LT: MySQL Paradise

24 April 5:30pm - 8:30pm @ Community Networking Welcome Reception

Lightning Talk: This is a follow up production to last year's "Mr. Bill" lightning talk (see It will focus on multiple aspects of MySQL, in a way that they have never been "covered" at a MySQL conference.


Lawrence S. Schwartz
Vice President of Marketing, Tokutek
Mr. Schwartz has over 15 years of experience in data and information systems as an engineer, marketer, and P&L manager. He has been a featured speaker at the Percona MySQL Conference, Storage Networking World, Data Center World, and the Flash Memory Summit, has done broadcast interviews with O’Reilly and Silicon Angle, and has been quoted in DBTA, CTO Edge, Wired, Xconomy, and MIT’s Tech Review. He joins Tokutek from E Ink, where he oversaw marketing and product management and led an international integration with PVI, who acquired E Ink in 2009. Before E Ink, he spent 5 years at EMC leading Symmetrix marketing, including the rollout of enterprise SSD systems. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for Big Data for the MassTLC and is Chair of the Multi-Tenancy Committee for the Cloud Council of Seven. Lawrence is the author of several patents, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bradley C. Kuszmaul
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).