Robert Hodges

Senior Staff Engineer, VMware

Robert Hodges is the former CEO of Continuent, which was acquired by VMWare in late 2014. He works on cloud data management services for VMware’s cloud offering, vCloud Air. Robert has over three decades in the field of databases and has worked with technologies ranging from pre-relational systems to Hadoop and NoSQL. He has a wide range of technical interests and is currently focused on DBMS operation in hybrid clouds.


MongoDB is a popular NoSQL DBMS that shares the ease-of-use and quick setup that made MySQL famous. But is MongoDB really up to the job? Is it right for your applications? If you understand MySQL well, you know how database systems work. In this talk we will demonstrate how to lean on your knowledge of topics like schema design, query optimization, indexing, sharding, and high availability to... [read more]
MySQL is practically a standard for managing data in the cloud. But what are the real risks of managing data there? How do you manage risks when you don't even know what they are? In this keynote we'll illustrate how cloud data management problems divide into the classic buckets of known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. MySQL users can use this classification to build more... [read more]
Continuent Tungsten 2.0 includes key feature improvements to help you manage very large datasets on MySQL. It also sets the stage for operation in cloud environments like Amazon.