Colin Charles

Chief Evangelist, Percona

Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:20am @ Matterhorn 2
New MariaDB major release is out of the door (really). It has new unique features (at rest encryption of the database, integrated Galera Cluster, GIS enhancements), performance enhancements (optimistic parallel replication, max statement timeouts, dump thread enhancements in replication), as well as better MySQL compatibility (temporal literals like 5.6). This talk will go over everything new... [read more]
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:10pm @ Matterhorn 3
Today you can use hosted MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server in several "cloud providers" in what is considered using it as a service, a database as a service (DBaaS). You can also use hosted PostgreSQL and MongoDB thru various service providers.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 9:00am @ Zürich 2
The MariaDB/MySQL world is full of tradeoffs, and choosing a high availability (HA) solution is no exception. This session aims to look at all the alternatives in an unbiased way. Preference is of course only given to open source solutions. How do you choose between: asynchronous/semi-synchronous/synchronous replication, MHA (MySQL high availability tools), DRBD, Tungsten Replicator, or Galera... [read more]