Torben Mathiasen

Principal Application Architect, Fusion-io

Torben Mathiasen is an application architect at Fusion-io, where he spends his time tuning and evaluating software stacks for optimal performance and reliability. Prior to joining Fusion-io, he spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard, architecting firmware for the ProLiant BladeServer portfolio. He also held a senior system architect position at Prevas, designing the next generation embedded systems for use by customers around the globe. He has made contributions to the Linux kernel in areas like ethernet, PCI-X and storage controller drivers.


As an increasing number of MySQL environments move to all flash based storage, additional resources aim to make the database better utilise this advanced technology. Applications have assumed rotational mechanical storage devices for the past 20+ years, trying to get the most performance by working around their limitations. Moving to fast flash based storage today increases performance... [read more]