Open Source Database Ecosystem
At Percona we see time series databases as a trend of 2017, hence the idea of having quick 5-minute lightning talks from projects that we think are stellar, followed by a quick panel on time series data stores in general. We discuss the "why a new time series data store" question, why these are ideal solutions, users, as well as where they see the future of this space.
Co-founder/CTO, Timescale - Professor of Computer Science, TimescaleDB
Michael J. Freedman is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, as well as the co-founder and CTO of Timescale, building an open-source database that scales out SQL for time-series data. His work broadly focuses on distributed systems, networking, and security. Freedman developed and operated several self-managing systems -- including CoralCDN, a decentralized content distribution network, and DONAR, a server resolution system that powered the FCC's Consumer Broadband Test -- which reached millions of users daily. Freedman's work on IP geolocation and intelligence led him to co-found Illuminics Systems, which was acquired by Quova (now part of Neustar) in 2006. His work on programmable enterprise networking (Ethane) helped form the basis for the OpenFlow / software-defined networking (SDN) architecture. Freedman is also a technical advisor to Blockstack, building decentralized services leveraging the blockchain. Honors include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, given by President Obama), Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, DARPA Computer Science Study Group membership, and multiple award publications. Prior to joining Princeton in 2007, he received his Ph.D. in computer science from NYU's Courant Institute and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees from MIT.
Paul Dix is cofounder and CTO of InfluxData, the company behind InfluxDB, the open source time series database. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley's Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison Wesley's Professional Ruby series. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which has over 9,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.
Production Engineer, SoundCloud Ltd.
Björn is a Production Engineer at SoundCloud and a Prometheus core developer. Previously, he was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google and a number cruncher for science.
Software Engineer, Elastic Search
Engineering Manager, Facebook
I am an accomplished software engineer with experience optimizing applications and system software for parallel architectures, including current multi-core and future many-core architectures. I have significant kernel development experience focused on thread scheduling, having written a unique OS thread scheduler focused on graphics workloads. I am currently researching future many-core hardware; I am focusing specifically on novel software architectures and tools. I am also interested in opportunities to write tools and software to utilize reconfigurable architectures and hardware (such as FPGAs).
Team Lead, Yandex
Software Developer. Primarily Java. In Yandex since 2011. Currently - Head of Yandex.Market Infrastructure Development Group. In charge of service monitoring systems and automation. Solid expertise in ClickHouse. A Graphouse co-creator and maintainer.
Chief Evangelist, Percona
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, 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 within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
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 Percona Database Performance Blog 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.