Biggest SQL Disasters
Biggest SQL Disasters
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 01 April 2013

I doubt if there’ll ever be a film version of ‘When Databases Go Bad’, but the people at Xeround have done a good job of making MySQL failures seem a bit more dramatic than usual.

The infographic from Xeround shows ‘the Biggest MySQL Disasters of All Time’, with earthquake magnitudes attached to the various failures.

Top at Magnitude’s 10 and 9 are two Amazon Web Services outages. Whether these are really the biggest disasters of all
time is debatable, but it makes interesting reading in a scary sort of way. Maybe there is scope for that movie, presumably with Jeff Goldblum playing the cool-headed database administrator who saves the day by rebuilding the indexes and getting things back on line.

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The ‘lessons learned’ analysis of the database outages could well raise a hollow laugh if you’re a database developer; most of the companies say they’re going to put a lot more emphasis on doing proper backups. They are probably going to get more exercise, lose weight and be kinder to their mothers, too.

Xeround offers a cloud database service that guarantees high availability, so has a certain interest in making you feel nervous when the lights on the database server dim and flicker. 

 

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However, the outages described are real enough, and some more in depth analysis of problems is drawn from a Percona White Paper on research into causes of downtime in MySQL.

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Percona White Paper

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