Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

John Schulz

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John Schulz

Principal Consultant, The Pythian Group Inc


In the last 40 years I Have designed and built databases less than a megabyte small enough to fit on cell phones, to databases several petabytes in size, requiring a good sized data center to hold them. Have worked with Many open source database technologies including MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, CouchDB, CouchBase, PostgreSQL and many others.


25 April - 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM at Ballroom B
For many years the B-Tree has reigned supreme as the data structure of choice for most databases. There have always been a few other data structures used as well but they were generally not the way most data was stored. In the past few years a bewildering array of new storage structures seem to have appeared. Why have these alternatives come to be? What can they do for us? Each data structure has... [read more]