Speakers

  • Principal Consultant, Data Recovery Specialist , 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.
  • Principal Consultant , Percona
    Alexander has over 10 years industry experience with the MySQL database and related technologies. His specialties are performance tuning, full text search, high availability, reporting, database infrastructure scale-outs and datawarehouses. He has helped many MySQL customers design extremely high performance databases with optimized schema and queries.
  • VP of Operations , Evernote
    Alexei Rodriguez leads technical operations for Evernote, the company that wants the world to remember everything and get things done. Previously, he was VP of Operations at Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) where he stewarded transforming the business from enterprise software to a global SaaS provider. Earlier in his career, Alexei held technical operations leadership roles at Ning, Earthlink, and Loudcloud. Alexei received his BSBA Computer and Information Science from the University of Florida.
  • Solutions Architect , Codership Oy
    Alexey Yurchenko is a founder and a self-appointed Solutions Architect at Codership Oy, developers of Galera replication engine.
  • MySQL DBA , Red Ventures
    Standard Linux systems administrator turned DBA when interest and necessity met. Previously employed at Rackspace working with large Enterprise customers and currently working at Red Ventures mostly as a MySQL DBA. Avid fan of cooking and a student of ancient language and culture.
  • Senior Sales Engineer , SkySQL
    After some 15 years with commercial databases as consultant, Sales Engineer and in many other roles, I joined mySQL in 2004 to work as a Sales Engineer. In 2010 I decided I needed some more technical experience, so I join Recorded Future as database Architect. After 2 years with that, I realized I missed the close customer contacts and decided to join SkySQL, again as Sales Engineer.
  • CEO/CTO , Sphinx Search
    Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.
  • MySQL DBA , Pythian
  • Senior Software Engineer , LinkedIn Corp
    Antony Curtis is an advocate of Open Source software and long-time user of alternative operating systems. His involvement with MySQL spans more than 10 years and he was a software developer for MySQL AB from 2003 to 2008.
  • Head of database engineering , Spil Games
    Worked over eight years at 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. Spil Games is a world leader in casual gaming that pursues growth through constant innovation.
  • CEO and Co-Founder , NuoDB, Inc.
    Barry is an accomplished software CEO with over 25 years of industry experience in the USA and Europe, running private and public companies ranging in scale from early startup phase to 1,000+ employees. He loves to build companies around industry-changing paradigm-shifts in technology. Barry joined IONA Technologies (NASDAQ:IONA) in the very early days and ultimately as CEO led Ireland's most successful software company through its strongest period of growth. He built the company to over 10,000 customers, over 270 technology partners, over $180m in revenues and over 70% marketshare. IONA's Orbix became the most widely deployed strategic middleware product in the world. Under Barry's leadership IONA introduced the industry's first middleware microkernel now incorporated in the popular open source FUSE ESB product. IONA laid the groundwork for modern SOA-based systems, and was influential in the rapid growth of the Irish technology industry during the Celtic Tiger era. As Chairman and CEO of StreamBase Systems Barry took an MIT project led by Dr Michael Stonebraker and built it into the market pioneer and leader in Complex Event Processing (CEP). StreamBase uses advanced database technologies to correlate, analyse and respond to hundreds-of-thousands of events per second. StreamBase is widely used today in financial services, ecommerce, multi-user online games, and intelligence applications. As connected devices, RFID, sensor networks and real-time systems continue their explosive growth CEP is set to become a pervasive part of computing everywhere.
  • DBA , Tango
    For the past 10 years, Ben has been a DBA, developer, and Sys Admin working on high volume production systems at Garmin, PalominoDB, and Tango.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    Ben currently works as a Remote DBA for Percona, previous roles have included Team Technical Lead at Pythian, and Senior DBA at Nokia.
  • Senior Knowledge Manager , Percona
    Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems.
  • Co-founder & Chief Architect , Tokutek
    Dr. Kuszmaul’s research focuses on developing computer systems and hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry won 5 out of 6 categories in Jim Gray’s 2007 sorting benchmark contest, sorting a terabyte in 197 seconds. He formerly architected Akamai’s distributed data collection system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal network architect for the Thinking Machines CM-5 Supercomputer. Dr. Kuszmaul is also a Research Scientist in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
  • Lead Systems Administrator , SugarSync
    Brandon has been working as a Systems Administrator for over 12 years. For the last three years he has been working at SugarSync improving their sharded database infrastructure and finding ways to increase capacity.
  • Fellow , HP Cloud Division
    Brian Aker is an HP Fellow in the Cloud Services organization. He is responsible for infrastructure engineering, technical operations and customer satisfaction. Aker is also a core developer and member of the Drizzle Foundation Board. He brings more than 22 years of IT experience to HP and has an extensive background in both technical and business leadership, along with in-depth experience in next generation open source technologies. Prior to joining HP, Aker was a Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems where his team was responsible for the next generation of MySQL and Drizzle. He also led efforts to improve Memcached at Sun. He was co-author for the O’Reilly book on Slashcode, and currently authors and maintains a number of open source projects including Drizzle, Libmemcached and Gearman. Aker has chaired a number of conferences, including the MySQL conference, and is a frequent public speaker.
  • Founder and CEO , ClearDB
    Cashton Coleman is founder and CEO of ClearDB, and the original architect of its fast growing cloud database platform. His passion is solving database high availability issues in dynamic and challenging cloud environments. Prior to founding ClearDB, Cashton spent more than 15 years designing and building high volume information systems and services for companies and organizations like Baylor University, Salon.com, Feedster and Zend Technologies.
  • 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.
  • Chief Evangelist , MariaDB
    Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known on the conference track having spoken at many of them over the course of his career.
  • Senior Software Developer , Percona
    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.
  • Architect ,
    Since 1999 I have learned and given back to the mySQL community, before replication was stable, when myISAM was the Hot storage engine and new over ISAM. I frequently give talks and help people to understand how mySQL can help them. I mainly deal with scale but the entire LAMP stack is my domain. From CSS down to Kernel tweaks is my contribution to FriendFinder, Friendster, Flickr, RockYou, SchoolFeed, Weebly to you!
  • Production Engineer , Square
    Dave Apgar works for Square as a Production Engineer, focusing on system automation, monitoring, and obviously databases. Prior to Square he worked at Yahoo! as High Availability Architect and lead developer on Yahoo!'s global server load balancing platform.
  • Senior Software Engineer , LinkedIn
    Davi Arnaut is a member of the MySQL development team at LinkedIn. He works closely with LinkedIn's data team to add new features to MySQL, evaluate performance, and track down and fix bugs. In the past, Davi was a lead software engineer in the MySQL development teams at Twitter and Oracle.
  • Proprietor , Berube Consulting
    David Berube is a software developer, consultant, speaker, and writer. He is constantly researching, perfecting, and practicing his trade. He is a prolific writer, appearing in places such as Dr Dobbs Journal, Linux Magazine, IBM DeveloperWorks, PHP International Magazine, and many others. He speaks frequently, notably including his seminar series, "Making Money Using Open Source Software". He authored the books "Practical Rails Gems" and "Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails", and co-authored the book "Practical Rails Plugins."
  • Director of Training , Percona
    Dave is responsible for Percona’s customer training. His focus is on quality, delivery methods, and ensuring that Percona Training remains one of the best in the business—OK the best in the business!
  • CTO , GreenSQL
    David is a recognized international expert in computer security advising companies on threat management, real-time network protection, advanced network design, and security architecture. David has founded a number of high-tech start-up companies, including Vanadium-Soft, Preacos, and Moksai. As a senior technology director at Fortinet, a leading international IT security firm, David provided consulting services to global businesses and opened new international regions. He was the information security manager for Bezeq, a national telecommunications company, and the chief scientist at Ofek, a leading Israeli IT and security consulting firm. In addition to his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, David confesses to being heavily self-taught—a quality that has served him well in this highly dynamic industry. David often lectures at international security events, including the last RSA Conference 2013.
  • DBA , Dropbox
    David Turner joined Dropbox in 2013. He has more than 10 years experience working with databases such as Oracle and MySQL. He was drawn to MySQL because of his interest in database internals and a deeper understanding of systems architecture. With MySQL he has found he has more freedom to explore. His experience in working at larger shops such as Facebook, Pinterest, Sprint, and Zendesk has given him a strong understanding of scaling issues and of managing massive amounts of data and databases.
  • MySQL Performance Architect , Oracle
    Over 20 years in the IT industry, focused mainly on databases and systems performance, with the past several years working full time on MySQL Performance at Oracle. Previously 15 years at the Sun Benchmark Center in Paris (now Oracle, currently OSC) working on customer's workloads performance and scalability optimizations, including various tender competitions. Previously at the Informix Benchmark Team in France. Author of the dim_STAT Performance Monitoring & Analyzing tool, and actively publishing MySQL Performance related articles at http://dimitrik.free.fr/blog.
  • Database Engineer , Facebook
    Domas is a member of Facebook database performance team. In past he volunteered for Wikipedia and worked at Sun Microsystems and MySQL.

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