MySQL at Twitter (Panel Q&A)

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3 April 4:30PM - 5:20PM @ Ballroom A

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50 minutes conference
Ever wonder how your tweets are managed and stored? The @TwitterDBA Team will give you some insight in this high level overview of MySQL usage at Twitter. We will talk about both the large scale and small scale clusters and some of the unique situations that we face. This short presentation will be followed by a Q&A Panel with a number of the Twitter DBA's.


Staff MySQL DBA , Okta
Will Gunty is a Staff MySQL Database Administrator at Okta. Prior to working at Okta, he was one of the first members of the Database Operations team at Box and a Senior DBA at Twitter.
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
Sr. Database Infrastructure Engineer - MySQL, GitHub
Tom has been working with MySQL since 2003. He started working with MySQL as a PHP developer. He briefly moved over to systems administration where he was responsible for Apache and MySQL servers. His desire to learn more about databases moved him into a role as a DBA and he's happily filled that role at several companies. He is currently working at GitHub helping automate and expand their existing architecture. He's previously worked for Box, Twitter, &
DBA, Twitter Inc.
MySQL at Twitter
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.