Peter Friedenbach is a database professional with a passion for database performance. With over 35 years of experience with database systems in various roles as an engineer, architect, consultant, manager and director, Peter has seen the database industry evolve over the years. His experience with database performance dates back to the late 1980s and the early days of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) where he was the first Chairman of the Executive Steering Committee. What really makes Peter happy is the opportunity to measure and analyze the performance of complex database systems to try and understand where the real bottlenecks lie and how to significantly increase performance. Peter is currently the Performance Architect at Clustrix, Inc.