• Senior Database Engineer , Rakuten, Inc.
    Abdel-Mawla is an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.0 and 5.6 Database Administrator and Developer. He joined Rakuten,Inc. since December 2014 as a Senior Database Engineer responsible for providing support in many MySQL areas such as MySQL replication, Performance Tuning, Backup and Recovery, system troubleshooting &optimization and Galera Cluster support as well. Before joining Rakuten, he worked for FromDual GmbH as a Support Engineer and for The Book Depository (a UK Amazon company) as MySQL DBA and Java Software Developer for more than 6 years . In general, Abdel-Mawla adores working in the database technologies, especially, in the administration part. He is an Oracle Certified Associate Database 11g Administrator and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator as well. Abdel-Mawla originally from Egypt but he currently lives in Tokyo - Japan. In his spare time he enjoys playing piano, snowboarding and watching movies.
  • DBA Team Manager , Percona
    Akshay Suryawanshi, climbed through many roles since his joining at Percona in March 2013. Currently he manages the APAC team at Percona Managed Services department.
  • Co-Founder , Codership
    Alex is the Co-Founder of Codership and started his professional software development career in 2003 at Continuent where he was hooked up on synchronous replication. After that he joined R&D team at Meshcom, Inc learning the ways of mesh networking, embedded SW development and Scrum process management. There he got this crazy idea that running a software company can be fun. In his former life, he held a Masters Degree in Astronomy from SUNY at Stony Brook and worked as a software engineer at Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics.
  • Team Manager , Pythian
    Alkin has extensive experience in enterprise relational databases working in various sectors for large corporations. With more then 20 years of industry experience he has acquired skills for managing large projects from ground up to production. For the past five years he's been focusing on e-commerce, SaaS and MySQL technologies. He managed and architected database topologies for high volume site at eBay Intl. He has several years of experience on 24X7 support and operational tasks as well as improving database systems for major companies. Currently leading global operations team on Tier 1 support for MySQL customers.
  • Principal Software Engineer , Hewlett Packard
    Andrew Hutchings (aka LinuxJedi) is a Principal Software Engineer for Hewlett-Packard's Advanced Technology Group, a think tank for open source technology. He is physically based in the middle of nowhere in the United Kingdom but manages and works with a global development team. Before joining HP he was a Senior Sustaining Engineer for SkySQL, Software Developer on the Drizzle project at Rackspace and a Senior MySQL Support Engineer for Sun Microsystems / Oracle Corporation specialising in MySQL Cluster and C/C++ APIs. He is also co-author of the book MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    A production MySQL DBA with years of eclectic experience in MySQL versions, replacements, platforms and problems. Beginning life as a Production DBA working within Nokia's Music service with SQL Server, the company's direction gave Andrew the opportunity to work at scale with MySQL 5.1 and gain DBA certification. In 2011 Andrew took a remote position with the Pythian Group and sharpened his skill set to include new products and techniques non-existing among the Nokian environments. Since fall 2013, Andrew has been working within Percona's Remote DBA team plying his experience to the client's environments and internal tools developed to keep operations slick.
  • MySQL HA Product Management , Oracle
    Andrew is a Product Manager with responsibility for MySQL High Availability Solutions – in particular replication, MySQL Cluster and other clustering technologies. His primary roles in MySQL are working with engineers to make sure that MySQL Cluster & replication evolve to meet the needs of their users as well as spreading the word on the what people can get from these technologies.
  • Senior Database Administrator (freelance) , DBArt
    Has worked over nine years at Spil Games and contributed as a developer, IT Architect, Database Administrator, Database Specialist and Head of Database Engineering to the growth of the company. Recently he has started his own company that enables him to work on various MySQL and database performance related projects.
  • MySQL DBA , Percona
    Ben currently works as the Technical Lead for the Percona Remote DBA team, previous roles have included MySQL Team Technical Lead at Pythian, and Senior DBA at Nokia.
  • Senior Database Architect , SchoolMessenger
    Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems.
  • Chief Evangelist , MariaDB
    Colin Charles works on MariaDB Server at MariaDB Corporation. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives to call Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia home (but has a travel schedule that says otherwise). He has worked on MySQL & its variants for over a decade. Before MySQL AB, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known on the conference track having spoken at many of them over the course of his career.
  • Information Security Architect , Percona
    David has been a Linux systems admin for around 14 years, and generally in different roles - development, network admin, support, DBA, and more. He is a Fedora user and a fan of puppet (not so much the hat - nor Bert & Ernie, however). As time allows, he contributes to the EPEL packages for Openstack. He has an interest in infosec, and so is generally paranoid about security. He is also familiar with metasploit, sqlmap, john, oclHashCat, and has also written a few python tools. Living in Whitchurch, United Kingdom, he holds a 2nd dan black belt in Ju-Jitsu and, with his Father and Uncle, helps to teach at a local non-profit club with ages ranging from 6+. He also teaches computing to students at a local school using the Raspberry Pi as the platform running Raspbian. He is proud that they're starting to grow beyond basic networking and logical programming patterns to get the students thinking about solving problems with basic robotics
  • Principal Consultant , Pythian
    As a Principal Consultant for the MySQL technology group at Pythian, I get to interact daily with some of the brightest minds in the Relational Database and NoSQL world, as well as research new technologies and methods for maintaining MySQL environments for the myriad of use-cases required by Pythian's clientele.
  • MySQL Performance Architect , Oracle
    Over 20 years in the IT industry, focused mainly on databases and systems performance, with the past several years working full time on MySQL Performance at Oracle. Previously 15 years at the Sun Benchmark Center in Paris (now Oracle, currently OSC) working on customer's workloads performance and scalability optimizations, including various tender competitions. Previously at the Informix Benchmark Team in France. Author of the dim_STAT Performance Monitoring & Analyzing tool, and actively publishing MySQL Performance related articles at http://dimitrik.free.fr/blog.
  • Senior Global Technical Marketing Manager , HGST
    Earle F. Philhower, III is the Senior Manager of the Solutions and Benchmarking Lab at HGST.  There he gets to work with the latest technology HDD, SSD, and Software that HGST has to offer in order to help customers get the most from HGST’s portfolio.  He has over seven years’ experience in creating high performance solid state storage solutions for customers, starting at Virident in 2006 and continuing at HGST after Virident’s acquisition in 2013.  His hands-on experience covers a broad spectrum of enterprise use cases from major vendor databases, caches, virtualisation, clustering, and HPC codes to bespoke C++ and Java applications. Prior to his time at HGST and Virident he spent several years at VxTel, where he developed highly parallel and scalable ASIC RISC/DSP processors, from architecture to layout to application coding, and systems-on-a-chip to support the burgeoning VoIP market.
  • Senior Architect , Percona
    Frédéric is an experienced Open Source consultant with expertise in infrastructure projects as well in development tracks and database administration. Frédéric is a believer of devops culture.
  • MySQL DBA , Wikimedia Foundation
    Jaime works as a database administrator for the non-profit organization Wikimedia Foundation, host of Wikipedia and other similar open knowledge projects. His main topics of interest are MySQL query optimization and architectures for high availability. He is a former MySQL A.B./Sun Microsystems/Oracle/Percona instructor and consultant, and has also worked as an independent MySQL consultant at DBAhire.com
  • Senior System Engineer , Booking.com
    Since joining Booking.com in October 2013, Jean-François is working on growing the MySQL installations by removing replication bottlenecks (he also works on other engineering problems that are less relevant here). One of his latest project is the Binlog Server but he also has an in deep understanding of GTIDs and parallel replication (and a respectable understanding of InnoDB, Linux and TCP/IP). Before Booking.com, he worked as a System/Network/Storage Administrator in a Linux/VMWare environment, as an Architect for mobile services provider, and as a C and Java Programmer in an IT Service Company. Even before that, when he was learning computer science, J-F studied cache consistency in distributed system and network group communication protocols.
  • Lead DBA , myDBAteam
    Jeremy Glick is a Lead DBA at MyDBAteam. As part of his day-to-day responsibilities, he leads a team of DBAs through a broad range of categories, including performance tuning, data security, HA, and DR planning. Jeremy holds multiple MySQL certifications and is a RedHat RHCE. Jeremy is also the Organizer of the Chicago MySQL Meetup.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Kenny is currently Principal Architect at Percona.
  • Head of Technical Account Management , Percona
    Liz joined Percona after spending 5 years as a performance consultant for a University research lab in Belgium. During this time, she spent most of her days measuring and trying to reduce the impact of virtualized environments all across the software stack. Optimizing software became something of an obsession, and MySQL found its special place in her heart soon after. Liz has spoken and led tutorials on DBA best practices multiple times at past Percona Live events.
  • Database Administrator , ebay Classifieds Group
    Luis has been working with Information Systems since 1999. He worked as a developer, system administrator, and has been dealing with Relational Databases since 2001, when he started as a certified Oracle DBA. Luis is a proud member of the London Perl Mongers since 1999. He is also the author and maintainer of a handful of irrelevant Perl Modules. He worked for RIPE NCC, where he had the opportunity to manage the RIPE Whois Database and maintain the software behind it. Since he joined ebay Classifieds Group in 2010 he has been working exclusively with MySQL databases, servicing ebay Classifieds Group business units in more than 13 countries. When time allows Luis blogs about practical Database Administration in his personal blog, Deaf by Salami, watches "House, MD" and Science Fiction movies, and travels around the world making photos of landscapes and people.
  • Principal Software Engineer , Oracle
    Luís Soares is a Principal Software Engineer and the MySQL Replication Team lead at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.
  • MySQL DBA , IE Domain Registry
    Marcelo Altmann works for the IE Domain Registry as a MySQL Database Administrator, he joined the company in July 2013. Before IEDR, Marcelo worked in several IT companies in Ireland and Brazil developing and managing MySQL servers.
  • MySQL Team Lead , Pythian
    With years of experience as a MySQL DBA, Mark has direct experience administrating everything from multinational corporations to tiny web startups. He leads a global team of talented DBAs to identify performance bottlenecks and provide consistent daily operations.
  • Senior Software Development Manager , MySQL @ Oracle
    Mark has worked on MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server servers, and monitoring and management tools for these, for an extensive time. He joined MySQL in 2005 as a Support Engineer and is now a Senior Software Development Manager in Oracle's MySQL Enterprise Tools group, where he helps lead development of MySQL Enterprise Monitor. He also works closely with the MySQL server team on the Performance Schema, and MySQL instrumentation in general, as well as the integration of the Sys schema. Mark is the original developer of the sys schema, a collection of views, procedures and functions, that can be used to help interpret Performance Schema and Information Schema data.
  • Senior Site Reliability Engineer , Modernizing Medicine
    In my current position as Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Modernizing Medicine, I am responsible for the overall availability and performance of our flagship product EMA. Duties include architecture in the cloud, scaling for rapid growth, data protection and security, as well as general linux and MySQL database administration. In a previous role I was responsible for overall hardware and software architecture for a start-up, which rapidly grew into a $750 million+ public company. I love Linux, MySQL, and open source.
  • Senior Product Line Manager , VMware
    A professional writer and technologist for over 20 years, MC Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management, networking, data centres and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms, with Systems using Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Unix, HP-UX, Open Source, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS/X and many more. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft for Windows Server and server certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer. Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information and products through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content and the content-delivery systems, including building documentation, white papers, and marketing materials. Throughout his career he has acted as architectural advisor to a wide variety of products, focused on user-centric functionality and use cases with an eye on enhancing current feature-sets with an eye to future functionality and requirements in a flexible way to ensure both ease of use and development. These activities have led to a keen eye and experience in Big Data, Hadoop, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, virtualisation, datacentres, content delivery, data migration and replication technology for heterogeneous databases.
  • MySQL Database Consultant , Pythian
    Miklos is a Senior Engineer at Pythian with 15 years experience in System and Network Administration. He is a MySQL user since version 3.23 and this was his main professional interest in the last 5 years. Previously he worked for Walt Disney Intl as the main MySQL DBA and he was responsible for the performance of hundreds of sites.
  • Senior DBA - Managed Services , Percona
    Nik Vyzas is part of the Percona Managed Services Team and is based out of Athens, Greece. Nik has 10+ years experience in development and production support using various open-source technologies (primarily RHEL, Debian, Percona Server, XtraDB Clusters, MongoDB and Ansible) and development in Java and Python.