Optimize MySQL performance on OpenShift with container-native storage

Red Hat developed a container-native storage (CNS) solution for OpenShift. After the initial release, a large number of customers had one question: "Can I run a LAMP-stack database on this?"

In the past 6 months, we set out to answer this question in a first-of-its-kind performance benchmark on hardware provided by Western Digital’s Data Propulsion Lab. The goal was to investigate whether OpenShift, running on VMware, integrated with Gluster as container-ready storage could run MySQL databases, typically found on web application stacks in containers, at sufficient speed. And if so, what is the best storage hardware to use for this? At which level of parallelism would we push either the storage or container cluster to it’s limits?

In this session, we'll share the findings of our endeavor and we'll discuss designing an OpenShift/CRS solution suited for such workloads.

  • Date:Tuesday, May 8
  • Time:3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Room:2011
  • Location:Moscone West - 2011
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:S1581
  • Industry:
  • Best for people who:Manage infrastructure, Design application/system architectures
  • Technical difficulty:Working knowledge required
  • Products and Services:Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Topic(s):Application platforms, Containers, Software-defined storage
  • Session Includes:None of the above
  • Primary solution:Storage
  • Time slot:Afternoon
Daniel Messer
Red Hat