Patrick Galbraith

Senior Systems Engineer, Hewlett Packard

Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HP in the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: “Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” (Wiley) “Expert PHP and MySQL” (Wiley) In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL as well as tinkering with various other OpenSource and OpenStack projects. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth and son Kiran, daughter Sara, lots of trees and rocks, as well as his Kubota tractor.

Submitted Sessions

HP, Rackspace and several other companies are developing cloud products such as Database as a Service using Openstack technology. OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. Reddwarf is an Openstack project that allows an organization to have their own DBaaS... [read more]

Setting up database resources on the cloud is something that lends itself well to being automated. One such solution to this automation is Chef. Chef is an open-source systems integration framework and is used for automating system deployment on the cloud. Learning chef is important to knowing how to take advantage of it's power, and is something especially important for DBAs to become... [read more]

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