Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

MC Brown

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MC Brown

VP Products, Continuent


A professional writer and technologist for over 20 years, MC Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management, networking, data centres and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms, with Systems using Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Unix, HP-UX, Open Source, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS/X and many more. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft for Windows Server and server certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer. Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information and products through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content and the content-delivery systems, including building documentation, white papers, and marketing materials. Throughout his career he has acted as architectural advisor to a wide variety of products, focused on user-centric functionality and use cases with an eye on enhancing current feature-sets with an eye to future functionality and requirements in a flexible way to ensure both ease of use and development. These activities have led to a keen eye and experience in Big Data, Hadoop, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, virtualisation, datacentres, content delivery, data migration and replication technology for heterogeneous databases.


27 April - 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM at Ballroom B
No database is an island and as NoSQL and BigData provide additional challenges and opportunities, you need a way for information and data to be replicated between your existing MySQL, MariaDB or Oracle installation out to other databases. Whether you are doing analytics, distributing data through Kafka to other systems, or merely sharing data with your NoSQL DB such as MongoDB, Couchbase or... [read more]
25 April - 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM at Room 210
In this session we'll look at Tungsten Replicator, which enables real-time and efficient replication of data from your transactional database. We'll focus on the filtering side, for massaging your data before/during replication. During this session we will cover various solutions used by our customers, some of the complex deployment models, and how that information can be modified as... [read more]
26 April - 9:25 AM - 9:45 AM at Main Scenario
Join Percona and the Diamond sponsors of the conference, VividCortex & Continuent to talk database trends
25 April - 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM at Main Scenario
Two years ago Continuent was acquired by VMware as the best-of-breed data services company to build their DBaaS solution. Changes in those plans led Continuent to be spun off back into an independent company. Continuent has been around since 2004, and our customers runs billions of dollars worth of business on our solutions. We have asked select Continuent customers join us to tell about how they... [read more]