Speakers

  • Head of SQL Layer , FoundationDB
    Ori Herrnstadt is leading the SQL development at FoundationDB, marrying SQL capabilities with NoSQL scale. Previously, Ori founded and served as CEO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large-scale operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army.
  • Community Manager , Talend
    Community Manager at Talend - abstract submitter for conferences.
  • 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.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Peter joined the European consulting team in May 2012. Before joining Percona, among many other things, he worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. Peter's first and foremost professional interest is performance tuning. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary with his wife and son.
  • CEO , Percona
    Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.
  • Sr DBA , J2 Global
    Prasad Mani is passionate about open source databases, currently working for J2 Global and has 13 years of experience on multiple RDBMS technologies.His interests are on Continuous Availability and DR. He has extensive experience in managing very large databases in Banking, Retail,Publishing and Cloud computing. Prasad Mani holds an Electric and Electronics Engineering Degree from Madras University
  • Support Engineer , Percona
    Przemek joined Support Team at Percona in August 2012. Before that he spent over five years working for Wikia.com (Quantcast Top 50) as System Administrator where he was a key person responsible for seamless building up MySQL powered database infrastructure. Besides MySQL he worked on maintaining all other parts of LAMP stack, with main focus on automation, monitoring and backups.
  • Software Engineer, Distributed Systems, Yelp , Yelp
    Raghavendra Prabhu works as a Software Engineer in Distributed Systems team at Yelp. Prior to that he was the Product Lead of Galera-based Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at Percona. He also works on Xtrabackup and Percona Server intermittently. He joined Percona in the fall of 2011. Before joining, he worked at Yahoo! SDC, Bangalore for 3 years as Systems Engineer, primarily dealing with databases (MySQL and Yahoo Sherpa/PNUTS) and configuration management. Raghavendra's main interests include databases, virtualization and containers, distributed systems, operating systems including linux kernel. He also likes to contribute and has contributed code upstream to several FOSS projects — for more details on that visit http://wnohang.net/code. In his spare time, he likes to read books, technical papers/literature, listen to music, hack on software, nature hiking, and exploring in general while on vacations. You may also often find him on IRC channels on freenode and/or oftc.
  • Engineer , Square, Inc.
    Randy's obsession with computers began in 1974 when he was just 14 years old. In 1977, Randy joined a new company called Apple Computer as their first software engineer and employee #6. While at Apple, Randy wrote MacWrite, the world's first WYSIWYG word processor, for the launch of the Macintosh in 1984. Randy's career spans many of Silicon Valley's most notable companies such as E*TRADE, eBay and Google. In 2011, Randy joined Square and has most notably built the payment gateways to the company's payment partners today.
  • MySQL SRE , Dropbox / ProxySQL
    René has 10 years of working experience as System, Network and Database Administrator mainly on Linux/Unix platform. In the last 4-5 years his experience was focused mainly on MySQL, working as Senior MySQL Support Engineer at Sun/Oracle and now as Senior Operational DBA at Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB). In this period he build an analytic and problem solving mindset and he is always eager to take on new challenges, especially if they are related to high performance.
  • DBA , Dropbox
    Renjish Abraham is the Tech Lead DBA for Dropbox MySQL SRE where he focuses on automation of everything MySQL. Before Dropbox Renjish was also a Tech Lead at YouTube where he lead the MySQL operational efforts.
  • MySQL Geek , self
    14 years with Yahoo. The go-to guy for performance issues. Major troller of forums.mysql.com.
  • Senior Staff Engineer , VMware
    Robert Hodges is the former CEO of Continuent, which was acquired by VMWare in late 2014. He works on cloud data management services for VMware’s cloud offering, vCloud Air. Robert has over three decades in the field of databases and has worked with technologies ranging from pre-relational systems to Hadoop and NoSQL. He has a wide range of technical interests and is currently focused on DBMS operation in hybrid clouds.
  • Pre-Sales Consultant , Talend
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  • Software Engineer , Pentaho
    I'm @rolandbouman, a Web- and BI Developer and Information Analyst. I'm currently working as a Software Engineer for Pentaho, a world-leading Open Source Business Intelligence Suite. In the past, I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Strukton Rail. I'm an active member of both the MySQL and Pentaho communities. I maintain a technical blog at http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/ and I co-authored two books about Pentaho: Pentaho Solutions and Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
  • Lead Platform Engineer , Percona
    Lead Platform Engineer at Percona. Developing monitoring tools, automated scripts and leading Percona Monitoring and Management project.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Rongrong is currently a software engineer on MySQL Engineering team in Facebook. She has been working on MySQL for over two years now, mostly focusing on InnoDB. So far she has worked on statistics, defragmentation, logical read ahead, compression, and whatever comes up in production.
  • Senior MySQL Architect , Oracle
    Rune Humborstad is a Senior MySQL Architect at Oracle, working on MySQL Server architecture since 2008. From 2004 to 2008 he held the position as Overall Architect in the database group at Sun Microsystems. Before this, he worked as senior developer/architect on Clustra/HADB, a clustered and highly available database system. Rune Humborstad holds a M.Sc. in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  • Platform Engineer , Square, Inc.
    Ryan is a Platform Engineer at Square, where he manages thousands of instances of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis. Before joining Square, Ryan helped build and scale some of the largest web, social, gaming, and mobile properties as a Consultant at Percona. As an author, speaker, and active contributor to F/OSS projects, his expertise extends to a variety of data stores, cloud and big data, and beyond.
  • Director of Technology , GitHub
    Sam is the Director of Technology at GitHub.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Santosh is a software engineer at Facebook working on improving MySQL. He improved multiple replication features like Global Transaction Identifiers, Multi-threaded slave and Semi-sync so they work at Facebook scale efficiently. Before joining Facebook, he graduated from Indian Institute of Technology.
  • VP of IT Operations , Big Fish Games
    Sean Chighizola is the VP of IT Operations at Big Fish Games.. He has extensive knowledge of leveraging MySQL and MySQL Cluster to build and support high transaction volume ecommerce websites. His recent primary focus has been building interoperability between private cloud provider and Big Fish datacenters to support database infrastructure of scalable online games. Prior to Big Fish he worked at Intelius Inc and TraceRegister LLC and is a member of The Society for Information Management (SIM).
  • CEO , Codership
    Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.
  • Board Member , MariaDB Foundation
    Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB and SkySQL/MariaDB Corporation on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE, pluggable authentication, password validation, encryption. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book. Sergei was the MySQL Security Coordinator during all his time in MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, and now is doing the same in MariaDB.
  • Query Optimizer Developer , MariaDB Corporation
    Sergei Petrunia is a query optimizer developer at MariaDB Corporation Ab. He implemented MariaDB's optimizer features like Table Elimination (MariaDB 5.1), improvements to semi-join subquery optimizations (MariaDB 5.3/5.5), SHOW EXPLAIN (MariaDB 10.0), and ANALYZE for statements (MariaDB 10.1) Prior to Monty Program, he has worked for MySQL Ab/Sun Microsystems, where he was the author of query optimizer features like Partition Pruning, Index Merge (MySQL 5.1), and numerous smaller improvements in query optimizer and other parts of the server. He maintains a highly technical blog at http://s.petrunia.net/blog
  • Senior Infrastructure Engineer , GitHub
    Shlomi is an engineer and a database geek. He is an active MySQL community member, authors gh-ost, orchestrator, common_schema and other open source tools, and blogs at <a href="http://openark.org">http://openark.org</a>. Shlomi is recipient of Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year, and MySQL Community Member of the Year awards. He works at GitHub on the database infrastructure team.
  • MySQL Database Engineer , Facebook
    Shlomo has been on the MySQL Infrastructure team at Facebook since 2011, managing one of the biggest MySQL clusters in the world — mostly by being lazy and making automation manage it instead of him. Before making the switch to manage 1000s of MySQL servers, Shlomo was pretty happy with 100s of them at companies like Sears and Wix, where he was a DBA and a developer. Prior to diving into to the MySQL world in 2006, Shlomo used to be a SQL Server DBA at the Israeli Intelligence Corps, but he can't tell you how many servers he managed there.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook
    Steaphan is the tech lead for the MySQL Engineering team at Facebook. A life-long free software advocate and contributor, Steaphan currently spends most of his time making MySQL faster, more reliable, and more efficient for Facebook's highly-available, web-scale deployment. Prior to Facebook, he spent many years as a Lecturer of Computer Science at Binghamton University.
  • Database Engineer , Slice Technologies
    Stephane has worked for almost 15 years in open source environments, and has spent most of the last 10 years solving performance or high-availability problems with MySQL and more recently MongoDB. He is now working for Slice Technologies, a company that helps you keep track of your online purchases. His main role is to automate MySQL and MongoDB operations, and from time to time, he is also very excited to kill a nasty query or add a missing index on a 500GB table. When not in front of a computer, Stéphane likes spending time with his family. He also hopes to become a decent chess player someday.
  • Senior Engineering Manager , Oracle
    Sunny Bains joined the Oracle/InnoDB team in 2006. He is the author of the Full Text Search and responsible for numerous other optimisations in InnoDB. He currently manages the InnoDB team. He has been writing software for longer than he can remember. Prior to joining InnoDB he wrote a database engine for a distributed database product at his previous employer. The networked database was used in a mission critical environment in the airline industry with very strict service level guarantees.

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