Speakers

  • Lead, Architect , Fusion-io
    Nisha Talagala is Lead Architect at Fusion-io, where she works on innovation in non volatile memory technologies and applications. Nisha has more than 10 years of expertise in software development, distributed systems, storage and I/O solutions, and non-volatile memory. She has worked as technology lead for server flash at Intel - where she led server platform non volatile memory technology development, storage-memory convergence, and partnerships. Prior to Intel, Nisha was the CTO of Gear6, where she designed and built clustered computing caches for high performance I/O environments. Nisha also served at Sun Microsystems, where she developed storage and I/O solutions and worked on file systems. Nisha earned her PhD at UC Berkeley where she did research on clusters and distributed storage. Nisha holds more than 30 patents in distributed systems, networking, storage, performance and non-volatile memory
  • Head of SQL Layer , FoundationDB
    Ori Herrnstadt is leading the SQL development at FoundationDB, marrying SQL capabilities with NoSQL scale. Previously, Ori founded and served as CEO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large-scale operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army.
  • Community Manager , Talend
    Community Manager at Talend - abstract submitter for conferences.
  • Senior Systems Engineer , Hewlett Packard
    Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HP in the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: “Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” (Wiley) “Expert PHP and MySQL” (Wiley) In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL as well as tinkering with various other OpenSource and OpenStack projects. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth and son Kiran, daughter Sara, lots of trees and rocks, as well as his Kubota tractor.
  • Consultant , Percona
    Peter joined the European consulting team in May 2012. Before joining Percona, among many other things, he worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. Peter's first and foremost professional interest is performance tuning. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary with his wife and son.
  • 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.
  • DBA Consultant , BBC
    I am having 10 years of experience in multiple RDBMS technologies on various versions (Oracle 8i/9i,10g/11g, Mysql 3.x/4.x/5.x,Postgres 7.x/8.x, SQL server 7/2000/2005/2008). Having extensive experience in managing very large databases in Banking , Retail , Publishing and ISP domains. As a lead DBA provided Database Administration services to clients around the globe including ones in India,UK,USA and Singapore.Having vast experience in transitions, technical proposals, Disaster Recovery & HA solutions and creating COE. Created and designed curriculum for MySQL database administration for senior DBAs. Conducted several database administrations sessions for junior and senior DBAs. I am having Engineering Degree from Madras University and certified Oracle 9i/10g DBA. Received several awards on innovation, customer delight , best team and team player category. Currently providing Database consultation service.
  • Support Engineer , Percona
    Przemek joined Support Team at Percona in August 2012. Before that he spent over five years working for Wikia.com (Quantcast Top 50) as System Administrator where he was a key person responsible for seamless building up MySQL powered database infrastructure. Besides MySQL he worked on maintaining all other parts of LAMP stack, with main focus on automation, monitoring and backups.
  • Software Engineer , Percona
    Raghavendra Prabhu is the Product Lead of Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at Percona. He joined Percona nearly 2 years ago. Before joining, he worked at Yahoo! SDC at Bangalore for 3 years as Systems Engineer, primarily dealing with databases (MySQL). Raghavendra's main interests include databases and operating systems, specifically linux kernel. He also likes to contribute and has contributed code upstream to several FOSS projects — for more details on that visit http://wnohang.net/code. In his spare time, he likes hacking code, reading books on his kindle DX, playing games over PC and rest of the time spending time over IRC.
  • Engineer , Square, Inc.
    Randy's obsession with computers began in 1974 when he was just 14 years old. In 1977, Randy joined a new company called Apple Computer as their first software engineer and employee #6. While at Apple, Randy wrote MacWrite, the world's first WYSIWYG word processor, for the launch of the Macintosh in 1984. Randy's career spans many of Silicon Valley's most notable companies such as E*TRADE, eBay and Google. In 2011, Randy joined Square and has most notably built the payment gateways to the company's payment partners today.
  • Senior Operational DBA , Blackbird, (formerly 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 Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB). 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.
  • DBA , Dropbox
    Renjish Abraham is the Tech Lead DBA for Dropbox MySQL SRE where he focuses on automation of everything MySQL. Before Dropbox Renjish was also a Tech Lead at YouTube where he lead the MySQL operational efforts.
  • MySQL Geek , self
    14 years with Yahoo. The go-to guy for performance issues. Major troller of forums.mysql.com.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Sales Consultant , Talend
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  • 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 http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/ and I co-authored two books about Pentaho: Pentaho Solutions and Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    Roman is a Remote DBA in Percona. His duties include handling remote DBA ops, developing and improving of monitoring tools. He also maintains Percona Monitoring Plugins project. Roman holds both B Sc and M Sc Honors Degree in Computer Sciences. Prior to joining Percona, Roman worked as a Technical Support Engineer for hosting software and services on Positive Software Corporation later acquired by Parallels Inc., on different positions such as Configuration Manager, DBA, Senior Software Engineer and Technical Leader on outsourcing projects on SoftServe Inc. and on some smaller companies. The largest project was Cisco Ironport SenderBase Security Network. Roman holds certificates OCP MySQL 5 and CCNA.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Rongrong is currently a software engineer on MySQL Engineering team in Facebook. She has been working on MySQL for a little over a year now, mostly focusing on defragmentation, statistics, and whatever comes up in production.
  • Senior MySQL Architect , Oracle
    Rune Humborstad is a Senior MySQL Architect at Oracle, working on MySQL Server architecture since 2008. From 2004 to 2008 he held the position as Overall Architect in the database group at Sun Microsystems. Before this, he worked as senior developer/architect on Clustra/HADB, a clustered and highly available database system. Rune Humborstad holds a M.Sc. in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  • , Percona
    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.
  • DBA Badass , GitHub
    Sam is an experienced MySQL DBA working for GitHub. He is currently located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Santosh is a software engineer at Facebook working on improving MySQL. He improved multiple replication features like Global Transaction Identifiers, Multi-threaded slave and Semi-sync so they work at Facebook scale efficiently. Before joining Facebook, he graduated from Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Senior Director Database Administration , Big Fish Games
    Sean Chighizola is the Senior Director of Database Administration at Big Fish Games. He has over 12 years of experience leveraging MySQL to build and support high transaction volume ecommerce websites. His recent primary focus has been building interoperability between priviate cloud provider and Big Fish datacenters to support database infrastructure of scalable online games. Prior to Big Fish he worked at Intelius Inc and TraceRegister LLC and is a member of The Society for Information Management (SIM).
  • CEO , Codership
    Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.
  • Chief Architect MariaDB , SkySQL
    Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB and SkySQL 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.
  • 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 Pruning, Index Merge (MySQL 5.1), and numerous smaller improvements in query optimizer and other parts of the server. He maintains a highly technical blog at http://s.petrunia.net/blog
  • Engineer , Outbrain
    Shlomi is a senior infrastructure engineer at Outbrain, where he acts as data geek. He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the common_schema, openark-kit & mycheckpoint open source tools, and blogs at http://openark.org. Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.
  • MySQL Database Engineer , Facebook
    Shlomo has been on the MySQL Operations team at Facebook since 2011, managing one of the biggest MySQL clusters in the world — mostly by being lazy and making automation manage it instead of him. Before making the switch to manage 1000s of MySQL servers, Shlomo was pretty happy with 100s of them at companies like Sears and Wix, where he was a DBA and a developer. Prior to diving into to the MySQL world in 2006, Shlomo used to be a SQL Server DBA at the Israeli Intelligence Corps, but he can't tell you how many servers he managed there.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Steaphan is the tech lead for the MySQL Engineering team at Facebook. A life-long free software advocate and contributor, Steaphan currently spends most of his time making MySQL faster, more reliable, and more efficient for Facebook's highly-available, web-scale deployment. Prior to Facebook, he spent many years as a Lecturer of Computer Science at Binghamton University.
  • MySQL Consultant , Percona
    Stephane is working as a MySQL consultant for Percona. Before this role he was a MySQL DBA for leading French companies such as Dailymotion and France Telecom. He has been using the LAMP platform for more than 10 years and he is a regular speaker at conferences on MySQL and free software.

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