Susanne has been a database engineer for more than 16 years and has spent the last 3 years at Yelp. She loves being responsible for keeping big data reliable, scalable and fast for the user. Also she greatly enjoys how vibrant the open source community is with all things databases! Prior to joining Yelp, Susanne was the senior database engineer at DeNA where she developed data stores for mobile social apps running on MySQL as well as on NoSQL databases. Throughout her career she has covered a wide range of different database work from huge global players like Sanofi to -at that time- very early startups like Metamarkets. She holds a master’s degree from Goettingen University, Germany in mathematics and computing.