Evan Elias

Database Engineer, Consultant

Evan is an independent consultant and software developer, based in New York City. Previously he was a member of Facebook's MySQL team, where he deployed GTID to the world's largest MySQL fleet, and led development of the company's internal database-as-a-service platform. Prior to Facebook, Evan was one of Tumblr's first engineers, where he led the Database Engineering team and scaled the site's MySQL backend. He is the creator of open source tools Jetpants, a sharding toolkit; and Skeema, a schema management system.

Submitted Sessions

Partitioning your database for the first time can be a rather stressful endeavor. This session provides a walkthrough of how to initially shard your MySQL infrastructure in a more pleasant way by leveraging the Jetpants toolkit. Open sourced by Tumblr in 2012, Jetpants provides easy-to-use automation for managing complex tasks in a partitioned MySQL environment.

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