Conventionally relational databases like MySQL are inflexible and application developers are required to configure and provision database capacity to meet peak or near demand. This is neither cost effective, nor even feasible for high growth companies.
Traditional solutions to this problem are hard-to-use, non-standard, and fragile. In this talk, we present an alternative approach to solve this problem based on ParElastic. ParElastic is software that makes groups of databases work together as a single virtual database. The application perceives a single instance of MySQL and in most cases the unmodified application can be made to work with ParElastic.