Varun Singh

Founder & CTO, ScaleArc

As Chief Technology Officer, Varun leads ScaleArc's Product Development and Technology Strategy. Varun also served as ScaleArc's CEO from March 2009 to Sept 2013. Varun is a technologist with broad experience in several fields, from running Linux-based BBS systems in the pre-internet-boom days, to writing about technology and open source software at PC Quest, CHIP, Digit and Network Computing, to creating India's top online technology brands such as TechTree and Tech2, to hosting technology shows on CNBC, TV18, CNN-IBN and ET Now. He led large Web & Application development teams as CTO at Network 18's web division and built the highly scalable technology behind large websites like, and various other portals.


The MySQL community has led database innovation with scale out, but issues with downtime and performance still keep many MySQL environments below enterprise-grade status. This session focuses on new technologies to serve mission-critical applications – how to stay “live” during planned and unplanned outages and boost performance with deep SQL analytics.