Keynote: How MySQL Can Thrive in the World of Massive Data Hype

24 April 9:00am - 9:45am

NoSQL solutions are oversold, but this is no reason for MySQL fans to become complacent. There are new challenges in data management, and relational databases must solve them or risk becoming irrelevant. This keynote will describe our work on Continuent Tungsten to deliver better infrastructure and architecture for MySQL-based systems. We will use our experiences to propose a roadmap for the MySQL community that includes new tools as well as advances needed within the MySQL server itself.



Robert Hodges
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.