Speakers

  • Director of Professional Services , Continuent
    Jeff Mace, Director of Professional Services, Continuent, has 10 years of experience in developing internet applications and managing database servers. Prior to Continuent, Jeff was a business analyst, team leader and system architect at AetherQuest Solutions, where his work included designing a clustered setup of IPReg event management software using Oracle Cluster File System and Tungsten Replicator.
  • Sr. Systems Engineer , Google, Inc.
    Jeremy Cole is a long-time MySQL Geek and pioneer of MySQL scalability. Jeremy started his MySQL adventure in 2000 as the fourteenth employee of a startup: MySQL AB. His initial work was primarily on documentation and core development, soon transitioning into support, and finally running the training and consulting organization during his four and a half years there. After MySQL, Jeremy coined the “MySQL Geek” title at Yahoo!, supporting hundreds of internal users of MySQL and many thousands of MySQL servers within Yahoo!’s infrastructure, as well as building a large team of MySQL experts around the world. Jeremy went on to found one of the premier MySQL consulting companies, Proven Scaling, which during its more than three years of operation provided detailed advice, optimization, new tools, and hands-on DBA and emergency support to more than 100 influential companies. For more than two years, Jeremy managed the growing team of DBAs at Twitter, keeping the world tweeting. Jeremy is currently making MySQL more awesome at Google.
  • Lead DBA , myDBAteam
    Jeremy Glick is a Lead DBA at MyDBAteam. As part of his day-to-day responsibilities, he leads a team of DBAs through a broad range of categories, including performance tuning, data security, HA, and DR planning. Jeremy holds multiple MySQL certifications and is a RedHat RHCE. Jeremy is also the Organizer of the Chicago MySQL Meetup.
  • CTO , Severalnines
    Johan is CTO at Severalnines, a company that enables developers to easily deploy, manage, monitor and scale highly-available MySQL clusters in the data center, in hosted environments and on the cloud. Prior to Severalnines, Johan worked at MySQL/Sun/Oracle and was the Principal Consultant and lead of the MySQL Clustering and High Availability consulting group, where he designed and implemented large-scale MySQL systems at key customers.
  • Lead Sales Engineer , Tokutek
    Jon Tobin is the Lead Sales Engineer at Tokutek, the company bringing speed and efficiency to “Big Data.” Jon has over 15 years of experience in the IT and business sectors. His passion is helping his customers leverage technology to build the business of the future. Most recently, Jon was a core sales engineer for EMC Corporation, where for the past 4 years he sold enterprise SAN technologies in the NY/NJ and New England areas.
  • Database Infrastructure Engineer , GitHub
    Jonah is a Database Infrastructure Engineer at GitHub who has worked in a diverse set of environments. His previous job was as a Senior DBA at Twitter and he had humble beginnings working as a remote DBA for a variety of customers at Blue Gecko. He enjoys looking at graphs and writing scripts to do his job for him.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Kenny is currently Principal Architect at Percona.
  • Co-Founder , VividCortex, Inc
    Lots of startups! www.linkedin.com/in/kyleredinger/
  • Founder/CTO , On Sabbatical
    Laine Campbell has been working in production database infrastructures since 1999. She has led global teams of DBAs supporting infrastructures for some of the most active and well known e-commerce, online media and gaming companies in the last 17 years. She is one of two authors currently writing O'Reilly's new Database Reliability Engineering book. Certified in ITIL, with a strong operations background, she believes in the importance of solid operations processes and a committed relationship with business and engineering teams in order to succeed. Laine started Palomino in 2007 and spent 7 years focused on building a professional, proactive and passionate team of DBAs and Engineers for Palomino's clientele. In January of 2014, she formed Blackbird.io, a collaboration of DevOps and DBA services. With rapid growth and a huge opportunity ahead, Blackbird.io was acquired by the Pythian family. Laine is currently exploring business ideas and writing in Las Vegas.
  • Percona Server Lead , Percona
    Laurynas joined Percona in 2011 as a member of the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB and Percona XtraBackup development group. Before coming to Percona, Laurynas was a PhD student at Aalborg University, in Denmark, where he did research on physical database indexes.
  • VP Marketing , Attunity
    Lawrence Schwartz is Attunity’s Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Lawrence is responsible for driving demand generation, brand awareness and sales enablement for the Company. Formerly, Lawrence was Vice President of Marketing for Tokutek, a leader in high-performance database technology. Prior to that, he held senior marketing and product management positions at E Ink Corporation, and EMC in the Symmetrix division. With 20 years of experience in data and information systems, Lawrence has been a featured speaker at many leading technology conferences, and has been quoted in numerous industry publications. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, as well as a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Sr. Software Engineer , Twitter
    Liang Guo is a core storage engineer at Twitter, mainly on improving MySQL/InnoDB. Prior to joining Twitter, he was a core database developer at Couchbase, working on data persistence engine and distributed system management. From March 2006 to April 2012, Liang was a principal MTS at the data storage engine team of Oracle database server, with extensive experience on transaction management, data storage format, data access path, flashback technology, etc.
  • Senior Software Engineer , Continuent Inc.
    Linas has extensive experience in developing heterogeneous replication solutions between MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. Implemented support for MySQL to Oracle/PostgreSQL/Greenplum replication and, also, replication POC from PostgreSQL to other DBMS. In addition to developing, he's helping heterogeneous replication customers get deployed. Before joining Continuent, Linas was Head of IT at FBC "Finasta".
  • Sr Manager, Database Reliability Engineering , Twitter
    Lisa Phillips has over 15 years of experience in Internet technologies with an emphasis on systems and database administration, large scale systems and technical operations management. Lisa worked on open source systems for early blogging companies Live Journal and Six Apart and now leads Twitter's MySQL DBAs. Follow her @lisaphillips
  • Head of Technical Account Management , Percona
    Liz joined Percona after spending 5 years as a performance consultant for a University research lab in Belgium. During this time, she spent most of her days measuring and trying to reduce the impact of virtualized environments all across the software stack. Optimizing software became something of an obsession, and MySQL found its special place in her heart soon after. Liz has spoken and led tutorials on DBA best practices multiple times at past Percona Live events.
  • Principal Software Engineer , Oracle
    Luís Soares is a Principal Software Engineer and the MySQL Replication Team lead at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.
  • Principal Consultant , Percona
    Marco Tusa had his own international practice for the past twenty seven years. His experience and expertise are in a wide variety of information technology and information management fields of application and cover research, development, analysis, quality control, project management and team management. Marco has move back to Percona in March 2016 as Manager HA, after being Principal consultant for Pythian for a brief period and manager of the Consulting Rapid Response Team in Percona from October 2013. Marco Tusa has moved from Italy to Ottawa in 2011 and had being working at Pythian as Cluster Technical Leader for the MySQL technology until September 2013. He has being working as employee the SUN Microsystems as MySQL Professional Service manager for South Europe., and previously in MySQL AB. He has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation since 1994, leading the development of the Organization’s hyper textual environment.Team leader for the FAO corporate database support.
  • Senior Support Engineer , Percona
    After 12 years working as a PHP/JS developer for local and remote firms, Marcos decided to pursuit true love and become full time DBA, so he has been doing MySQL Support at Percona for the past 5 years providing lead web properties with advise on anything-MySQL and in-depth system performance diagnostic help.
  • Senior Software Development Manager , MySQL @ Oracle
    Mark has worked on MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server servers, and monitoring and management tools for these, for an extensive time. He joined MySQL in 2005 as a Support Engineer and is now a Senior Software Development Manager in Oracle's MySQL Enterprise Tools group, where he helps lead development of MySQL Enterprise Monitor. He also works closely with the MySQL server team on the Performance Schema, and MySQL instrumentation in general, as well as the integration of the Sys schema. Mark is the original developer of the sys schema, a collection of views, procedures and functions, that can be used to help interpret Performance Schema and Information Schema data.
  • Senior Software Engineer , MariaDB Corporation
    Massimiliano has worked for almost 15 years in Web Companies playing the roles of Technical Leader and Software Engineer. Prior to joining SkySQL/MariaDB he worked at Banzai Group and Matrix S.p.A, big players in the Italy Web Industry. He is still a guy who likes too much the terminal window on his Mac. Apache modules and PHP extensions skills are included as well.
  • Senior Principal Software Developer , MySQL Group, Oracle
    Mats Kindahl is Senior Principal Software Developer in MySQL @ Oracle. He is the architect and implementer of several features (mostly replication features), including the row-based replication available in 5.1 and the binary log group commit available in MySQL 5.6 and is a regular presenter at MySQL conferences. Before starting MySQL he earned a doctoral degree in the area of automated verification of distributed systems and worked with implementation of C and C++ compilers. Mats is currently leading the MySQL Scaling and High-Availability effort covering the newly released MySQL Fabric and the MySQL Applier for Hadoop.
  • Senior Site Reliability Engineer , Modernizing Medicine, Inc.
    In my current position as Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Modernizing Medicine, I am responsible for the overall availability and performance of our flagship product EMA. Duties include architecture in the cloud, scaling for rapid growth, data protection and security, as well as general linux and MySQL database administration. In a previous role I was responsible for overall hardware and software architecture for a start-up, which rapidly grew into a $750 million+ public company. I love Linux, MySQL, and open source.
  • Senior Product Line Manager , VMware
    A professional writer and technologist for over 20 years, MC Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management, networking, data centres and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms, with Systems using Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Unix, HP-UX, Open Source, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS/X and many more. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft for Windows Server and server certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer. Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information and products through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content and the content-delivery systems, including building documentation, white papers, and marketing materials. Throughout his career he has acted as architectural advisor to a wide variety of products, focused on user-centric functionality and use cases with an eye on enhancing current feature-sets with an eye to future functionality and requirements in a flexible way to ensure both ease of use and development. These activities have led to a keen eye and experience in Big Data, Hadoop, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, virtualisation, datacentres, content delivery, data migration and replication technology for heterogeneous databases.
  • Sr. Software Developer , Rackspace
    Michael is a Sr. Software Developer and OpenStack Reddwarf Community Development Lead at Rackspace focused on ensuring that Reddwarf is a world class database service for OpenStack. Michael is a proven software professional having successfully led the development and deployment of Reddwarf on the Rackspace Cloud. Michael started his career literally building the cloud before the cloud was "hip", contributing to Mosso's Cloud Sites, a combination of clustering, load-balancing, virtualization, database, and scaling solutions for the web. When not hacking on OpenStack, Michael enjoys his free time in Berkeley, California, lounging about with his wife and newborn son.
  • Support Engineer , Percona
    Michael joined Percona in October 2007. He serves in several roles, including Wikimaster and company schedules administrator. In the latter role, he is involved in assuring Percona's 24x7 support coverage. He was also the organizer of the company's first two annual all-staff meetings. He is working now in Support team as Support Engineer. Prior to joining the company, Michael worked as a consultant on Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management systems. His introduction to computers was in 2000, when he began his university studies. He now has an undergraduate degree in computer sciences, and in 2011 he earned an MBA. Michael was born in Chervonograd, a small city in western Ukraine. He was married on his 25th birthday. He loves his wife and son and tries to spend as much of his free time as possible with them. His hobbies are music and cars.
  • CTO , MariaDB Foundation
    Monty has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 1981. At least 60% of the MySQL code is still his. He is a MySQL Fellow and is the founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and the creator of MariaDB.
  • MySQL Product Manager , Oracle
    Morgan works on the product management team at Oracle, and is responsible for the MySQL Server.
  • Liquibase Project Founder , Datical
    Software developer for nearly 15 years, best known as the creator of Liquibase.
  • Solutions Architect , VMware
    Neil Armitage, has over 20 years of experience in developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with a Tungsten replication-based solution at TradingScreen and transitioned to VMware in 2014. Neil started his career as a mainframe DBA using IBM DB2. Since that time he has worked on various large scale Oracle and MySQL installations in both the banking and online gaming industries.
  • Senior Systems Architect , Booking.com
    Nicolai Plum is a Senior Systems Architect at Booking.com, the leading online hotel accommodation reservation company in the world. He specialises in scalability of computing infrastructure, databases and system operations.

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