Percona Live NYC 2011 Speakers
Percona Live features leading experts in MySQL discussing real-world usage scenarios and application architectures.
Eric David Benari
Chief Architect, Vork PHP Framework
Eric is the Master of Ceremonies for Percona Live NYC 2011. He is the organizer of the NYC MySQL Meetup Group, Co-Founder of PlumWillow, Founder of the IT Management Group, and Chief Architect of the Vork open-source PHP framework. Eric has 11+ years of IT experience, and has been invited to speak at many universities and conferences. He has contributed to publications such as Forbes.com and MIT CIO Corner.
Database Administrator, ONEsite
Mike Benshoof is ONEsite's Database Administrator and is responsible for the scalability and high availability of its MySQL servers, search and daemon infrastructure. In addition to his DBA responsibilities Mike is the architect of ONEsite's DailyWorker multi-language persistent job queue system.
MySQL Performance and Scalability Expert, Effective MySQL
Ronald has over 20 years of industry experience in relational database technologies (MySQL/Oracle/Ingres), data architecture, software development, performance analysis and production system implementations.
VP of Global Services, Percona
Espen leads Percona's consulting, training, and support practice. He has worked in the database industry for more than 20 years, managing teams at Oracle and Amadeus (e-Travel) as well as at several smaller technology companies.
Database Operations Manager, PalominoDB
Sheeri was the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director. She is the author of the MySQL Administrator's Bible, and the founder of the Boston MySQL User Group, Technocation, and OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast. She holds a master's degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University.
Vice President of Engineering, Schooner Info. Tech.
Darpan is the driver behind Schooner's MySQL product and technology. Darpan has over 15 years of professional experience in database, middle-ware and edge software products and has held engineering leadership roles at Sun Labs, Sun Microsystems, iPlanet, Netscape, and Fujitsu.
Chief Geek (CTO), Pentaho
As 'Chief Geek' (CTO) at Pentaho, James Dixon is responsible for Pentaho's architecture and technology roadmap. James has over 15 years of professional experience in software architecture, development and systems consulting. Prior to Pentaho, James held key technical roles at AppSource Corporation and Keyola. Earlier in his career, James was a technology consultant working with large and small firms to deliver the benefits of innovative technology in real-world environments.
Director of Professional Services, Sphinx
In his day-to-day work Vladimir helps people to grow their websites by scaling and optimizing them and eliminating performance bottlenecks on different levels. In the past he worked with high-performance systems as a developer and team leader. Before joining Sphinx he worked at Percona.
MySQL Database Engineer, Facebook
Harrison is a member of the Facebook database performance team. He spent over 7 years at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Trainer, Consultant, and Staff Support Engineer. He co-authored the book MySQL Clustering.
Senior Systems and Database Administrator, Blue Gecko
Patrick maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL. He authored 'Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache'. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth, and for a hobby is part owner of a local wireless Internet provider, Radius North.
Software Engineer, Etsy
As a member of Etsy's Core Team, Matt is one of the engineers who put the Dev in Etsy's DevOps. This places Matt on the front lines of Etsy's migration from a massive PostgreSQL database to MySQL shards. Matt also works with the Etsy photo system which receives over 300k uploaded photos per day.
Lead Performance Engineer, Joyent
Brendan Gregg is the lead performance engineer at Joyent, where he analyzes performance and scalability for small to large cloud computing environments. He is a co-author of 'DTrace' and 'Solaris Performance and Tools', and has developed performance related software including the DTraceToolkit and the ZFS L2ARC. Many of Brendan's DTrace scripts are shipped by default in Mac OS X.
MySQL DBA, The Ladders
Gennady has worked in the computer industry since 1999. At Vonage, he maintained about 500 MySQL servers and a dozen EnterpriseDB servers. At TheLadders, he maintains about 30 MySQL servers and two Clustrix appliances.
Co-Founder and CTO, Akiban
Ori has been involved in developing large operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army. After experiencing common problems of large-scale operational systems in military, healthcare, enterprise ERP, CRM systems and modern web applications, he developed the Orthogonal Architecture. In 2009, he co-founded Akiban Technologies to accelerate the development of the technology.
Robert has over 20 years of experience in database and application engineering management. Prior to Continuent, he was Senior Engineering Manager for a variety of RDBMS products at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen group, where he managed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.
Founder and CEO, Zmanda
Chander is a database backup expert. He has helped customers around the world tackle their toughest backup challenges. Chander is one of the architects of Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL product.
Director of Architecture, UrbanDaddy
Raja's expertise is in designing and implementing highly scalable high-availability MySQL solutions, as well as applications focused on reporting and data manipulation.
Senior Solutions Technologist, Fusion-io
Torben Mathiasen is a Senior Solutions Technologist at Fusion-io, where he spends his time tuning and evaluating software stacks for optimal performance and reliability. Prior to joining Fusion-io, he spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard, architecting firmware for the ProLiant BladeServer portfolio. He also held a senior system architect position at Prevas, designing the next generation embedded systems for use by customers around the globe. He has made contributions to the Linux kernel in areas like ethernet, PCI-X and storage controller drivers.
Co-Founder, CEO, and VP of Engineering, Clustrix
Prior to starting Clustrix, Paul was the founder and director of engineering at Isilon Systems, where he designed, architected, and developed all of Isilon’s scale-out NAS products while building the company to $100M. Before Isilon, Paul was the development manager for all of RealNetworks infrastructure products. Paul earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Principal Database Architect, TheLadders
Prior to TheLadders.com Dmitri worked for Fortune Global 500 companies in Europe and the United States. He worked with big data for over two decades, designing and developing efficient solutions on every major database platform. Dmitri received a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Belarussian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.
Chief Performance Architect, Percona
Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL, and creator of Maatkit. He consults with Percona's customers, and develops tools and practices for Percona's team.
Member Technical Staff, Verizon
Jordan Sebastian has worked for Verizon Wireless for the past two years, designing and implementing large scale, high availability CMS solutions. His focuses are on UI design, performance, and web application security.
Database Architect and Engineer, Verizon
Shivinder has been in the wireless industry for the past seven years. He has worked extensively in designing highly scalable and highly available multi-site applications for Tier-1 applications on technology platforms such as Oracle, Sun Directory Server, and MySQL for major wireless carriers in the US.
Core Developer, Drizzle
Monty currently works as a core developer on the Drizzle project for Rackspace. Before Drizzle he was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc and then Sun Microsystems focusing on Clustering and High Availability.
VP, Engineering, Infobright
Graham drives Infobright's product-development vision and processes, including research and development and quality assurance. Graham’s specialities include business integration, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and database design. Graham has worked in several roles, from product design and development and business process re-engineering to customer deployment and managing large scale projects and programs for Fortune 500 companies.
CTO and Co-Founder, Percona
Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in solid-state storage, and has helped many hardware and software providers succeed in the MySQL market.
Principal Consultant, Percona
Yves specializes in MySQL High-Availability and scaling solutions. Prior to joining Percona in 2009, he worked as a senior consultant for MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, assisting customers across North America with NDB Cluster and Heartbeat/DRBD technologies.
Co-Founder, Director of Software Engineering, Clustrix
Sergei led the Internet Operations Systems Infrastructure team at AOL, designing large-scale monitoring and configuration management systems, including the Simple Time-series Database (STDB), which stores monitoring data for all of AOL, replacing high-end database infrastructure. Sergei earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from University of Maryland, College Park.
Kurt von Finck
Chief Community And Communications Officer, Monty Program
Kurt has been working with computers for over 25 years, and in addition to his work with Monty Program on the MariaDB project, is a system administrator for the Gnome Foundation.
Principal Consultant, Percona
Matt has been working with relational databases since the mid '90s as a DBA, system administrator, and all around techie. Before joining Percona, he worked at MySQL and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, helping to build architectures for Fortune 500 and top Alexa-rated companies.
Founder and CEO, Percona
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
Director of Field Services, SkySQL
Ivan has 25 years of experience in computer science, IT, journalism, technical writing, and entrepreneurship, starting with Digital Equipment Corporation. He has worked on DW and BI since the early 90s, with DEC RDB, Informix, Oracle, SQLServer and MySQL. Ivan joined MySQL in 2005 and led the European Pre-Sales team for the Software Infrastructure Group at Sun Microsystems.