Percona Live London 2011 Speakers

Percona Live features leading experts in MySQL discussing real-world usage scenarios and application architectures.

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Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev

Founder and CEO, Percona

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

 

Matthew Yonkovit

Matthew Yonkovit

Principal Consultant, Percona

Matt has been working with relational databases since the mid '90s as a DBA, system administrator, and all around techie. Before joining Percona, he worked at MySQL and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, helping to build architectures for Fortune 500 and top Alexa-rated companies.

 

Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz

Chief Performance Architect, Percona

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL, and creator of Maatkit. He consults with Percona's customers, and develops tools and practices for Percona's team.

 

Andrew Aksyonoff

Andrew Aksyonoff

CEO/Founder, Sphinx Search

Andrew is by all accounts a Russian Geek, who created Sphinx back in 2001 and has been working on the code ever since. He is fluent in C++, Russian, and off-colour American comedies.

 

Anders Karlsson

Anders Karlsson

Database Architect, Recorded Future

Anders Karlsson is the database architect at Recorded Future where MySQL is used, togther with many complementary technologies. Before joining Recorded Future in 2010, Anders was a Sales Enginer/Consultant at MySQL since 2004, and before that he has worked for in the database industry in different positions more than 20 years, for companies such as Oracle, Informix and Times Ten.

 

Yoshinori Matsunobu

Yoshinori Matsunobu

Principal Infrastructure Architect, DeNA

Yoshinori Matsunobu is a database and infrastructure architect at DeNA, living in Tokyo. Yoshinori's primary responsibility at DeNA is to make our database infrastructure more reliable, faster and more scalable. Before joining DeNA, Yoshinori worked at MySQL/Sun/Oracle as a lead consultant in APAC for four years. Yoshinori has written eight MySQL related technical books so far and has published technical articles about MySQL, Linux, and Java for a monthly database magazine since 2004.

 

Domas Mituzas

Domas Mituzas

Database Engineer, Facebook

Domas is a database engineer at Facebook. He also do some systems and software (mostly performance-oriented) development for Wikipedia, as well as runs databases and other systems there. He served on the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation January 2008-August 2009. He also worked at Sun/MySQL (2005-2009), and before that he did work for MicroLink (at first known in Lithuania as Delfi) – regional data services provider. He lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Johan Andersson

Johan Andersson

CTO, Severalnines

Johan works for Severalnines, a company focused on building fast, scalable, and highly available solutions. Prior to Severalnines, Johan was working at Ericsson/MySQL/Sun/Oracle and was the Principal Consultant and lead of the Cluster consulting group.

 

Yves Trudeau

Yves Trudeau

Principal Consultant, Percona

Yves specializes in MySQL High-Availability and scaling solutions. Prior to joining Percona in 2009, he worked as a senior consultant for MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, assisting customers across North America with NDB Cluster and Heartbeat/DRBD technologies.

 

Kenny Gryp

Kenny Gryp

Principal Consultant, Percona

Kenny joined Percona in July 2010. He came from the online social network NetLog, where he was the MySQL DBA. He started using open source long before the Millenium and has been involved in system administration for more than 7 years. Kenny loves cooking for his girlfriend, traveling, learning new things, and meeting new people. He lives in Belgium.

 

Frédéric Descamps

Frédéric Descamps

Consultant, Percona

Frédéric is an experienced Open Source consultant with expertise in infrastructure projects as well in development tracks and database administration. Frédéric is a believer of devops culture.

 

Alexey Rybak

Alexey Rybak

Head of A-team, Badoo

Alexey Rybak managed the development team in Badoo for over three years at a start-up stage, while the company grew up from zero to millions users. As a current head of A-team in Badoo Alexey is responsible for various "core" or "unexpected" stuff. Alexey has over 12 years experience in software architecture, development and management. Earlier in his career, Alexey was a head of web development at Mamba and also held development positions in electronic media companies. He holds a Master's degree in Physics from Moscow State University.

 

Jonathan Levin

Jonathan Levin

PalominoDB

Jonathan has come from many industries and from many countries. He's been in the travel industry, online retail and recently people searching and anti-money laundering. Jonathan has a background in MySQL DBA, database development, project management and man management. Jonathan lives in the UK where he likes to spend time with his wife and newborn daughter. Jonathan's hobbies are reading technical books and blogs as well as personal development and business books.

 

Florian Haas

Florian Haas

CEO, Principal Consultant, Hastexo

Florian is a Linux high availability specialist, experienced technical consultant, seasoned training instructor, and technical writer. He frequently contributes to projects like DRBD, Pacemaker, Heartbeat, Corosync, and others. Florian is the principal author of the DRBD User's Guide, the Linux-HA User's guide and a number of Technical Guides on high availability, and a sought-after conference speaker.

 

Paul Mikesell

Paul Mikesell

Founder, VP of Strategy and Technology, Clustrix

Prior to starting Clustrix, Paul was the founder and director of engineering at Isilon Systems, where he designed, architected, and developed all of Isilon's scale-out NAS products while building the company to $100M. Before Isilon, Paul was the development manager for all of RealNetworks infrastructure products. Paul earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

 

Aaron Passey

Aaron Passey

CTO, Clustrix

Before joining Clustrix, Aaron was the chief architect for Isilon Systems. Starting in the early years of Isilon, he architected the industry-changing OneFS distributed file system from scratch, and was named as an inventor on 26 patents. He was responsible for the technical direction of the product that took Isilon to over $115M annual revenue. As chief architect, he maintained close ties with engineering, sales, marketing, customers, and vendors in order to maintain the rapid pace of innovation critical to Isilon's success.

 

Robert Hodges

Robert Hodges

CEO, Continuent

Robert Hodges, CEO, brings over 20 years of experience in database and application engineering management. Prior to Continuent, he worked as a Senior Engineering Manager at Sybase, where he worked on a variety of RDBMS products. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen group, where he managed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.

 

Roland Bouman

Roland Bouman

BI and Web Developer

Roland Bouman is a business intelligence and webdeveloper. He's part of the MySQL and Pentaho communities and maintains a technical blog at http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/. He's authored 2 Pentaho related books: "Pentaho Solutions" and "Pentaho Kettle Solutions".

 

Henrik Ingo

Henrik Ingo

Senior Performance Architect, Nokia

Henrik works at Nokia as the resident MySQL expert. Prior to Nokia he worked with MySQL Cluster at Sun Microsystems. He is an active contributor to Drupal and the MySQL forks and is the author of the book "Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source".

 

Espen Braekken

Espen Braekken

Vice President of Global Services, Percona

Espen is the VP of Global Services at Percona. He has worked in the database industry for more than 20 years, managing consultants at Oracle and developers at Amadeus (e-Travel). He has also served as consulting manager at several smaller companies.

 

Brendan McAdams

Brendan McAdams

Developer, 10gen

Brendan McAdams is a software engineer at 10gen, where he maintains and supports the Java driver for MongoDB, as well as providing support for alternative JVM languages. He is currently developing a Hadoop integration plugin for MongoDB. Brendan's open source work related to MongoDB includes contributions to MongoKit, a Python object mapper for MongoDB as well as the creation of beaker_mongodb, a MongoDB persistence layer for the popular Python-based Beaker caching system. Brendan also created Casbah, a Scala toolkit for MongoDB.

 

Istvan Podor

Istvan Podor

Senior Consultant, Percona

Istvan Podor works as a Percona Senior Consultant from the historical city of Szekesfehervar, Hungary. His particular expertise is high-traffic websites driven by MySQL. Prior to joining Percona in 2009, Istvan worked for several Alexa Top 500 websites on high availability solutions and high load performance tuning.

 

Ryan Lowe

Ryan Lowe

Dir. Americas Consulting, Percona

Ryan is a Principal Consultant and Director of Percona's Americas Consulting practice. Prior to joining Percona in 2008, Ryan worked for a variety of companies, including several startups, and he has a background in many different database technologies. He has extensive experience as a developer, DBA, manager, and consultant. In addition, he has worked in a broad range of industries across the globe, including health care, telecommunications, social networking, and defense. His specialties include full-stack performance optimization, scaling, and high availability. When not working, he enjoys traveling, skydiving, and experimenting with new technologies.

 

Tamas Kozak

Tamas Kozak

Support Engineer, Percona

Tamas has been working as a Percona Support Engineer since June 2010. Prior to joining Percona, he worked for an Alexa Top 50 site, where he played a key role in developing the company's e-invoicing platform for its Internet payment processing division. He also took part in designing and developing the software and hardware architecture of a new PCI-DSS compliant Internet payment service provider. He has a genuine interest in high availability, security, and business related topics.

 

Aurimas Mikalauskas

Aurimas Mikalauskas

Principal Consultant, Percona

Aurimas was the first person to join founders Peter and Vadim after Percona was formed in 2006, to specialize primarily in performance consulting. He began using MySQL for various demanding web projects in 1999, while working as a system administrator. In 2002, he was recruited by a dedicated server hosting startup to work as a performance engineer. Performance optimization service was key to this company's success. In addition to MySQL performance optimization, his key areas of expertise include: MySQL High Availability, full text search, web and content cache servers, and MySQL data recovery.

 

Aleksandr Kuzminsky

Aleksandr Kuzminsky

Principal Consultant, Percona

Aleksandr's first experiences using MySQL were in 2000, as a developer and as a system administrator at an Internet Services Provider. Since then, he has also acquired a great deal of experience in a variety of different Unix variants and network services, as well as in Operational Support Systems and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) development. Prior to joining Percona, he taught Cisco courses and built multi-service Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks in Ukraine and in the Caucasian countries. At Percona, he specializes in InnoDB and MyISAM data recovery. Aleksandr lives with his family in the suburbs of Kiev. He enjoys playing with his young son and gardening.

 

Ovais Tariq

Ovais Tariq

Support Engineer, Percona

Ovais Tariq works as a Support Engineer for Percona. Before joining Percona, he worked for different types of companies ranging from a startup to a big media organization. He has extensive experience in developing for and managing LAMP stack. He has worked in different roles, including that of a software engineer, development manager, dba and consultant. His particular fields of interest include high-performance systems, designing database/application architectures, high availability and fixing bottlenecks.

 

Devananda van der Veen

Devananda van der Veen

Consultant, Percona

Deva joined Percona in July 2009 as a Principal Consultant, with a focus on scalability and performance tuning. He studied computer science at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and has worked in the internet technology space since '99. Prior to joining Percona, he was the sole DBA at HydraNetwork for several years, and also provided consulting for a number of Southern California startups. He now works from his home in Washington's Olympic Mountains where he lives with his wife and two beloved huskies.

 

Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe Maxia

QA Director, Continuent

Giuseppe is the QA Director at Continuent. He is active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. During the past 25 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C , French, Spanish, Java. Giuseppe works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

 

Mindaugas Zukas

Mindaugas Zukas

CEO, Ivinco Ltd.

Mindaugas is CEO and co-founder of Ivinco Ltd., a UK based company that specializes in search engine implementation and consulting. He has years of experience in managing LAMP-stack based projects. Before starting Ivinco he held technical and business roles at internet/tech solution companies including Percona.

 

Sergei Golubchik

Sergei Golubchik

VP Architecture, MontyProgram Ab

Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book.

 

Oli Sennhauser

Oli Sennhauser

Senior MySQL Consultant, FromDual GmbH

Oli is a Senior MySQL Consultant and founder of FromDual GmbH. He works with databases since the 2nd half of the Ninety's. Most of the time as consultant. Since 2006 he worked as MySQL consultant for many customers mostly in Europe. He likes solving customers problems in various areas like MySQL operations, MySQL Cluster, Performance Tuning, Architecture and Design etc.

 

Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin

Chief Architect, Paypal, Inc.

Daniel Austin is Chief Architect at Paypal, where he is focused on large-scale payment systems. In a past life, he's worked for organizations such as CERN, NASA, Sun, Yahoo! in pursuit of making the Internet faster and smarter.

 

Jon Topper

Jon Topper

Director & Principal Consultant, The Scale Factory

Jon Topper has been working on LAMP infrastructure for the last decade. His company The Scale Factory are infrastructure specialists, with clients ranging from small technology startups to large international media companies.

 

Mike Griffiths

Mike Griffiths

Director & Principal Consultant, The Scale Factory

London-based Mike has been working with web technology for 15 years, and MySQL for over 10 years. Formerly of Yahoo! and Proven Scaling, he's now co-owner of The Scale Factory, an infrastructure consulting company.

 

René Cannao

René Cannao

Senior Operation DBA, PalominoDB

René has 10 years of working experience as System, Network and Database Administrator mainly on Linux/Unix platform. In the last 4-5 years his experience was focused mainly on MySQL, working as Senior MySQL Support Engineer at Sun/Oracle and now as Senior Operational DBA at PaolominoDB. In this period he build an analytic and problem solving mindset and he is always eager to take on new challenges, especially if they are related to high performance.

 

Seppo Jaakola

Seppo Jaakola

CEO, Codership

Seppo, CEO of Codership, has 10 year experience in database replication/clustering environmrnt, and has participated in the development of four different replication systems during his career. In his current position, in Codership, Seppo works with the ultimate replication solution: Galera Replication. Prior to DBMS clustering career, Seppo has worked several years with the R&D of information security and FIrewall clustering solutions.

 

Alexey Yurchenko

Alexey Yurchenko

Senior Software Engineer, Codership

Alex started his career in DBMS clustering development in 2003 at Continuent, where he was hooked up on synchronous replication. After that he joined R&D team at Meshcom Inc, learning the ways of mesh networking, embedded SW development and Scrum process management. There he got this crazy idea that running a software company can be fun and joined as a partner in Codership, specializing in group communication system development. In his former life he held a Masters Degree in Astronomy from SUNY at Stony Brook and worked as a software engineer at Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics

 

Shlomi Noach

Shlomi Noach

Consultant, openark.org

Shlomi is a software developer, a MySQL DBA, consultant & instructor. He authors the openark-kit and mycheckpoint open source tools, and blogs at openark.org. He is the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.

 

Colin Charles

Colin Charles

Chief Evangelist, Monty Program Ab

Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few. He was the Program Chair for the MySQL Conference from 2008-2011.

 

Liran Zelkha

Liran Zelkha

Co founder, SCALEBASE

Liran has over 20 years of technological experience, in developing applications and database administration. Liran has over 7 years of MySQL administration experience as a technological consultant for a wide variety of companies - both big and small.

 

Stéphane Combaudon

Stéphane Combaudon

MySQL DBA, Dailymotion

Stéphane is a MySQL DBA at Dailymotion, one of the leading video-sharing websites in the world. He has been using the LAMP platform for almost 10 years in various companies and is particularly enthusiastic about MySQL. He is a regular speaker at conferences on MySQL and on free software.

 

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith

Director of Server Development, Percona

Stewart Smith joined Percona in 2011 as Director of Server Development. He has a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB. Stewart is one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server. Stewart joined Percona in 2011 as Director of Server Development with a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB.

 

Jan Lehnardt

Jan Lehnardt

Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Couchbase, Couchbase

Jan Lehnardt has been involved with CouchDB since 2006 as a developer, consultant and evangelist. In late 2009 he co-founded CouchOne (now Couchbase) together with CouchDB inventor Damien Katz and contributor J Chris Anderson. He's the co-author of O’Reilly’s CouchDB: The Definitive Guide. He enjoys working with and on open source software. Jan is a co-organizer of the JSConf-family of conferences, most notably JSConf EU as well as the Buzzwords series of conferences focused on Big Data, Analysis, Search and Storage. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

 

Torben Mathiasen

Torben Mathiasen

Senior Solutions Technologist, Fusion-io

Torben Mathiasen is a Senior Solutions Technologist at Fusion-io, where he spends his time tuning and evaluating software stacks for optimal performance and reliability. Prior to joining Fusion-io, he spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard, architecting firmware for the ProLiant BladeServer portfolio. He also held a senior system architect position at Prevas, designing the next generation embedded systems for use by customers around the globe. He has made contributions to the Linux kernel in areas like ethernet, PCI-X and storage controller drivers.

 

Ivan Zoratti

Ivan Zoratti

Director of Field Services, SkySQL

With 25 years of experience in computer science and IT, Ivan started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines, RSX and VMS Macro programming. Entrepreneur since 1988, he set up and managed IT companies in Europe. He has been an independent journalist and author of technical books for 15 years. Ivan has worked on Data Warehouse and BI projects since the early 90s, with DEC RDB, Informix, Oracle, SQLServer and later MySQL. In 1997, he joined MicroStrategy as Director of Professional Services and Advanced Solutions in Europe, where he has been directly involved in the architecture and development of some of the largest DW on the planet. Ivan joined MySQL in 2005 and led the European Pre-Sales team for the Software Infrastructure Group at Sun Microsystems. At SkySQL, Ivan is responsible for the Field Services team in Europe.

 

Nickolay Ihalainen

Nickolay Ihalainen

Principal Consultant, Percona

Nickolay joined Percona in December 2010, after working for several years at what is now the most popular cinema site in Russia. During the time he was there, Nickolay and a small team of developers were responsible for scaling the site into one which now serves over a million unique visitors per day. Prior to that, he worked for several other companies, including NetUp, which provides ISP billing and IPTV solutions, and eHouse, the oldest Russian e-commerce company. Nickolay has a great deal of experience in both systems administration and programming. He is an expert in scalability, performance, and system reliability. Nickolay has a degree from Moscow State University.

 

Dr. John Busch

Dr. John Busch

Founder and CTO, Schooner

Dr. John R. Busch is Founder and CTO of Schooner Information technology, focusing on high performance and highly available databases for high volume web facing, cloud, and enterprise services. Prior to Schooner, John was director of computer system research at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, VP of Engineering with Diba, founder of Clarity Software, and R&D director of computer systems at Hewlett Packard. John holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA, M.S. in Mathematics from UCLA, M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and attended the Stanford Sloan program.

 

Wes Biggs

Wes Biggs

Chief Technology Officer, Adfonic

Wes is co-founder and CTO of Adfonic, Europe’s largest independent mobile advertising marketplace. From the day he hooked up his first 300 baud modem, Wes has been developing software and designing platforms for online telecommunications with a passion bordering on the obsessive. At Adfonic, his job ranges from designing the big picture boxes and arrows down to the nitty gritty implementation of key services. When he's not hacking away on the code himself, he's working with the rest of the technical team on the next batch of innovative features. Prior to setting up Adfonic in 2008, Wes worked for a variety of start-ups and Internet-focused consultancies, and has founded and/or contributed to a number of open source projects.

 

Jack Kreindler

Jack Kreindler

Founder, GenieDB

Dr Jack Kreindler is the founder of GenieDB, originally a London based start-up now head-quartered in California. GenieDB was built as an efficient solution to one hardest distributed data problems we still face - providing an immediate consistency, partition intelligent data replication across multiple data-centres. Prior to GenieDB, Jack founded the technology incubator, Blueorange, where the need for a product that combined SQL and schemaless, scaleable datastores became clear, seeing growing pains faced by many innovative enterprise software and web-apps built by Jack and his team over the last decade.

 

Rich Kelm

Rich Kelm

COO & VP of Sales, Sphinx Search

Rich received his start in software/databases at MySQL in 2002. In 2009, he heard about a great search server called Sphinx and decided it would be foolish not get behind such a great technology. He now serves as the COO at Sphinx Search and looks forward everyday, to spreading ‘the word’ about the riddle that is Sphinx.

 

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