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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Charity Majors

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Charity Majors

Cofounder/CEO, Honeycomb


CEO/cofounder of Honeycomb combines the raw accuracy of log aggregators, the speed of time series metrics, and the flexibility of APM (application performance metrics) to provide the world's first truly next-generation analytics service. Previously ran operations at Parse/Facebook, managing a massive fleet of MongoDB replica sets as well as Redis, Cassandra, and MySQL. Worked closely with the RocksDB team at Facebook to develop and roll out the world's first Mongo+Rocks deployment using the pluggable storage engine API.


20 April 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM at Ballroom G
Upgrading databases can be terrifying and perilous, and for good reason: you can totally screw yourself! Every workload is unique, and standardized test suites can rarely give you enough information to evaluate how any given upgrade will actually perform for your query set. We'll start by defining with the minimal diligence you should do before upgrading any data store, no matter how... [read more]
20 April 03:30 PM - 04:20 PM at Ballroom H
Jeremy and Charity have built monitoring systems for a positively stupid number of databases. We will give a ~20 minute overview of some common best practices over the lifecycle of a company, from the first day of your startup to a publicly traded company at scale, and then open it up for audience stories and Q&A for the rest of the slot time. (Come for the best practices, stay for the war... [read more]
19 April 04:50 PM - 5:15 PM at Ballroom H
Are you an accidental DBA? A software engineer, operations engineer, or startup founder who suddenly found yourself responsible for designing/scaling/not destroying a bunch of data? Hey, me too! We should form a support group or something. In this talk we’ll cover devops/DBA best practices from the earliest seed stages (survival, selecting the right storage layer) all the way up through... [read more]