Speakers

  • Senior Database Administrator , Rakuten, Inc.
    Abdel-Mawla joined Rakuten, Inc. as a Senior Database Administrator in 2014. Main specialities include MySQL operations, performance tuning, backup and recovery, replication and HA. Before Rakuten, he was working at FromDual as a MySQL support engineer and The BookDepository as a MySQL DBA for about 10 years of total experience. He also blogs at https://mysqlstepbystep.com/ .
  • Software Eng. , Cloudera
    Abraham Elmahrek is a software engineer at Cloudera. In a previous life, he has designed and implemented distributed services for ad and attribution systems. He is currently a committer on the Sqoop project and is an active open source contributor.
  • VP Business , Midokura
    Based out of San Francisco, Adam Johnson is a founding member at Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions. Adam has been advising and working with a number of startups over the last 8 years. In addition to his experience with early stage startups, Adam has also worked extensively in Fortune 250, Healthcare, and Education. Adam Johnson has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.
  • Senior Consultant , Hastexo
    Adolfo started out as an ESL teacher, but a talent for programming computers shaped his early career. He developed everything from an Asterisk-based PBX to the odd Linux kernel driver, including several websites and an AGPL3 Python-backed web game. Nevertheless, in his mid-thirties Adolfo saw the opportunity to unite two talents, and once more turned to mentoring by teaching developers how to contribute to OpenStack more efficiently. Most recently, he joined the hastexo team to continue delivering OpenStack training, as well high-availability and high-scalability consulting.
  • Site Reliability Engineer , Tumblr
    Akshay started working with MySQL when it was 5.0. He worked at database service providers like Datavail and Percona. While at Percona, he managed a team of DBA in the APAC region. Currently, he works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Tumblr, where he is making the MySQL environment better.
  • Staff Database Engineer , Box, TwinDB
    A member of Databases team at Box. Percona alumnus, data recovery expert. Running TwinDB on free time.
  • VP Products , Severalnines AB
    Alex is the VP of Products at Severalnines, responsible for all product related strategy and operations. Severalnines builds automation and management software for database clusters. Its products help companies deploy their databases in any environment, and manage all operational aspects to achieve Severalnines availability. Prior to Severalnines, Alex was Master Principal Sales Consultant at MySQL/Sun Microsystems/Oracle in the APAC region, where he worked with some of the region's largest telecoms service providers and network equipment manufactures to build massively scalable database infrastructures. He previously held key development roles in various startups, and was part of the original MySQL Cluster development team at Ericsson Alzato, which MySQL acquired 2003.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Alexander has over 10 years industry experience with the MySQL database and related technologies. His specialties are performance tuning, full text search, high availability, database infrastructure architecture and data warehouses. He has helped many MySQL customers design extremely high performance databases with optimized schema and queries.
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    Alexey worked at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle as a Performance Engineer in the High Performance group and Software Engineer in the MySQL development team. He also worked at Percona on Percona Server, XtraBackup and XtraDB cluster. He is also the maintainer of sysbench, a popular benchmark tool.
  • Performance Engineer , Percona
    Alexey Stroganov is a Performance Engineer at Percona, where he works on improvements and features  that makes Percona Server  even more flexible, faster and scalable.  Before joining Percona he worked on the performance testings/analysis of  MySQL server and it components at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle for more than ten years.  During this time he was focused on performance evaluations, benchmarks,  analysis, profiling, various optimizations and tunings.
  • Senior Technical Manager , Percona
    Alkin has extensive experience in enterprise relational databases working in various sectors for large corporations. With more then 20 years of industry experience he has acquired skills for managing large projects from ground up to production. For the past six years he's been focusing on e-commerce, SaaS and MySQL technologies. He managed and architected database topologies for high volume site at eBay Intl. He has several years of experience on 24X7 support and operational tasks as well as improving database systems for major companies. He has led MySQL global operations team on Tier 1/2 support for MySQL customers. Recently joined Percona's expert technical management team.
  • OpenStack R&D, Engineering Manager , Red Hat
    Alvaro Lopez Ortega is Engineering Manager at Red Hat. He works on OpenStack Deployment Technology Team, which is responsible for the deployment of the tools shipped in RDO and RHEL-OSP; and the Operation and Laboratories Team, which is responsible for running a number of internal and public OpenStack clouds, including TryStack. Alvaro is also a GNU developer, founder and main developer of the Cherokee Web Server, former GNOME and OpenSolaris Core developer. He is a veteran speaker at Open Source conferences worldwide.
  • Founder & CTO , Tesora Inc
    Amrith Kumar brings more than two decades of experience delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high performance systems and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded. Earlier, he served as vice president of technology and product management at Dataupia, maker of the Satori Data Warehousing platform , and Sepaton’s director and general manager where he was responsible for the development of the core virtual tape library product. As a director of product development at Netezza, he managed end-to-end product delivery for all customers and prospects. Amrith studied mathematics at the University of Madras (India) and management at the Indian Institute of Management.
  • Development Manager , HP Cloud
    Andrew Conrad Engineering Manager HP, Seattle WA For a majority of Andrew's career he has been involved in designing and building frameworks and tools to help software developers work with data. Andrew was one of the founding members and co-inventors of the OData effort. The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications. He also worked as the lead developer for the HDInsight (https://www.hadooponazure.com/) team who's charter was all about making Hadoop and Big Data accessible for the masses. Currently Andrew is the Engineering manager for the database as a service team (Trove) at HP shipping as part of Helion Development Platform.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    Loves MySQL, Dolphins and reading.
  • Director of Operations , SmugMug
    Awesomizing large-scale systems and teams. Previously of Stanford, Affinity Circles, Yahoo, Overture, Goto, Environ.
  • Software Engineer , Google
    Software engineer on the open-source Vitess project created by YouTube.
  • DBA , Twitter, Inc.
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  • Senior Manager, MySQL Database Engineering & Operations , Yahoo
    MySQL Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations at Yahoo.
  • principal consultant , Percona
    Aurimas began using MySQL for various demanding web projects in 1999, while working as a system administrator. In 2002, he moved to a dedicated server hosting startup to work as a performance engineer - performance optimization service was key to this company's success. Years later, in 2007 he joined a MySQL consulting company Percona where he has been working as a MySQL performance consultant ever since. During his career, both as a system administrator and as performance engineer, Aurimas got familiar with many different technologies by actually using them in different contexts. He always knows the right tools for the task. In addition to MySQL performance optimization, his key areas of expertise include: MySQL High Availability, full text search, content caching techniques, and MySQL data recovery.
  • CEO , VividCortex
    Baron is the CEO and founder of VividCortex (https://vividcortex.com), which provides cloud-hosted database performance management to measure, diagnose and resolve MySQL performance problems in 1-second resolution. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and the creator of Maatkit (now Percona Toolkit).
  • Assistant Professor , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Barzan Mozafari is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), where he is a member of the Michigan Database Group and the Software Systems Lab. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems, with a particular interest in database-as-a-service clouds, distributed systems, and crowdsourcing. In his research, he draws on advanced mathematical models to deliver practical database solutions. He has won several awards and fellowships, including SIGMOD 2012 and EuroSys 2013_s best paper awards.
  • DBA , Tango
    For the past 15 years, Ben has been a DBA, developer, and Sys Admin working on high volume production systems at Garmin, PalominoDB, and Tango.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
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  • Senior Database Architect , SchoolMessenger
    Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems.
  • Database Operations Engineer , Shopify
    Bob has been squeezing every drop out of MySQL for several years, having previously spent several years roaming in the Garden of Oracle. In late 2007, he found himself suddenly (and without warning) responsible for storing and retrieving all the information amassed at Radian6, the original leading social media monitoring company. Now, as an operations engineer for Shopify, the database challenges are bigger than ever.
  • Database Engineer - MySQL SRE , Dropbox
    Brian is a Database Engineer MySQL SRE for Dropbox. He has worked with MySQL for the past 5 years supporting multiple client environments as a consultant or FTE. He spends most of his time as an operational DBA automating routine tasks such as instance cloning and master promotions along with enhancing monitoring and alerts to proactively detect upcoming issues. He has a background as a developer, manager, and systems administrator over the past 20+ years. Brian is based out of Seattle, WA.
  • Sr Engineering Manager , Twitter
    Calvin Sun is senior engineering manager at Twitter, managing MySQL development. Prior to that, he managed the InnoDB team at Oracle. Calvin also worked for MySQL Inc. from 2006 to 2008, managing MySQL storage engines development. He has over 15+ years of database development experience.
  • Sr. Database Systems Architect , SolidFire
    Chris (@merzdba) serves as the Sr. Database Systems Architect for SolidFire, specializing in MySQL and NoSQL databases. He began his journey with web technologies in 1994, and has been focused on solving the challenges of what it means to be web-scale ever since. For over a decade, Chris was immersed in global hosting infrastructure at WebCom/Verio/NTT, where he architected and deployed one of the world’s first MySQL DBaaS offerings. He rejoined the tech startup community in 2010 with MapMyFitness, architecting multi-terabyte Percona MySQL systems and DevOps infrastructure to serve millions of users daily.

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