Earlier this week, Noah and I had the pleasure to conduct a 3-day in-person class with Percona on high availability for MySQL, in Toronto.

We've been fully operational for one year today. Time to take a quick breath and look back at a year that was among the most exciting in our lives, and time to look ahead to the next 12 months. In which things are likely to get even better.

It never fails. Someone manages to break their Pacemaker cluster, and Henrik starts preaching his usual sermon of why Pacemaker is terrible and why you should never-ever use it. And when that someone is GitHub, which we all know, use and love, then that sermon gets a bit of excess attention. Let's take a quick look at the facts.

For those of you coming to the High Availability Deep Dive tutorial that Yves Trudeau and myself will be co-presenting next Tuesday, here's advance information which you will find useful.

Now updated and fixed for Planet MySQL. Sorry about the earlier inconvenience.

This year, I have the pleasure of returning to the MySQL Conference & Expo as a speaker. Percona have picked up the torch that O'Reilly had held as the conference organizers, and they're putting together a 3-day conference this year. I am co-presenting a tutorial with Yves Trudeau from Percona.