R for MySQL DBAs

4 April 1:50PM - 2:40PM @ Ballroom A

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
MySQL DBAs often hold the keys to the kingdom in terms of being able to accurately mine business data in order to produce actionable intelligence. Many MySQL DBAs, however, lack the tools to generate graphs, charts, and other visually compelling evidence based on the data mined. The purpose of this presentation is to give the attendees that tool. R is a software environment for statistical computing and graphs that is perfect for interacting with relational database systems and publishing results in an informative manner. Attendees of the presentation will learn the fundamentals of R along with real-world MySQL-specific examples that can immediately be applied to the benefit of their organization.


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.
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.