Keynote Panel: Impact of MySQL 5.6 and its Future in the Cloud

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24 April 9:50am - 10:35am

The release of 5.6 is a pivotal moment in the history of MySQL, enabling both enhanced performance and impressive innovation. Yet what must be done to ensure MySQL stays competitive in the “world order of the cloud” and the growing reality of big data? Join panelists from HP, Continuent, Amazon Web Services, and Percona as they share their unique perspective about the reality and future of the MySQL ecosystem.

Moderator: Terry Erisman (Chief Marketing Officer, Percona)

Recording

Speakers

Brian Aker
Fellow, HP Cloud Division
Biography: 
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.
Robert Hodges
CEO, Continuent
Biography: 
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.
Peter Zaitsev
CEO, Percona
Biography: 
Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on MySQLPerformanceBlog.com and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.
Simone Brunozzi
Senior Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Biography: 
Simone Brunozzi serves as a Senior Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, focused on the Bay Area (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) and the rest of United States. He frequently mentors at tech accelerators worldwide (Techstars, H-Farm, Founder Institute, MindTheBridge, and others). After having been a four-times entrepreneur, a University professor, a CTO, and after writing two technical books and two novels, he joined Amazon.com in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe (EMEA), to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications. In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. In 2010 he received the “2010 Cloud Evangelist of the Year” award. In July 2012, Simone relocated to San Francisco, where he maintains the same role, focusing on events, companies and startups in California, mainly in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia, Oceania and Africa, speaking at more than 500 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles).