Automated Database Provisioning Papers

It’s been a week of databases, replication, provisioning and planning for automation. While winding down (it’s an on-call weekend) I found some links I’d marked for future reading. If you’re interested in database provisioning (especially read only replicated slaves), practical autonomics and how they could potentially be useful in a real environment then these papers make for an interesting ten minutes

It doesn’t take a massive leap in imagination to see how a similar approach could be used in to horizontally scale web servers in conjunction with an intelligent monitoring system or load balancer. Mix in some thin provisioning and centralised logging and it’s something I should really schedule some time to play with. Now, to the papers!

Database Replication Policies for Dynamic Content Applications(pdf)
Autonomic Provisioning of Backend Databases in Dynamic Content Web Servers(pdf)