Tom Krouper

Sr. Database Infrastructure Engineer - MySQL, GitHub

Tom has been working with MySQL since 2003. He started working with MySQL as a PHP developer. He briefly moved over to systems administration where he was responsible for Apache and MySQL servers. His desire to learn more about databases moved him into a role as a DBA and he's happily filled that role at several companies. He is currently working at GitHub helping automate and expand their existing architecture. He's previously worked for Box, Twitter, &


Ever wonder how your tweets are managed and stored? The @TwitterDBA Team will give you some insight in this high level overview of MySQL usage at Twitter. We will talk about both the large scale and small scale clusters and some of the unique situations that we face. This short presentation will be followed by a Q&A Panel with a number of the Twitter DBA's.