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How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Data

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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 13:00 to 13:30

Abstract

Today’s applications are demanding larger and larger amounts of data than ever before. This explosion of data requires people to think outside the box and look for new alternatives to ensure their data is easily accessible to the outside world. What sort of decisions do architects and designers need to take into account before jumping headlong into a new project? How do you create an application driven by massive amounts of data without falling into the same problems others have faced? It requires a mind shift, and a different way of thinking about old problems.

Speaker

Matt Yonkovit

Vice President of Consulting

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. During his career as a DBA, Matt has designed and supported massive database deployments run on MySQL, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Postgres, and the AS/400.

Matt has a passion for performance and spends a lot of his free time doing things like benchmarking, finding outside-the-box solutions for today's performance challenges, and trying to make things just go faster.

Matt is a Nerd. He's also the Big DBA Head and co-founder of the project formerly known as Waffle Grid. He lives with his wife in St. John's, Michigan.