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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Vadim Tkachenko

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Vadim Tkachenko

CTO, Percona


Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in LAMP performance, especially optimizing MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware using his multi-threaded programming background. Source code patches authored by Vadim have been incorporated by Oracle Corporation and its predecessors into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. At Percona Vadim also designs no-gimmicks benchmark tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases. He focuses on real-world performance and functionality scenarios that are often missed by standard benchmarks. Most benchmarks are done on a sponsored basis for vendors who wish to validate their product's worthiness, with the unedited results published on the MySQL Performance Blog (if the sponsor allows). Vadim actively consults for many Alexa Top 1000 web properties, but has an increasing focus on hardware appliances and storage engines. He is leading Percona's emerging expertise in solid-state storage with his launch of the SSD Performance Blog.


19 April 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM at Ballroom E
TokuDB is write-optimized storage engine and naturally it is quite different from traditional B-Tree-based engines. I will talk about what is different about it, and how it should be used and configured to get the best experience. TokuDB is a specialized engine: we can't expect it to be a silver bullet for all cases! We will discuss when it shines -- and when it does not. Internal... [read more]
20 April 04:30 PM - 05:20 PM at Room 210
The rise of Solid State or Flash storage is one of the great technology changes impacting the database world. With this impact comes many questions for potential users of the technology. Traditionally, databases were designed based on the premise that storage is slow and that sequential IO operations are much faster than "random" ones. This is not the case with Solid State storage.
21 April 12:50 PM - 01:40 PM at Ballroom D
Amazon, already very successful with its RDS database as a service platform, a few months ago started a new database service: Aurora. What's different about Aurora? Which tasks are it suitable for it? What kind of load is bad for it? In this talk we will review what is known about the Aurora architecture. Then we'll present some benchmarks using Aurora and regular RDS instances and... [read more]