• Staff Database Engineer , Box, TwinDB
    A member of Databases team at Box. Percona alumnus, data recovery expert. Running TwinDB on free time.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Alexander has over 10 years industry experience with the MySQL database and related technologies. His specialties are performance tuning, full text search, high availability, database infrastructure architecture and data warehouses. He has helped many MySQL customers design extremely high performance databases with optimized schema and queries.
  • VP of Operations , Evernote
    Alexei Rodriguez leads technical operations for Evernote, the company that wants the world to remember everything and get things done. Previously, he was VP of Operations at Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) where he stewarded transforming the business from enterprise software to a global SaaS provider. Earlier in his career, Alexei held technical operations leadership roles at Ning, Earthlink, and Loudcloud. Alexei received his BSBA Computer and Information Science from the University of Florida.
  • 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.
  • MySQL DBA , Red Ventures
    Standard Linux systems administrator turned DBA when interest and necessity met. Previously employed at Rackspace working with large Enterprise customers and currently working at Red Ventures mostly as a MySQL DBA. Avid fan of cooking and a student of ancient language and culture.
  • Principal Sales Engineer , MariaDB
    After some 15 years with commercial databases as consultant, Sales Engineer and in many other roles, I joined mySQL in 2004 to work as a Sales Engineer. In 2010 I decided I needed some more technical experience, so I join Recorded Future as database Architect. After 2 years with that, I realized I missed the close customer contacts and decided to join SkySQL, again as Sales Engineer. In 2014 SkySQL completed the merged with Monty Program, creating MariaDB Corp, which is where I now work.
  • CEO/CTO , Sphinx Search
    Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.
  • MySQL DBA , Pythian
  • Senior Software Engineer , LinkedIn Corp
    Antony Curtis is an advocate of Open Source software and long-time user of alternative operating systems. His involvement with MySQL spans more than 10 years and he was a software developer for MySQL AB from 2003 to 2008.
  • 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.
  • CEO and Co-Founder , NuoDB, Inc.
    Barry is an accomplished software CEO with over 25 years of industry experience in the USA and Europe, running private and public companies ranging in scale from early startup phase to 1,000+ employees. He loves to build companies around industry-changing paradigm-shifts in technology. Barry joined IONA Technologies (NASDAQ:IONA) in the very early days and ultimately as CEO led Ireland's most successful software company through its strongest period of growth. He built the company to over 10,000 customers, over 270 technology partners, over $180m in revenues and over 70% marketshare. IONA's Orbix became the most widely deployed strategic middleware product in the world. Under Barry's leadership IONA introduced the industry's first middleware microkernel now incorporated in the popular open source FUSE ESB product. IONA laid the groundwork for modern SOA-based systems, and was influential in the rapid growth of the Irish technology industry during the Celtic Tiger era. As Chairman and CEO of StreamBase Systems Barry took an MIT project led by Dr Michael Stonebraker and built it into the market pioneer and leader in Complex Event Processing (CEP). StreamBase uses advanced database technologies to correlate, analyse and respond to hundreds-of-thousands of events per second. StreamBase is widely used today in financial services, ecommerce, multi-user online games, and intelligence applications. As connected devices, RFID, sensor networks and real-time systems continue their explosive growth CEP is set to become a pervasive part of computing everywhere.
  • DBA , Tango
    For the past 15 years, Ben has been a DBA, developer, and Sys Admin working on high volume production systems at Garmin, PalominoDB, and Tango.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    Ben currently works as a Remote DBA for Percona, previous roles have included 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.
  • Co-founder & Chief Architect , Tokutek
    Dr. Kuszmaul’s research focuses on developing computer systems and hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry won 5 out of 6 categories in Jim Gray’s 2007 sorting benchmark contest, sorting a terabyte in 197 seconds. He formerly architected Akamai’s distributed data collection system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal network architect for the Thinking Machines CM-5 Supercomputer. Dr. Kuszmaul is also a Research Scientist in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
  • Senior Software Engineer , Uber
    Brandon has been working in the tech industry for over 15 years. Recently he has been working at Uber to leverage Apache Mesos to help improve datacenter utilization.
  • Fellow , HP Cloud Division
    Brian Aker is an HP Fellow in the Cloud Services organization. He is responsible for infrastructure engineering, technical operations and customer satisfaction. Aker is also a core developer and member of the Drizzle Foundation Board. He brings more than 22 years of IT experience to HP and has an extensive background in both technical and business leadership, along with in-depth experience in next generation open source technologies. Prior to joining HP, Aker was a Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems where his team was responsible for the next generation of MySQL and Drizzle. He also led efforts to improve Memcached at Sun. He was co-author for the O’Reilly book on Slashcode, and currently authors and maintains a number of open source projects including Drizzle, Libmemcached and Gearman. Aker has chaired a number of conferences, including the MySQL conference, and is a frequent public speaker.
  • Founder and CEO , ClearDB
    Cashton Coleman is founder and CEO of ClearDB, and the original architect of its fast growing cloud database platform. His passion is solving database high availability issues in dynamic and challenging cloud environments. Prior to founding ClearDB, Cashton spent more than 15 years designing and building high volume information systems and services for companies and organizations like Baylor University, Salon.com, Feedster and Zend Technologies.
  • Database Architect , Chegg.com
    Chris has been a long time MySQL community member and evangelist. Through his career he has designed, implemented and maintained small to large scale MySQL installations while building and mentoring database teams. Chris currently works at Chegg.com as a database architect where he is exploring the capabilities and migration path of Amazon Aurora.
  • 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 OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
  • Platform Engineer , Square
    Daniel has been writing MySQL tools and automation since 2004. In the early years, he created HackMySQL.com where he published some of the first open-source MySQL tools. He also blogged and wrote technical white papers for several years. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at Percona on the most widely-used open-source MySQL toolkit: Percona Toolkit. He also developed other products like the first versions of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM). At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expo, he was named the Community Contributor of the Year. Today, he works at Square as a DBA and Platform Engineer developing tooling and automation to manage thousands of MySQL instances.
  • Architect ,
    Since 1999 I have learned and given back to the mySQL community, before replication was stable, when myISAM was the Hot storage engine and new over ISAM. I frequently give talks and help people to understand how mySQL can help them. I mainly deal with scale but the entire LAMP stack is my domain. From CSS down to Kernel tweaks is my contribution to FriendFinder, Friendster, Flickr, RockYou, SchoolFeed, Weebly to you!
  • Production Engineer , Square
    Dave Apgar works for Square as a Production Engineer, focusing on system automation, monitoring, and obviously databases. Prior to Square he worked at Yahoo! as High Availability Architect and lead developer on Yahoo!'s global server load balancing platform.
  • Senior Software Engineer , LinkedIn
    Davi Arnaut is a member of the MySQL development team at LinkedIn. He works closely with LinkedIn's data team to add new features to MySQL, evaluate performance, and track down and fix bugs. In the past, Davi was a lead software engineer in the MySQL development teams at Twitter and Oracle.
  • Proprietor , Berube Consulting
    David Berube is a software developer, consultant, speaker, and writer. He is constantly researching, perfecting, and practicing his trade. He is a prolific writer, appearing in places such as Dr Dobbs Journal, Linux Magazine, IBM DeveloperWorks, PHP International Magazine, and many others. He speaks frequently, notably including his seminar series, "Making Money Using Open Source Software". He authored the books "Practical Rails Gems" and "Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails", and co-authored the book "Practical Rails Plugins."
  • Director of Training , Percona
    Dave is responsible for Percona’s customer training. His focus is on quality, delivery methods, and ensuring that Percona Training remains one of the best in the business—OK the best in the business!
  • CTO , GreenSQL
    David is a recognized international expert in computer security advising companies on threat management, real-time network protection, advanced network design, and security architecture. David has founded a number of high-tech start-up companies, including Vanadium-Soft, Preacos, and Moksai. As a senior technology director at Fortinet, a leading international IT security firm, David provided consulting services to global businesses and opened new international regions. He was the information security manager for Bezeq, a national telecommunications company, and the chief scientist at Ofek, a leading Israeli IT and security consulting firm. In addition to his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, David confesses to being heavily self-taught—a quality that has served him well in this highly dynamic industry. David often lectures at international security events, including the last RSA Conference 2013.
  • Storage SRE , Uber
    David Turner joined Uber in 2016. He has more than 10 years experience working with databases such as Oracle and MySQL. He was drawn to MySQL because of his interest in database internals and a deeper understanding of systems architecture. With MySQL he has found he has more freedom to explore. His experience in working at larger shops such as Dropbox, Facebook, Pinterest, Sprint, and Zendesk has given him a strong understanding of scaling issues and of managing massive amounts of data and databases.
  • 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.
  • Database Engineer , Facebook
    Domas is a member of Facebook database performance team. In past he volunteered for Wikipedia and worked at Sun Microsystems and MySQL.