• Site Reliability Engineer , Tumblr
    Akshay started working with MySQL when it was 5.0. He worked at database service providers like Datavail and Percona. While at Percona, he managed a team of DBA in the APAC region. Currently, he works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Tumblr, where he is making the MySQL environment better.
  • Staff Database Engineer , Box, TwinDB
    A member of Databases team at Box. Percona alumnus, data recovery expert. Running TwinDB on free time.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Alexander has over 10 years industry experience with the MySQL database and related technologies. His specialties are performance tuning, full text search, high availability, database infrastructure architecture and data warehouses. He has helped many MySQL customers design extremely high performance databases with optimized schema and queries.
  • Software Engineer , .
    Alexey worked at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle as a Performance Engineer in the High Performance group and Software Engineer in the MySQL development team. He also worked at Percona on Percona Server, XtraBackup and XtraDB cluster. He is also the maintainer of sysbench, a popular benchmark tool.
  • Performance Engineer , Percona
    Alexey Stroganov is a Performance Engineer at Percona, where he works on improvements and features  that makes Percona Server  even more flexible, faster and scalable.  Before joining Percona he worked on the performance testings/analysis of  MySQL server and it components at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle for more than ten years.  During this time he was focused on performance evaluations, benchmarks,  analysis, profiling, various optimizations and tunings.
  • Senior Technical Manager , Percona
    Alkin has extensive experience in enterprise relational databases working in various sectors for large corporations. With more then 20 years of industry experience he has acquired skills for managing large projects from ground up to production. For the past six years he's been focusing on e-commerce, SaaS and MySQL technologies. He managed and architected database topologies for high volume site at eBay Intl. He has several years of experience on 24X7 support and operational tasks as well as improving database systems for major companies. He has led MySQL global operations team on Tier 1/2 support for MySQL customers. Recently joined Percona's expert technical management team.
  • Founder & CTO , Tesora Inc
    Amrith Kumar brings more than two decades of experience delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high performance systems and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded. Earlier, he served as vice president of technology and product management at Dataupia, maker of the Satori Data Warehousing platform , and Sepaton’s director and general manager where he was responsible for the development of the core virtual tape library product. As a director of product development at Netezza, he managed end-to-end product delivery for all customers and prospects. Amrith studied mathematics at the University of Madras (India) and management at the Indian Institute of Management.
  • CEO/CTO , Sphinx Search
    Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    A production MySQL DBA with years of eclectic experience in MySQL versions, replacements, platforms and problems. Beginning life as a Production DBA working within Nokia's Music service with SQL Server, the company's direction gave Andrew the opportunity to work at scale with MySQL 5.1 and gain DBA certification. In 2011 Andrew took a remote position with the Pythian Group and sharpened his skill set to include new products and techniques non-existing among the Nokian environments. Since fall 2013, Andrew has been working within Percona's Remote DBA team plying his experience to the client's environments and internal tools developed to keep operations slick.
  • Director of Operations , SmugMug
    Awesomizing large-scale systems and teams. Previously of Stanford, Affinity Circles, Yahoo, Overture, Goto, Environ.
  • Senior Database Administrator (freelance) , DBArt
    Has worked over nine years at Spil Games and contributed as a developer, IT Architect, Database Administrator, Database Specialist and Head of Database Engineering to the growth of the company. Recently he has started his own company that enables him to work on various MySQL and database performance related projects.
  • Senior Manager, MySQL Database Engineering & Operations , Yahoo
    MySQL Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations at Yahoo.
  • principal consultant , Percona
    Aurimas began using MySQL for various demanding web projects in 1999, while working as a system administrator. In 2002, he moved to a dedicated server hosting startup to work as a performance engineer - performance optimization service was key to this company's success. Years later, in 2007 he joined a MySQL consulting company Percona where he has been working as a MySQL performance consultant ever since. During his career, both as a system administrator and as performance engineer, Aurimas got familiar with many different technologies by actually using them in different contexts. He always knows the right tools for the task. In addition to MySQL performance optimization, his key areas of expertise include: MySQL High Availability, full text search, content caching techniques, and MySQL data recovery.
  • CEO , VividCortex
    Baron is the CEO and founder of VividCortex (https://vividcortex.com), which provides cloud-hosted database performance management to measure, diagnose and resolve MySQL performance problems in 1-second resolution. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and the creator of Maatkit (now Percona Toolkit).
  • Senior Software Architect , Diablo Technologies
    Bart Trojanowski is Senior Software Architect at Diablo Technologies, with over 15 years of experience in the field of Linux kernel development. Prior to Diablo, Bart held several consulting positions, where he steered the design and implementation of embedded platforms for clients across the high-tech landscape. Bart holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Software from Carleton University.
  • DBA , Tango
    For the past 15 years, Ben has been a DBA, developer, and Sys Admin working on high volume production systems at Garmin, PalominoDB, and Tango.
  • Senior Database Architect , SchoolMessenger
    Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems.
  • Database Operations Engineer , Shopify
    Bob has been squeezing every drop out of MySQL for several years, having previously spent several years roaming in the Garden of Oracle. In late 2007, he found himself suddenly (and without warning) responsible for storing and retrieving all the information amassed at Radian6, the original leading social media monitoring company. Now, as an operations engineer for Shopify, the database challenges are bigger than ever.
  • Database Engineer , Tumblr
    Bob is a Database Engineer at Tumblr where he helps to manage their database infrastructure while also spending time making sure the application and other systems scale. Also he contributes to Jetpants the mysql management software that was developed at Tumblr and is maintained by himself and others.
  • Co­Founder and CMO , Mirantis
    Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. During the last 15 years, Boris has held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems ­ an IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006 ­ and a co­founder and angel investor at AGroup ­ now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe. Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.
  • Site Reliability Engineer , Google
    Brian Biskeborn is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. He has spent the last 2.5 years working on the F1/Spanner database system and is currently tech lead of the SRE team that runs F1 in production.
  • Sr Engineering Manager , Twitter
    Calvin Sun is senior engineering manager at Twitter, managing MySQL development. Prior to that, he managed the InnoDB team at Oracle. Calvin also worked for MySQL Inc. from 2006 to 2008, managing MySQL storage engines development. He has over 15+ years of database development experience.
  • Research Vice President , IDC
    Carl Olofson performs research and analysis for IDC’s Database Management and Data Integration Software service within the Application Development and Deployment research group. Mr. Olofson’s research involves following sales and technical developments in the information and data management (IDM) markets, database management systems (DBMS) markets, data movement and replication software, data management software, metadata management software, and the vendors of related tools and software systems. Mr. Olofson also contributes overview and data integration research content to Integration and Deployment Software, which covers developments in software technologies that manage the overall integrated deployment of applications developed and maintained using application development and deployment software. Mr. Olofson also advises clients on market and technology directions as well as performing supply and demand-side primary research to size, forecast, and segment the database market. Mr. Olofson has been an analyst at IDC since 1997. Over that time, he has been among the first industry analysts to provide detailed discussions of horizontally and vertically scalable DBMS architectures, mobile DBMS technology, in-memory DBMS, extended relational DBMS, virtual DBMS, open source DBMS, NoSQL (including key-value stores and document-oriented DBMS), Big Data (including Hadoop), and NewSQL. In 2000, Mr. Olofson received IDC's highest award, the James Peacock Memorial Award for professional excellence in market research. Mr. Olofson has 35 years of experience in IT, including two years of application development consulting, 10 years of database and tools software development, four years of product consulting, and three years as a senior product manager. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Olofson worked at Cayenne and Cadre, where he was involved with directing the management for ObjectTeam products, including an object-oriented CASE tool and a component construction and assembly tool. He was also responsible for product packaging, pricing, requirements analysis, sales force preparation, and product roll-out. Prior to that, Mr. Olofson managed customer relations and performed sales support for MSP in promoting its mainframe repository, METHODMANAGER. He also worked at LBMS, where he led a team of eight engineers working on a repository technology research program; and at Cullinet where he was responsible for the Cullinet CASE strategy. In addition, Mr. Olofson worked for eight years in project teams developing the IDMS, IDD, ADS/Online, and Online Mapping products. Mr. Olofson has been quoted in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Investor's Business Daily, San Jose Mercury-News, USA Today, Computerworld, Object Magazine, Software Magazine, and Application Development Trends. He has presented at numerous conferences, including each of the InterSystems Worldwide Developers' Conference (DevCon) from 2000 through 2004, 2002 OracleWorld, the 1999 XMLeadership Conference, 1999 Oracle OpenWorld, 1998 AITG (Advanced Information Technologies for Government) Conference, the 1997 Oracle Partners' Conference, the 4 Rs Conference, DAUG (Data Administration Users’ Group), IRMAC (Information Resource Management Association of Canada), and user conferences for Cullinet, MSP, INTERSOLV, and Cadre Technologies. Mr. Olofson also presented thought leadership information regarding CyberSmart Computing (later called services oriented architecture, or SOA), the data management implications of ebusiness, and enterprise information management strategies at a series of seminars sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Oracle Corporation between January and May 2000. Mr. Olofson received a B.S. in communications from Boston University.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook, Inc.
    Chip has spent the past eight years working on MySQL and related database technologies. Now the tech lead for the MySQL client team at Facebook, Chip spends most of his time interacting with databases from a variety of languages and making them faster, easier, and more reliable. Prior to Facebook, he spent many years at Google where he also spent much time inside of MySQL, and before that, at Red Hat.
  • Database Architect , Groupon.com
    I've been a long time MySQL community member and user. Through my career I have designed, implemented and maintained small to large scale MySQL installations while training and mentoring teams of DBAs. This includes building architecture from the ground up and improving on those that are currently in place while emphasizing scalability, performance and ease of use.
  • DBA , Twitter Inc.
    MySQL at Twitter
  • Chief Evangelist , Percona
    Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
  • Vice President of Technology , Sazze
    Craig Thayer is the Vice President of Technology at Sazze, Inc. Since joining in 2007, he has driven the company's technology strategy, created highly optimized MVC frameworks, facilitated traffic growth of over 1,000%, and built a highly automated infrastructure that supports Sazze's fast-growing e-commerce sites including DealsPlus, ShopLately and more.
  • Platform Engineer , Square
    Daniel has been writing MySQL tools and automation since 2004. In the early years, he created HackMySQL.com where he published some of the first open-source MySQL tools. He also blogged and wrote technical white papers for several years. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at Percona on the most widely-used open-source MySQL toolkit: Percona Toolkit. He also developed other products like the first versions of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM). At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expo, he was named the Community Contributor of the Year. Today, he works at Square as a DBA and Platform Engineer developing tooling and automation to manage thousands of MySQL instances.
  • MySQL Community Manager , Oracle
    Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle and previously was the MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB.