Larger Flavors, More Storage For Cloud Databases

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace Blogger | April 3, 2013 2:57 pm

Cloud Databases[1] helps you provision and manage high performance MySQL instances on Rackspace’s open cloud[2]. Our service helps with the installation, configuration, deployment and on-going management of MySQL, and more importantly it helps you deliver fast apps through an architecture that is purpose-built[3] with performance in mind using container-based virtualization[4].

Since launching the service last year, we have heard constantly from you that you are dealing with MySQL databases of increasing complexity and size. To assist you with those requirements, we have updated Cloud Databases to include:

We ran SysBench, the popular performance benchmark tool for MySQL, across all flavors to do a quick performance spot check and give you an idea of what to expect from our new and existing flavors.  As you may know, SysBench has several test modes, including CPU, threads, memory, File IO, OLTP, etc. We used the OLTP test mode, which is used to benchmark the performance of a database under transactional loads. The test involved point value queries, ranges, SUM(), ORDER BY, UPDATEs, DELETEs, INSERTs, etc. In other words, it tries to emulate the type of workloads your applications are currently handling.

Below is the five-run average of what Sysbench reported in Transactions per Second (TPS) on an OLTP workload with binary logging off and 64 threads on all flavors:

Of course, your mileage will vary based on your workload’s individual characteristics, but the above should give you a good idea of what you can expect.


[7]I love to hear what others are doing with Cloud Databases. Today, I would like you to learn from Dave Fowler, founder of Chartio. Chartio provides data analytics and visualization tools for business intelligence applications, and allows you to bring data from Cloud Databases and other data sources together into beautiful visualizations. Read the guest blog that Dave wrote about how to use Chartio with Cloud Databases[8], or visit Chartio [9]directly.

As usual, let me know what apps you are building these days with Cloud Databases or any one of our products @jrarredondo[10].

  1. Cloud Databases:
  2. open cloud:
  3. purpose-built:
  4. container-based virtualization:
  5. Cloud Databases pricing:
  6. API:
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  8. Chartio with Cloud Databases:
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  10. @jrarredondo:

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