Daniel Nichter

Platform Engineer, Square

Daniel has been writing MySQL tools and automation since 2004. In the early years, he created HackMySQL.com where he published some of the first open-source MySQL tools. He also blogged and wrote technical white papers for several years. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at Percona on the most widely-used open-source MySQL toolkit: Percona Toolkit. He also developed other products like the first versions of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM). At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expo, he was named the Community Contributor of the Year. Today, he works at Square as a DBA and Platform Engineer developing tooling and automation to manage thousands of MySQL instances.

Sessions

Do you have MySQL slaves? Are all slaves' data in sync with the master? How can you check? -- "Yes", "I think so", and "I don't know" are very common responses to these questions. MySQL has no intrinsic way to verify that slaves have the same data as the master. This is a problem because it is very common for slaves to become out of sync with the master.
Percona Toolkit is a collection of more then 30 command-line tools for MySQL that automate a variety of MySQL and system tasks. With so many choices, it can be difficult knowing where to start: is pt-archiver safe? what is the relationship between pt-table-checksum and pt-table-sync? how does pt-online-schema-change work? etc. This session will survey 9 of the most popular tools in Percona... [read more]
Discuss Percona Cloud Tools (https://cloud.percona.com) with its development team.