Keynote Panel: The Future of Operating MySQL at Scale
3 April 10:05AM - 10:50AM
45 minutes keynote
MySQL is used by many organizations for mission-critical applications where downtime is very costly. MySQL in the Cloud is also growing in relevance and usage. During this panel discussion we’ll discuss the challenges of operating MySQL at scale in this changing technology landscape. Topics such as high availability clusters, multi-datacenter replication, and data storage will be discussed in addition to other important future challenges. Master of Ceremonies: Terry Erisman
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.
Fellow/Lead Architect, SanDisk/Fusion-io
Nisha Talagala works at SanDisk/Fusion-io, developing new and exciting technologies in non volatile memory and its applications. Her background is in software development for distributed systems, focusing on storage, I/O, file systems, and non-volatile memory. Before Fusion-io, she was the technology lead for server flash at Intel - heading up server platform non volatile memory technology development and partnerships. Before that, she was Chief Technology Officer at Gear6, where they built clustered computing caches for high performance I/O environments. Nisha got her PhD at UC Berkeley doing research on clusters and distributed storage. She hold over 30 patents in distributed systems, networking, storage, performance and non-volatile memory
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 MySQLPerformanceBlog.com 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.
Chief Marketing Officer, Percona
As chief marketing officer for Percona, Terry Erisman is responsible for the company’s global brand and marketing strategy execution as well as Percona’s conferences. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Terry has helped start seven companies, launch more than 25 new products, and driven high revenue for a multitude of award-winning companies in the SaaS, open source, and enterprise software sectors. Terry previously served as vice president of product marketing at DotNetNuke, the fastest growing open source web CMS on .NET, where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities and helped grow company revenues from zero to a $10 million annual run rate in 18 months and the subscription customer base from zero to more than 1,500 in less than three years. Terry’s previous positions included vice president of marketing and business development for Project Hosts, a leading enterprise project management SaaS company, and director of marketing for CaseCentral, a leading SaaS provider to the legal industry and Fortune 500 companies. Terry has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.