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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Orchestrator at Square

Orchestrator at Square

 21 April 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM @ Ballroom G
Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Operations and Management


Managing a large farm is often difficult and tedious, especially with variances in hardware and configurations among different machines. Orchestrator makes managing a large set of MySQL instances easy with the distribution of agents to every host, and a central orchestrator to issue commands. Attendees will learn about Square’s work to integrate Orchestrator into its infrastructure and the changes that came along with it. We will also talk about the ease and scariness of destructive operations automated with a simple push of a button.


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Brian Ip

Platform Engineer, Square, Inc.


Brian is a Platform Engineer at Square, where he manages their instances of MySQL. Before joining Square, Brian achieved his BS in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. In his spare time, he likes to do open-water swimming in the San Francisco Bay while practicing his anti-shark karate moves.

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Grier Johnson

Platform Engineer, Square


I write Ruby and Go code for Square. Most of the time that code tries to automate things that humans hate to do. I'm hoping to work up to automating things that humans don't mind doing.

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John Cesario

DBA, Square, INC


John has over a decade of experience managing large numbers of linux systems and databases. Currently he is a member of the Database Engineering team at Square.

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