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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Bob Burgess

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Bob Burgess

Database Operations Engineer, Shopify


Bob has been squeezing every drop out of MySQL for several years, having previously spent several years roaming in the Garden of Oracle. In late 2007, he found himself suddenly (and without warning) responsible for storing and retrieving all the information amassed at Radian6, the original leading social media monitoring company. Now, as an operations engineer for Shopify, the database challenges are bigger than ever.


19 April 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM at Ballroom B
Different patterns of data (or data access) in MySQL can often benefit from out-of-the-ordinary methods of storing or arranging the data. The main choices include storage engines, storage hardware, and table structure. Combinations of these three variables alone can be overwhelming. In this talk, I will discuss several shapes of data and data access and reveal results of testing various... [read more]