Principal Software Engineer , Percona
Alexey joined Percona in November 2010 as a member of the development group that produces Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup.
Before joining Percona, Alexey worked in MySQL AB's High Performance group for two years and then in MySQL development at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle for over four years. He is also the maintainer and, until recently, the sole developer of SysBench, a...
Solutions Architect , Codership Oy
Alexey Yurchenko is a founder and a self-appointed Solutions Architect at Codership Oy, developers of Galera replication engine.
Software technology executive with 25 years of experience working with backend technologies using all different database engines and 15 years of experience working in online marketing space. Involved in design and development of distributed scalable marketing system using MySQL backend and other open source technologies.
Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.
Head of database engineering , Spil Games
Worked over seven years with Spil Games and contributed as a developer, IT Architect, Database Administrator, Database Specialist and now head of Database Engineering to the growth of the company.
Principal Architect , The Rimm-Kaufman Group
Baron Schwartz is the Principal Architect at The Rimm-Kaufman Group. He develops tools that help users succeed with MySQL. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL.
Ben currently works as a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group, previous to this he was a DBA at Nokia, where he provided MySQL support for Mobile Services such as Music, Maps, and Messaging.
Principal Trainer , Percona, Inc
Bill Karwin has been a software engineer for over twenty years, developing and supporting applications, libraries, and servers such as Zend Framework for PHP 5, the InterBase relational database, and the Enhydra Java application server. Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions,...
Brandon has been working as a Systems Administrator for around 10 years now. For the last two years he has been working at SugarSync improving their sharded database infrastructure.
Fellow , HP
Brian is currently a Fellow at HP. He was previously the CTO of Data Differential, creator of Drizzle, a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer, and the former Director of Architecture for MySQL. He chaired the conference committee for the 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo.
MySQL Architect , Ning.com
I've been a long time MySQL community member and user. Through my career I have designed, implemented and maintained small to large scale MySQL installations while training and mentoring teams of DBAs. This includes building architecture from the ground up and improving on those that are currently in place while emphasizing scalability, performance and ease of use.
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.
Principal Architect , PayPal, Inc.
I work for PayPal, where I'm focused on systems architecture for large-scale payment systems. I'm also interested in big data, microelectronics, computational astronomy, bonsai trees, and social business. In my copious spare time I play the piano and feed my cat in Santa Clara, California.
Daniel Nichter is the lead developer and database tools specialist at Percona. He has been developing database tools for MySQL since 2005. At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expose, Daniel was named the Community Contributor of the Year for his work on Maatkit.
- , HP Cloud Services
Deva joined HP Cloud Services in 2012 and contributes to OpenStack. Previously he worked as a Principal MySQL Consultant at Percona. He studied computer science at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and has worked in the internet technology space since '99.
CTO , Continuent
Edward Archibald, CTO, brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, Edward was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including...
Storage Engineer , Facebook
Eric Barrett has 13 years of experience the storage and database industries, having worked at NetApp, Facebook, and a few startups in between. He currently leads the operations development group that handles MySQL backups at Facebook.
CEO, Principal Consultant , hastexo
Florian is a Linux high availability specialist, experienced technical consultant, seasoned training instructor, and technical writer. He is the principal author of the OpenStack High Availability Guide, was previously the principal author of the DRBD User's Guide, and has contributed numerous high availability articles to technical publications. He has previously spoken at Percona Live, the O...
Principal Architect , Box
Florian Jourda is a software architect at Box focusing on all aspects of the object oriented frameworks. He supervises both the web app side (ORM, MVC, ACL) and the infrastructure side (MySQL sharding, memcached strategy). He studied engineering at both Ecole Polytechnique and UC Berkeley.
QA Director at Continuent
MySQL Performance Engineer , Facebook
Harrison is member of Facebook database performance team. He previously worked at MySQL AB for 8 years as a trainer and support engineer.
He has also co-authored a book, MySQL Clustering.
Senior Performance Architect , Nokia
Henrik works as Senior Performance Architect at Nokia, where he is mostly interested in the performance of MySQL and Galera, but also other SQL and NoSQL databases. He previously worked as Chief Operating Officer at Monty Program and as a Sales Engineer at Sun Microsystems, selling MariaDB, MySQL and MySQL Cluster technologies while being closely in touch with their respective development...
Principal Consultant , Percona
Jay Janssen started using MySQL over 10 years ago, but honed his skills during 7 years at Yahoo as a High Availability Consultant specializing in MySQL. Today he works for Percona as a Principal Consultant.
Jeff Mace, Director of Professional Services, has 10 years of experience developing internet applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in June 2010 after having a chance to work with Tungsten and the Continuent team. Jeff started his career using DB2 at Penn State University. Since that time he has built event management software at AetherQuest Solutions and...
Co-founder and CTO , BigDoor
Jeff Malek, Co-Founder & CTO – Prior to starting BigDoor, Malek co-founded the company that became Zango in 1999 and became the company’s Vice President of Engineering. Malek held various roles within Zango including serving as Chief Client Architect and Vice President of Product Development. While the company was still in its infancy, Malek authored and tested the first versions of the...
Principal Trainer/Consultant , SkySQL Ab
Jens is a principal trainer and consultant within the Professional Services group at SkySQL. Prior to SkySQL, Jens was a Senior Consultant at MySQL and Principal Instructor at Sun Microsystems and ORACLE. Joining MySQL AB in 2005 and working internationally serving many large enterprise customers and well known Web 2.0 companies he delivers all MySQL related training. He has undertaken...
DBA Team Manager , Twitter, Inc.
Jeremy Cole leads a small team of DBAs that keep the world Tweeting. With more than 140 million active users and more than 400 million Tweets per day, Twitter is built on data and databases. Jeremy was an early MySQL user, and an early employee of MySQL; later on, a community member, and an outside contributor. He's done a little bit of everything in the MySQL world, and is now busy back in...
Software Engineer , Craigslist
Jeremy Zawodny is an incoming employee of Craigslist, having left Yahoo!'s platform engineering group. He has been described as "Yahoo!'s MySQL guru".
Sr. Vice President of Products , New Relic, Inc.
Jim has been in the application performance management space for more than 15 years as an engineer, architect, and visionary. At New Relic he serves as senior vice president of products and is responsible for product strategy and direction. His is also one of the chief architects of New Relic's database-intensive SaaS performance data collection system. Prior to New Relic, Jim held several...
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.
Dev Infrastructure Tools Lead Engineer , Etsy
John Goulah has been working in New York City over the last several years for a number of web sites in both technical and management roles, as well as the co-founder of several startups. Having spent much of his youth touring in rock bands and hacking from the road, he is no stranger to crowds, be it a smoke filled room or presenting to the company board. He strives for non mundane tasks and...
EVP Products , SkySQL Ab
Kaj Arnö is EVP Products at SkySQL Ab. Prior to that, he was VP MySQL Community at Oracle, Sun and MySQL AB, which he joined in 2001.
Senior Technical Account Manager , Percona
Kenny is currently Senior Technical Account Manager at Percona. Bitten somewhere in the late 90s by the open-source bug, most of his spare time was spent working with Linux & OpenBSD servers.
Eventually, after school ended, Kenny turned into a linux system administrator and performed that role at various companies.
Before joining Percona, he worked at a large social...
DBA , Facebook
I’ve been steadily scaling MySQL up for the last 5 years at Godaddy.com and then Facebook.com, using a combination of bash, php, and python in a vain attempt to replace myself with a collection of scripts.
MySQL Database Engineer , Facebook
Previously spent 5 years working in the MySQL Enterprise Support Team at MySQL AB et al, followed by a 2 year stint at Marin Software in San Francisco as a Senior DBA. Currently working for Facebook. Developed the XtraBackup Manager tool/project.
Senior Engineer , Tokutek
Leif Walsh is a software engineer at Tokutek. He has worked on performance-critical software at Google and Microsoft, and helped start RethinkDB. Leif studied math and computer science at Stony Brook University. In his spare time, he is an amateur lithography assistant
MySQL Team Leader , Pythian
Marco Tusa had his own international practice for the past twenty four years.
Marco Tusa has recently moved from Italy to Ottawa and is currently at Pythian as employee,...
Support Engineer , Percona Inc.
Marcos Albe has been doing web development for over ten years, providing solutions for various media and technology companies of different sizes. He is now a member of the Percona Support Team.
Born and raised in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, he became passionate about computers at the age of 11, when he got a 25Mhz i386-SX. Some ten years later, he became one of the pioneers in...
Software Engineer, Database Infrastructure , Facebook
Mark leads the MySQL development team at Facebook and makes MySQL better for a large deployment. Prior to that he led the MySQL development team at Google. He also worked at Oracle, Identity Engines and Informix on database internals. Mark has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark has worked in the computer industry for almost 30 years, this has included many roles in various software companies developing network and imaging applications. Prior to joining SkySQL he worked at Sybase as chief designer and project leader for the database kernel development team.
CEO , Eucalyptus Systems
Marten Mickos is CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing platforms for on-premise use. Previously as CEO of MySQL AB, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group. Marten holds a M.Sc....
Marty is one of a small handful of engineers at Pinterest.com who scaled the site from a few thousand users to millions of users.
Chief of Data Integration , Pentaho
I am the l chief architect and lead developer of the open source data integration project called Kettle or Pentaho Data Integration.
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.
A DBA of over 20 years’ experience. Mostly working with Sybase, at Fidelity International and Logica, amongst others. Now working at Trading Screen, in London, and tasked with keeping all the database systems running, at the same time as converting their current Sybase systems to MySQL.
"The Architect" , YouTube
Mike Solomon works at YouTube focusing on distributed systems. He collaborated on the recently released Vitess project and is actively working improvements to the efficiency of Youtube's MySQL infrastructure.
Software Engineer , Facebook
Nizam joined Facebook Database Engineering team in 2010. Since then he has been working on improving InnoDB compression and fixing crash recovery bugs. He loves working on MySQL Source Code.
Ori Herrnstadt is co-founder and CTO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army. After experiencing common problems of large-scale operational systems in military, healthcare, enterprise ERP, CRM systems and modern web applications, he developed the Orthogonal Architecture. In 2009, he co-founded Akiban Technologies to...
Patrick has been working as a QA Engineer in the MySQL world since 2007. In that time, he has worked for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle.
His work as a member of the Drizzle development team included testing a number of major features for the project's first GA release.
Currently a Sr. QA Engineer at Percona, Patrick continues to hone his skills with various QA tools such...
CEO , 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...
CEO , Percona Inc
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.
Raj is a Consulting DBA with both, a Systems Administration as well as a Development background, which provides a good grip of the fundamentals of any system and allows him to see the big picture. He gained exposure to a number of high-volume, high availability systems through his job as DBA and team lead at the Pythian group, where he was one of the first MySQL DBAs hired 8 years go....
Software Engineer , Google
Razvan works as a software engineer on the site reliability team that maintains Google's largest MySQL installations. He is particularly interested in scalability, databases, computer networks and operating systems, and data visualization. Prior to joining Google at the end of 2009, Razvan earned a PhD in Wireless Sensors Networks from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's and a master's...
Senior Operational 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...
CEO , Continuent
Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.
Software Engineer , Pentaho
I'm @rolandbouman, a Web- and BI Developer and Information Analyst. I'm currently working as a Software Engineer for Pentaho, a world-leading Open Source Business Intelligence Suite. In the past, I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Strukton Rail. I'm an active member of both the MySQL and Pentaho communities. I maintain a technical blog at...
Ronald has 24 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. His expertise covers MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 4 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from...
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...
VP of Technology , Box
Sam Ghods is the Vice President of Technology at Box, where he manages the direction and high level architecture of Box's application and technology stack. Prior to Box, Sam attended the University of Southern California, where he studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science for two years before joining Box in 2006.
Database technology specialist with more than 17 years of experience in managing and implementing complex database systems for mission critical applications. Extensive experience working with hundreds of different MySQL production deployments and other big data solutions like Hadoop clusters and Netezza data warehouse.
Director, Educational Services , Cloudera
Sarah Sproehnle is the Director of Educational Services for Cloudera where she helps customers learn to use Apache Hadoop for big data processing. Cloudera provides commercial support, training and services for the Apache Hadoop platform. Prior to Cloudera, Sarah was with MySQL for 5 years.
Founder , http://scalr.com
Sebastian is your typical munchkin, min-maxing everything he possibly can, and applying this special know-how to Scalr. When not being a complete nerd, he runs the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group, consisting of about 5500 members who meet monthly to trade war stories from operating infrastructure.
Prior to founding Scalr, Sebastian had a social life and enjoyed skiing, juggling,...
VP Architecture , Monty Program 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 “...
Optimizer Developer , Monty Program Ab
Sergei Petrunia is a query optimizer developer at Monty Program Ab. He implemented MariaDB's optimizer features like Table Elimination (MariaDB 5.1), improvements to semi-join subquery optimizations (MariaDB 5.3/5.5) and SHOW EXPLAIN (MariaDB 10.0).
Prior to Monty Program, he has worked for MySQL Ab/Sun Microsystems, where he was the author of query optimizer features like Partition...
Director of Engineering , Clustrix
Sergei led the Internet Operations Systems Infrastructure team at AOL, designing large-scale monitoring and configuration management systems, including the Simple Time-series Database (STDB), which stores monitoring data for all of AOL, replacing high-end database infrastructure. Sergei earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from University of Maryland, College Park.
DBA , Mozilla Foundation
Sheeri K. Cabral has a master's degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User Group and is the creator and co-host of OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. She...
Global Director of Systems Engineering , Virident Systems
Shirish Jamthe – Global Director of Systems Engineering
Mr. Jamthe is responsible for Systems & Performance Engineering at Virident Systems where his focus is to ensure that the Virident FlashMAX SSDs extreme performance is well utilized by applications. At Virident he also led the product development for Virident’s NOR Flash based MySQL Appliance. Prior to Virident he was Vice...
Senior Database and System Administrator , The Pythian Group
Singer been interested in technology and innovation since his introduction to Netrek, an early graphical multi-player Internet based game, in 1990. He received a Bachelor of Computer Science with a Minor in Theoretical Mathematics from Dalhousie University where he was first exposed to the mathematical beauty of the relational model. He worked with MySQL at Tilde Business Intelligence, a...
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Database Security , McAfee
Slavik Markovich is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Database Security at McAfee and has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure, security and software development. Slavik co-founded Sentrigo, a developer of leading database security technology acquired by McAfee in April, 2011. Prior to co-founding Sentrigo, Slavik served as VP R&D and Chief Architect at db@net, a...
Stephane Giron is a Senior Software Engineer at Continuent since 2005.
Stéphane is a principal consultant at SkySQL and one of the most experienced MySQL consultants in Europe. Before joining SkySQL, Stéphane spent 6 years at MySQL / Sun / Oracle as a lead consultant serving customers across France and EMEA. Stéphane lives in Paris, with his wife and son.
Director of Server Development , Percona
Stewart Smith joined Percona in 2011 as Director of Server Development with a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB.
Prior to joining Percona, Stewart worked at Rackspace on the Drizzle database server focusing on getting it through a critical milestone of a stable Generally Available (GA) release. Prior to Rackspace, he worked...
Architecture Team Member , YouTube
Sugu works for the YouTube architecture team. He's worked on various scalability projects there. He is a major contributor to the recently released Vitess open source project. Prior to YouTube, Sugu worked for the architecture team at PayPal where he built many of PayPal's core features. He also has many years of experience in development environments, compilers, and computer graphics.
Director of Product Management , Amazon Web Services
Sundar Raghavan is the director of product management for Amazon Database services, the creators of Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB. His owns the overall product management responsibility, focusing primarily on optimal customer experience and operational excellence. Prior to this role, he was the chief product and marketing officer at Skytap. He is an industry veteran with a successful 18 year...
Senior Software Engineer , Box
Tamar Bercovici is a Senior Software Engineer at Box where she specializes in scaling Box's database architecture and ORM layer. Prior to Box, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company), where she drove the development of the award winning uImage product. Tamar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Query Optimizer Developer , Monty Program AB
Timour has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB optimizer since 2004. Some
CTO, co-founder , Percona Inc
Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in LAMP performance, especially optimizing MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware using his multi-threaded programming background.
At Percona Vadim also designs no-gimmicks benchmark tests of hardware, filesystems, storage...
Vladimir has been helping people to scale their LAMP applications for more than 10 years, with a focus on performance optimization, architectural choices and deep knowledge of search and MySQL technologies. As a team lead on the PalominoDB European team, he provides high-profile remote DBA operational support and performance tuning on large, distributed open source database platforms. In the...
Architect , Taobao
Xiaozhe Wang coauthored the NginX drizzle and lua modules. He is experienced in distributed data analysis / storage system and high performance web services. He lives in Beijing and works as the architect of Linezing data analysis product in Taobao.
Engineer at Pinterest dealing with infrastructure and scalability.
(Former) Technical Expert , Taobao.com, Alibaba Group
Zhang Yichun coauthored the Nginx Drizzle and Lua modules. He maintains dozens of other Nginx modules and also contributes to the Nginx core by patches. While working for Taobao.com, he designed and implemented a data platform based on Nginx, Lua, and MySQL clusters. He lives in China and now works as an independent opensource developer.
Database Engineer , Facebook
Yoshinori is a database engineer at Facebook. Before joining Facebook,
Consultant , Percona
Yves is a Principal Consultant at Percona, specializing 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.
Yves holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Université de Sherbrooke. He lives in...