What I do
MySQL Statsd collector
A collector to get statistics from MySQL to Graphite using Statsd. Embraced by the community and in use at large scale environments.
Database and API design
Over 15 years experience in designing databases, APIs and applications for high traffic and scalable websites. Every database or application is designed with scaling and high availability in mind.
Automating daily tasks from provisioning through Puppet till Chatops using Hubot. From schemadumps till schemachange. From making local backups till offsite backup and recovery.
I\’m a skilled search specialist and can implement efficient search results and suggestion solutions using full text search in MySQL, Sphinx Search and Elastic Search
Within high traffic hosting it is important to eliminate your bottlenecks where possible. One of the major components in your hosting is the database where you store your data and this is, when badly implemented, often the slowest component in the chain. Having an healthy database environment is therefore the most important feature for success in your high traffic hosting environment.
Over 80% of the database performance problems can be prevented by the combination of a proper monitoring system and checking these on a regular basis. Identifying and resolving your bottlenecks up front will enable you to focus on the more important things like growth and revenue of your products.
Mitigating risks will prevent downtime and lost in revenue. But also keep your backups close and your disaster recovery procedures closer. Once you have reached this point you are glad you invested time in the past and shortened the length of your outage.
Gathering queries, benchmark your applications, performance metrics, get the most important key performance indicators
High availability, banning every single point of failure, predict failures
Backups, audits and total cost of ownership
Query analysis, able to dive deeply into your hosting stack
Who I am
Art van Scheppingen
As of the first of August I have become self employed. After working for Spil Games in the past nine and a half year as developer, IT architect, DBA and Head of Database Engineering I decided it was time to share my knowledge with the world outside. I have founded my own company, DBArt, which Read more about Starting my life as a freelancer[…]