Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Josh Snyder

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Josh Snyder

Site Reliability Engineer, Fitbit


Josh is a Database Engineer at Fitbit. A veteran infrastructurer, he has been known to work on everything from load-balancers to deployment to metrics collection. His biggest focus is stateful services, including datastores of both the SQL (MySQL, Postgres) and NoSQL (Cassandra, Consul) variety. Recently he’s been spending a lot of time with Cassandra: scaling, monitoring, and automating Fitbit’s clusters. Strike up a conversation with him about methods for securing Postgres authentication, restoring backups extremely quickly, or providing a consistent view of a replicated MySQL cluster.


27 April - 1:50 PM - 2:40 PM at Ballroom B
Queues are essential to software systems, present everywhere from MySQL to RollerCoaster Tycoon. Understanding these queues is key to achieving consistently high performance. In this session, we will consider many of queues involved in servicing database queries, and some of the queueing theory we can use to optimize them. Using examples from MySQL and Cassandra, the session will examine the... [read more]