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Wednesday, May 12 • 14:00 - 15:00
Venmo's Aurora Upgrades With Open Source Tools

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Venmo's Aurora database clusters are the centerpiece of its success, but it's not without its own operational challenges like upgrading from one major version to another. To unlock performance efficiency and operational costs, we had to rely on a number of Open Source tools to make a successful non-event upgrade possible.

- Percona Monitoring and Management to measure query performance.
- pt-upgrade to validate queries between versions.
- ProxySQL for a virtually no downtime switchover/rollback.
- In-house tools to bridge some gaps in testing.

During this talk, we will piece together these tools and the process we followed to not let Venmo users down.

Speakers
avatar for Kushal Shah

Kushal Shah

MTS 1, Database Engineer, Paypal/Venmo
Kushal is MTS 1, Database Engineer at Venmo (Paypal) with focus on Database scalability and reliability. He has 7 years of expereince working on relational as well as NO SQL data stores like MySQL, MongoDB, DocumentDB, DynamoDB. Prior to Venmo, he has worked as Database Engineer at... Read More →


Wednesday May 12, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
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