Keynote Panel: Impact of MySQL 5.6 and its Future in the Cloud

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24 April 9:50am - 10:35am

The release of 5.6 is a pivotal moment in the history of MySQL, enabling both enhanced performance and impressive innovation. Yet what must be done to ensure MySQL stays competitive in the “world order of the cloud” and the growing reality of big data? Join panelists from HP, Continuent, Amazon Web Services, and Percona as they share their unique perspective about the reality and future of the MySQL ecosystem.

Moderator: Terry Erisman (Chief Marketing Officer, Percona)

Recording

Speakers

Brian Aker
Fellow, HP Cloud Division
Biography: 
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.
Robert Hodges
CEO, Continuent
Biography: 
Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.
Peter Zaitsev
CEO, Percona
Biography: 
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
Simone Brunozzi
Senior Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Biography: 
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).