Grant McAlister

Senior Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service. For the past 13 years Grant has been responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principle Consultant for Oracle Corporation. A 1991 graduate of the University of Alberta, Grant has been working with various database systems for the past 20 years.

Submitted Sessions

The last thing as a DBA you want to see is a database failing to start or a query failing to complete due to corruption. In this session we will describe the differences between logical and physical corruption in MySQL and show how to best protect your MySQL database from both types of corruption. We will also cover how to detect if you have corruption in your database and how to recover from... [read more]

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