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Facebook has one of the largest, if not the largest, MySQL installations in the world, and has created a tool to keep that system online with as little human intervention as possible. It’s called MySQL Pool Scanner and, Facebook’s Shlomo Priymak wrote in a post on Monday describing it, it’s designed to automate “nearly everything a conventional MySQL Database Administrator (DBA) might do so that the cluster can almost run itself.” Not only does MPS handle availability but, Priymak noted, it also lets administrators do things such as copy the entire Facebook dataset with a single command.

  1. RockingJamboree Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    Am I right about this?

    “…it also lets administrators do things such as copy the entire Facebook dataset with a single command.”

    So when the NSA comes calling as says, “We want ALL the data on everyone,” that is just one click away! Neat! Then again, that Data would be just as easily accessible to be mined by ANYONE with enough money, clout or chutzpah to see it done!

    My friend, Brian says that the “P” in “MySQL” stands for “Privacy”!

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    1. ugh, shut up

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      1. Truth hurts, eh?

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