Tom Christ

Database Engineer, Tumblr

Thomas Christ is on the data team at Tumblr, specializing in MySQL. He has worked on social web platforms and on large-scale data processing throughout his career, landing at Tumblr.


Jetpants provides an automation framework for managing large sharded MySQL installations. In addition to providing support for shard splits and merges, there is oft-overlooked tooling for concurrent operations across entire database topologies. Some examples include determining the aggregate size of your data set across all shards and/or functional partitions, determining global min and max... [read more]