Are you running a database in the cloud? Worried that you're doing it wrong?
Engine Yard supports a broad set of databases with flexibility for customers to modify and configure. However, freedom to adapt and extend standard functionality comes with unexpected negative consequences: modifications can seriously affect durability and performance. I've observed common problems, patterns and best practices with big (and not so big) data. I'll highlight the most common pitfalls and discuss how to avoid them.
Video for this talk is available here: http://vimeo.com/83755776