Calvin Sun

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.

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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.
MySQL is the data storage technology behind most Twitter data: the social graph, timelines, users, direct messages, as well as tweets themselves. With more than 200 million monthly active users and 500 million tweets per day, Twitter pushes MySQL and InnoDB a lot further than most companies. This talk will cover the data storage architecture at Twitter and how the architecture has evolved to meet... [read more]