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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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