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Now live! MySQL on Docker: Understanding the Basics - The Webinar

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt
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We’re excited to announce the live version of our blog ‘MySQL on Docker: Understanding the Basics’, which will be presented by its author, our colleague Ashraf Sharif, on September 27th during this new webinar.

With 100K+ views to date, ‘MySQL on Docker: Understanding the Basics’ has become a popular go-to resource for MySQL users worldwide who are looking to get an initial understanding of and start experimenting with Docker.

So if you’re looking at taking your first steps with Docker for MySQL then this webinar is made for you :-)

Docker is quickly becoming mainstream as a method to package and deploy self-sufficient applications in primarily stateless Linux containers. This could be a challenge though for a stateful service like a database. As a database user you might be asking yourself: How do I best configure MySQL in a container environment? What can go wrong? Should I even run my databases in a container environment? How does performance compare with e.g. running on virtual machines or bare-metal servers? How do I manage replicated or clustered setups, where multiple containers need to be created, upgraded and made highly available? We’ll look at helping you answer these questions with our new Docker webinar series.

Check out the agenda and sign up for its first installment below, we look forward to “seeing” you there.

Date, Time & Registration


Wednesday, September 27th at 09:00 BST / 10:00 CEST (Germany, France, Sweden)

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North America/LatAm

Wednesday, September 27th at 09:00 PST (US) / 12:00 EST (US)

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This webinar is for MySQL users who are Docker beginners and who would like to understand the basics of running a MySQL container on Docker. We are going to cover:

  • Docker and its components
  • Concept and terminology
  • How a Docker container works
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Stateless vs stateful
  • Docker images for MySQL
  • Running a simple MySQL container
  • The ClusterControl Docker image
  • Severalnines on Docker Hub


Ashraf Sharif is System Support Engineer at Severalnines. He was previously involved in hosting world and LAMP stack, where he worked as principal consultant and head of support team and delivered clustering solutions for large websites in the South East Asia region. His professional interests are on system scalability and high availability.