Evan Elias

Database Engineer, Consultant

Evan is an independent consultant and software developer, based in New York City. Previously he was a member of Facebook's MySQL team, where he deployed GTID to the world's largest MySQL fleet, and led development of the company's internal RDS-like database-as-a-service platform. Prior to Facebook, Evan was one of Tumblr's first engineers, where he led the Database Engineering team and scaled the site's MySQL backend. He is the creator of Jetpants, an open-source sharding and database management toolkit.


Global Transaction ID (GTID) is one of the most compelling new features of MySQL 5.6. It is also one of the trickiest to deploy to an existing large-scale environment.