Baron Schwartz

CEO, VividCortex

Baron is the CEO and founder of VividCortex (, which provides cloud-hosted database performance management to measure, diagnose and resolve MySQL performance problems in 1-second resolution. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and the creator of Maatkit (now Percona Toolkit).


What if you'd like to know something about your SQL statements, but it's not possible to measure it? Consider the relationship between a statement's execution and some work it causes that can't be measured inside the server. In this talk, Baron will demonstrate how to infer these relationships with statistical techniques. This allows you to avoid measuring things that are... [read more]
Google's Go language is increasingly popular for systems programming. It's efficient and fun to program in Go, and it produces high-performance programs. Go is well suited for working with SQL databases, and has excellent MySQL drivers. In this talk Baron will show how to use Go's database/sql package with MySQL. He'll discuss idiomatic database/sql code, available drivers for... [read more]