Ian Gulliver

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.


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.
Revelations from the Snowden files about the NSA’s interception of long-haul fiber traffic[1] were met by some with stunned disbelief and by others with blasé “I told you so”. Google responded publicly by encrypting inter-datacenter traffic[2], deploying additional user-facing encryption[3] and encouraging others to do so[4]. MySQL at Google hasn’t escaped our push for better protection of our... [read more]