2 April 6:00PM - 7:00PM @ Room 203

Birds of a Feather
Formed as a collaboration among engineers facing similar challenges in running MySQL at scale, WebScaleSQL was born out of a desire to achieve greater performance from a database technology tailored to their specific needs. It aims to enable the scale-oriented members of the MySQL community to work more closely together in order to prioritize the aspects that are most important to us. In the last few months, engineers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have all contributed code and provided feedback to each other to develop a new, more unified, and more collaborative branch of MySQL 5.6. We know we're not the only ones who are trying to solve these particular challenges. Join us as we discuss the issues WebScaleSQL seeks to tackle, the improvements we've already made, and the projects we're currently working on. Learn more about how you can contribute to the effort and how the MySQL community can work together to share a common base of code changes to the upstream MySQL branch.


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.
Sr Engineering Manager, Twitter
Calvin Sun is senior engineering manager at Twitter, managing MySQL development. Prior to that, he managed the InnoDB team at Oracle. Calvin also worked for MySQL Inc. from 2006 to 2008, managing MySQL storage engines development. He has over 15+ years of database development experience.
Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Davi Arnaut is a member of the MySQL development team at LinkedIn. He works closely with LinkedIn's data team to add new features to MySQL, evaluate performance, and track down and fix bugs. In the past, Davi was a lead software engineer in the MySQL development teams at Twitter and Oracle.
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.
Site Reliability Manager, Google Inc.
In 6 years at Google, Ian has been a Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, tech lead and now manages Google's MySQL development and Site Reliability Engineering teams in Mountain View, California. He's worked with MySQL since 3.23 in a wide variety of environments, including cash registers, anti-spam services and political campaigns.