Dathan Pattishall


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!

Submitted Sessions

Sharding-splitting data for a single database server onto many database servers is a method to scale horizontally and is needed to get more disk IOPS from a mechanical harddrive server architecture. Its a method that works yet has pitfalls which this session talks about. The main focus is what happens when Solid State Disk Drives replaces traditional mechanical harddrives (spinning metal) in... [read more]

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