Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Evan Elias

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Evan Elias

Director of Engineering, Tumblr


Evan is a software engineer and database automation expert based in New York City. He was originally engineer #4 at Tumblr, where he recently returned to direct several backend engineering teams. Previously he was a member of Facebook's MySQL Infrastructure team, where he deployed GTID to the world's largest MySQL fleet, and led development of the company's internal DBaaS platform. He has been using MySQL since 2003, and is the creator of two open source tools: Jetpants, a shard orchestration toolkit; and Skeema, a schema management system.


26 April - 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM at Ballroom A
Skeema ( is a new open source CLI tool for managing MySQL schemas and migrations. It allows you to easily track your schemas in a repo, supporting a pull-request-based workflow for schema change submission, review, and execution. This session will introduce Skeema, walking through its functionality and usage.