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YouTube brings Vitess MySQL scaling magic to Kubernetes

YouTube is working to integrate a beefed up version of MySQL with Kubernetes

YouTube is working to integrate a beefed up version of MySQL with Kubernetes

YouTube is working to integrate Vitess, which improves the ability of MySQL databases to scale in containerised environments, with Kubernetes, an open source container deployment and management tool.

Vitess, which is available as an open source project and pitched as a high-concurrency alternative to NoSQL and vanilla MySQL databases, uses a BSON-based protocol which creates very lightweight connections (around 32KB), and its pooling feature uses Go’s concurrency support to map these lightweight connections to a small pool of MySQL connections; Vitess can handle thousands of connections.

It also handles horizontal and vertical sharding, and can dynamically re-write queries that could impede the database performance.

Anthony Yeh, a software engineer at YouTube said the company is currently using the service to handle metadata for the company’s video service, which handles billions of daily video views and 300 hours of new video uploads per minute.

“Your new website is growing exponentially. After a few rounds of high fives, you start scaling to meet this unexpected demand. While you can always add more front-end servers, eventually your database becomes a bottleneck.”

“Vitess is available as an open source project and runs best in a containerized environment. With Kubernetes and Google Container Engine as your container cluster manager, it’s now a lot easier to get started. We’ve created a single deployment configuration for Vitess that works on any platform that Kubernetes supports,” he explained in a blog post on the Google Cloud Platform website. “In this environment, Vitess provides a MySQL storage layer with improved durability, scalability, and manageability.”

Yeh said the company is just getting started with the Kubernetes integration, but once users will be able to deploy Vitess in containers with Kubernetes on any cloud platform supported by it.

How Web Content Filtering is Affected by Social Networking

Research and Markets has added Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Analysis of Global Web Content Filtering Market” to their offering. anylises

The prevention of malware exposure, content liabilities, and meeting government compliance has grown significantly in demand in the last three years. However, vendors are in a constant state of competition in which acquisitions, partnerships, volatile rebranding, consolidation, and aggressive pricing structures have created global strategic and tactical marketing. Cloud solutions have become a disruptive technology for on-premise appliances where cloud solutions are seen as a new way to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and capital expenditures (CAPEX). Mobile and remote devices are becoming a new paradigm for corporate environments with laptops, tablets, and smartphones as a major concern.

-Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook and Twitter, along with a growing establishment of new Web sites, opened new channels for malware distributors to perform malicious attacks.

-Organizations face the complexity of managing evolving malware, maintaining productivity, and meeting compliance.

-Number of malicious sites identified each day, percent of legitimate sites compromised by malware distributors.

-Employees have become a liability to an organization’s security; throughout 2011 major corporations experienced security breaches as a result of Web 2.0 Web site access.

-Access to inappropriate content such as pornography, violence, and racism can create litigations and lawsuits that could range in the millions of dollars.

-Loss of productivity remains a top concern with executives, where content management becomes highly complex and laborious.

-Social networking sites can cause productivity concerns because of cyber slacking activities.

-Large enterprises seek solutions offering simplified, single-console management features that can control a large number of devices and users.

-Web content filtering vendors must address requirements presented by legacy systems, different platforms, and a variety of information technology (IT) environments in enterprises.

-Additional features such as data loss prevention (DLP), antivirus, and network optimization tools are becoming increasingly integrated within secure Web gateway solutions.

-Cloud computing, or software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web content filtering solutions, provide SME’s with low total cost of ownership (TCO) and efficient offsite filtering abilities.

-Partnerships with major Web 2.0 sites and major acquisitions of smaller security vendors indicate a new trend in achieving market leadership and penetration.

-Frost & Sullivan believes convergence of Web content filtering with additional security solutions will become the new paradigm within the next five years.

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