.

AGENDA infrastructure overview

Database challenges

Limitations in cloud-based infrastructure

Scaling MySQL - many options (MySQL Cluster, Master-Slave Replication, Sharding, etc)

Availability and failover

Application sharding vs auto-sharding

Migration to MariaDB / Galera Cluster with ClusterControl + NoSQL

Load Balancing with HAProxy/MaxScale

Infrastructure set up provided to (Private Network, Cluster Nodes, H/W SSD Raid + BBU)

What we learnt - “Know your data!”


Andrey Vasilyev is the CTO of Aqua Networks Limited - a London-based company which owns brands, such as, and

Art van Scheppingen is a Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines. He’s a pragmatic MySQL and Database expert with over 15 years experience in web development.

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