• Director of Support , Percona
    Peter joined Percona in December 2011 as the company's first dedicated Director of Support. Previously he founded two companies prominent in the internet world of his native Hungary. The first was a web hosting and remote application hosting firm. The second was an award-winning entertainment portal, which at its peak reached over 2 million Hungarian households per month, and included major telecommunication and retail companies among its clients. Peter lives in Budapest. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, particularly Peter Drucker and Roald Dahl. He also likes to experiment with microcontrollers and electronics.
  • CEO , Percona
    Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.
  • Software Engineer, Distributed Systems, Yelp , Yelp
    Raghavendra Prabhu works as a Software Engineer in Distributed Systems team at Yelp. Prior to that he was the Product Lead of Galera-based Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at Percona. He also works on Xtrabackup and Percona Server intermittently. He joined Percona in the fall of 2011. Before joining, he worked at Yahoo! SDC, Bangalore for 3 years as Systems Engineer, primarily dealing with databases (MySQL and Yahoo Sherpa/PNUTS) and configuration management. Raghavendra's main interests include databases, virtualization and containers, distributed systems, operating systems including linux kernel. He also likes to contribute and has contributed code upstream to several FOSS projects — for more details on that visit http://wnohang.net/code. In his spare time, he likes to read books, technical papers/literature, listen to music, hack on software, nature hiking, and exploring in general while on vacations. You may also often find him on IRC channels on freenode and/or oftc.
  • Product Architect , Clustrix, Inc.
    Raj is lead Product Architect at Clustrix focusing on product management and database engineering. Before Clustrix, he led the team and co-architected Financial Contract Definition Language, VM, and compiler at RMS. His background includes high performance computing, languages, and compilers at NVIDIA and Microsoft.
  • DistinguishedTechnologist , HP Cloud Services
    Rajeev joined Hewlett-Packard in 1995. He has worked in a wide variety of R&D and IT positions within HP Labs, HP-IT and IPG R&D prior to joining HP Cloud Services. He has spent the last few years using Agile methods to architect, develop, and deploy digital imaging and printing-related web services. He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Montana Tech, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Oregon State University, and is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.
  • Engineer , Square, Inc.
    Randy's obsession with computers began in 1974 when he was just 14 years old. In 1977, Randy joined a new company called Apple Computer as their first software engineer and employee #6. While at Apple, Randy wrote MacWrite, the world's first WYSIWYG word processor, for the launch of the Macintosh in 1984. Randy's career spans many of Silicon Valley's most notable companies such as E*TRADE, eBay and Google. In 2011, Randy joined Square and has most notably built the payment gateways to the company's payment partners today.
  • MySQL SRE , Dropbox / ProxySQL
    René has 10 years of working experience as System, Network and Database Administrator mainly on Linux/Unix platform. In the last 4-5 years his experience was focused mainly on MySQL, working as Senior MySQL Support Engineer at Sun/Oracle and now as Senior Operational DBA at Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB). In this period he build an analytic and problem solving mindset and he is always eager to take on new challenges, especially if they are related to high performance.
  • COO , Sphinx Search
  • MySQL Geek , Yahoo! Inc.
    12 years of MySQL experience; decades of other experience. Prolific contributor to MySQL forums. Overseeing performance of many of Yahoo!'s MySQL instances. Experienced with architecting, designing, and developing of large-scale Web and non-Web applications using MySQL.
  • 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.
  • Technical Director - Quality Assurance , Percona
    Roel joined Percona in July, 2012. Roel has an extensive and varied background in IT, backed up by many industry leading certifications. Roel's prior IT career included being a Senior QA Engineer at Oracle, contributing significantly to the MySQL QA infrastructure, and a Senior Support Engineer at Oracle/Sun, supporting enterprise scale MySQL deployments across a wide variety of platforms. Roel currently works from his home office in NSW, Australia. Roel enjoys time with God, his wife and 5 children, or in just being out and about.
  • Director of Remote DBA , Percona
    Ryan has been working with MySQL extensively since 2001. He was previously a member of the MySQL customer advisory board for from 2003-2008. His specialties include MySQL backups, replication and optimizer as well as query tuning. One focus has been on adding enterprise reliability and features to MySQL, which includes helping design and sponsoring dozens of MySQL features throughout the years. Ryan's prior work included database and systems architecture as well as systems automation. He created a reliable and scalable database architecture that served billions of page turns each month with 99.998% reliability. In his current role as Director of Percona Remote DBA he is focused on creating a platform that brings customers that same level of service.
  • Platform Engineer , Square, Inc.
    Ryan is a Platform Engineer at Square, where he manages thousands of instances of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis. Before joining Square, Ryan helped build and scale some of the largest web, social, gaming, and mobile properties as a Consultant at Percona. As an author, speaker, and active contributor to F/OSS projects, his expertise extends to a variety of data stores, cloud and big data, and beyond.
  • Partner , Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
    Keith Moulsdale is a partner at Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s Cyber Security, Information Management & Privacy practice, and is past chair of the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property practice. His practice focuses on legal issues related to technology companies, products and issues, both in the U.S. and internationally, with a particular focus on vendors that employ an open source distribution or service model. His clients have included MariaDB, MySQL, Open Source Matters (owner of the Joomla! brands), Percona, XenSource and Zenoss. Keith is a cum laude graduate of both James Madison University (B.B.A. 1989) and the University of Baltimore (M.B.A. and J.D. 1993). He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and is active in the Cyber Incubator at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
  • Sr. Database Administrator , Moz
    Senior Database Administrator at Moz with background in MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server. Works with complex MySQL replication topologies and is always trying to learn more about MySQL. 2014 goals: Learn MongoDB, Riak and Hbase.
  • Director of Business Development , HP Cloud Services
    Sanjay Sharma, Director of Business Development at HP, has the responsibility for helping partners succeed with HP’s OpenStack based Public Cloud. Before HP, as the Director at the Emerging Business Team at Microsoft, Sanjay was responsible for leading the adoption of Azure and Windows Phone 7 with “Top 100” startups world-wide. Prior to this role, as the Cloud BU Director at Sun Microsystems, his worldwide organization was responsible for building a cloud partner ecosystem for their IaaS offering, driving service provider alliances including deployment of OpenSolaris on Public Clouds and creating and driving the Sun Startup Essentials program worldwide – an initiative to help thousands of startups and developers succeed on Sun Platform.
  • CEO , Codership
    Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.
  • Board Member , MariaDB Foundation
    Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB and SkySQL/MariaDB Corporation on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE, pluggable authentication, password validation, encryption. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book. Sergei was the MySQL Security Coordinator during all his time in MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, and now is doing the same in MariaDB.
  • Query Optimizer Developer , MariaDB Corporation
    Sergei Petrunia is a query optimizer developer at MariaDB Corporation Ab. He implemented MariaDB's optimizer features like Table Elimination (MariaDB 5.1), improvements to semi-join subquery optimizations (MariaDB 5.3/5.5), SHOW EXPLAIN (MariaDB 10.0), and ANALYZE for statements (MariaDB 10.1) Prior to Monty Program, he has worked for MySQL Ab/Sun Microsystems, where he was the author of query optimizer features like Partition Pruning, Index Merge (MySQL 5.1), and numerous smaller improvements in query optimizer and other parts of the server. He maintains a highly technical blog at http://s.petrunia.net/blog
  • Senior Infrastructure Engineer , GitHub
    Shlomi is an engineer and a database geek. He is an active MySQL community member, authors gh-ost, orchestrator, common_schema and other open source tools, and blogs at <a href="http://openark.org">http://openark.org</a>. Shlomi is recipient of Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year, and MySQL Community Member of the Year awards. He works at GitHub on the database infrastructure team.
  • Senior Technology Evangelist , Amazon Web Services
    Simone Brunozzi serves as a Senior Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, focused on the Bay Area (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) and the rest of United States. He frequently mentors at tech accelerators worldwide (Techstars, H-Farm, Founder Institute, MindTheBridge, and others). After having been a four-times entrepreneur, a University professor, a CTO, and after writing two technical books and two novels, he joined Amazon.com in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe (EMEA), to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications. In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. In 2010 he received the “2010 Cloud Evangelist of the Year” award. In July 2012, Simone relocated to San Francisco, where he maintains the same role, focusing on events, companies and startups in California, mainly in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia, Oceania and Africa, speaking at more than 500 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles).
  • MySQL DBA , Tivo
    Solomon Chang is a fully certified MySQL DBA, working for Oracle ACS supporting Visa Inc.. He is a co-author of the MySQL Cluster Certification Study Guide and was a former president of LAMPSIG of Los Angeles. He exhibits an unnatural fondness for anything caffeinated.
  • Director of Software Architecture , Percona
    Stewart is the Director of Software Architecture at Percona. Stewart joined Percona in 2011 with a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB. Prior to joining Percona, Stewart worked at Rackspace on the Drizzle database server focusing on getting it through a critical milestone of a stable Generally Available (GA) release. Prior to Rackspace, he worked on Drizzle as a member of the CTO Labs group inside Sun Microsystems. As one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server Stewart has deep expertise in the code base. He had direct involvement in significant refactoring of the database server including removing the FRM, the InnoDB storage engine, xtrabackup, the storage engine API, CATALOG support and countless bug fixes. He also maintains HailDB, a shared library offering a NoSQL C API directly to InnoDB. At Sun Microsystems, and MySQL before that, Stewart was a Senior Software Engineer in the MySQL Cluster team working on core code and features inside the MySQL Server and the Cluster codebase working on projects such as: geographical asynchronous replication, online add node, online backup, NDBINFO for improved monitoring and the Win32 port. He’s been found speaking at MySQL User Conferences, linux.conf.au, OSCON, OSDC, SAGE-AU and more.
  • CTO , GenieDB
    Sumeet has an extensive background in enterprise software development spanning more than 17 years, including management, architecture and implementation positions. Prior to GenieDB, Summet was VP of Engineering at X1, where he focused on integrating new features and capabilities in the product to solidify X1′s position as a leading search software solution. Before X1, Sumeet designed the next generation of large scale, data warehouse architecture at Experian and led his development team through to delivery. He received his Bachelor of Technology Degree from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India and his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
  • Senior Engineering Manager , Oracle
    Sunny Bains joined the Oracle/InnoDB team in 2006. He is the author of the Full Text Search and responsible for numerous other optimisations in InnoDB. He currently manages the InnoDB team. He has been writing software for longer than he can remember. Prior to joining InnoDB he wrote a database engine for a distributed database product at his previous employer. The networked database was used in a mission critical environment in the airline industry with very strict service level guarantees.
  • Founder , SunnyCloud
    Sunny Gleason is founder and Distributed Systems Engineer at SunnyCloud, a company providing high-performance application development and hosting and high-availability distributed storage solutions using Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Google Compute Cloud. Previously, he worked on cloud platform system design and implementation at Amazon.com and Ning. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sunnygleason/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/sunnygleason GitHub: http://github.com/sunnygleason
  • Senior Engineering Manager , Box
    Tamar Bercovici is a Senior Engineering Manager at Box where she leads the Distributed Data Systems Team in scaling Box’s database architecture. Prior to Box, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company). Tamar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • VP/Engineering , Tokutek
    Tim Callaghan is the Vice President of Engineering at Tokutek, creators of TokuDB. A long time database fanatic, Tim has 20 years experience building and administering database applications for commercial and internal usage. Tim spent two years at VoltDB, where he led the field engineering efforts, was the point contact for all commercial and community customers, and served as Product Manager. Before that, he was the Chief System Architect at CrunchTime Information Systems, building their SaaS restaurant solutions and distributed database offerings for the cruise industry.
  • Query Optimizer Developer , Monty Program AB
    Timour has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB optimizer since 2004. Some of the projects he implemented are a greedy query optimizer and subquery materialization. He also worked on re-engineering and other optimizer projects. Before joining MySQL, he received a Ph.D. in database technology from Uppsala University, Sweden. During his studies he contributed code to the federated query optimizer of IBM's DB2.
  • Vice President for the MySQL Engineering team , Oracle
    Mr. Tomas Ulin has been working with the MySQL Database team since 2003, and is currently employed by Oracle, based in Sweden. He is Vice President for the MySQL Engineering team, responsible for the development and maintenance of the MySQL related software products within Oracle, such as the MySQL Server, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Connectors, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Backup, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor. Prior to working with MySQL he has a background in the telecom industry, working for the Swedish telecom operator Telia and Telecom vendor Ericsson. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology.