Robert Hodges

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.

Submitted Sessions

Multi-master replication has been an enduring feature request in the MySQL Community for many years. In this talk we will delve into the different approaches used by Galera, Tungsten, MySQL Cluster, and MySQL replication to understand how they work, then show how to apply them. You'll learn about obvious gotchas like primary key and locking conflicts. We'll work through issues like data... [read more]

NoSQL solutions are oversold, but this is no reason for MySQL fans to become complacent. There are new challenges in data management, and relational databases must solve them or risk becoming irrelevant. This keynote will describe our work on Continuent Tungsten to deliver better infrastructure and architecture for MySQL-based systems. We will use our experiences to propose a roadmap for... [read more]

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... [read more]

This BOF session is devoted to anyone who uses or is interested in Tungsten replication and clustering. We will discuss anything that you like: how Tungsten works, features you would like to see, and general feedback on how well Tungsten meets your requirements. See you there!

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