Alexey Kopytov's picture
Principal Software Engineer , Percona

Alexey joined Percona in November 2010 as a member of the development group that produces Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup.

Before joining Percona, Alexey worked in MySQL AB's High Performance group for two years and then in MySQL development at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle for over four years. He is also the maintainer and, until recently, the sole developer of SysBench, a...

Arie Kachler's picture
Sr. MySQL Operations Engineer , Etsy

Arie Kachler has worked with Mysql for over a decade now. He joined Etsy in Nov. 2011 and oversees Etsy's large Mysql infrastructure. He has been working on web technology companies for over 16 years, including The New York Times.

Baron Schwartz's picture
Principal Architect , The Rimm-Kaufman Group

Baron Schwartz is the Principal Architect at The Rimm-Kaufman Group. He develops tools that help users succeed with MySQL. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL.

Director of Technical Operations , New Relic

I have been doing Ops and IT for about 17 years. I have focused almost exclusively on rapid growth start ups. I went through various specialties, sysadmin, DBA, network before taking that blue pill and becoming a manager. I have been working at New Relic for a bit over 4 years. During that time the company has grown from 6 to 110 people and we are now serving 1.2 million requests a minute.

Bill Bodei's picture
Director of Systems Engineering , Nimbus Data

Bill’s vast professional experience has centered on helping a broad diversity of Enterprises with their IT infrastructure, cloud and utility computing initiatives. Bill’s tenure includes IBM and HP, as well as emerging start-ups in unified computing, managed services and storage. Bill is a sought after speaker and thought leader around the strategic alignment of IT infrastructure and business...

Bradley C. Kuszmaul's picture
Chief Architect (Tokutek); Research Scientist (MIT) , Tokutek and MIT

Bradley C. Kuszmaul is research faculty at MIT and is chief architect at Tokutek, which markets TokUDB, a MySQL storage that uses fractal tree™ technology.

Clayton Cole's picture
Software Deployment Engineer , Clustrix, Inc

Clayton strives to understand and address the challenges customers face as they transition their unique environments over to using a scalable Clustrix database solution. For several months he has been benchmarking the performance of both Clustrix and MySQL using Ruby on Rails.

Chief Evangelist, MariaDB , Monty Program Ab

Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few.

Daniel Austin's picture
Principal Architect , PayPal, Inc.

I work for PayPal, where I'm focused on systems architecture for large-scale payment systems. I'm also interested in big data, microelectronics, computational astronomy, bonsai trees, and social business. In my copious spare time I play the piano and feed my cat in Santa Clara, California.

Devananda van der Veen's picture
- , HP Cloud Services

Deva joined HP Cloud Services in 2012 and contributes to OpenStack. Previously he worked as a Principal MySQL Consultant at Percona. He studied computer science at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and has worked in the internet technology space since '99.

Erick Franco's picture
DBA , Verizon

Erick has a keen interest in multiple flavors of RDBMS technologies and has worked on designing many innovative online applications with various types of backend DB technologies. His primary focus is on building platforms which are highly scalable and performance oriented which cater to tremendous volumes of traffic at VZW.

Evan Elias's picture
Core Application Engineering Lead , Tumblr

Evan is a team lead at Tumblr, where he develops database solutions that scale to tens of billions of rows spanning over 200 MySQL installations. He has previously worked at Six Apart and Harvard University, and his software is used by major publications such as The New Yorker and Consumer Reports. He is intimately familiar with the internals of four major blogging platforms, and has been...

Fernando Ipar's picture
Consultant , Percona

Fernando works as Senior Consultant at Percona. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a contractor for several financial services institutions, telcos, and smaller technology providers. During that period, he acquired experience managing different UNIX type systems, developing or improving fault tolerant software, and managing small teams of technically skilled people.

He lives...

Jay Janssen's picture
Principal Consultant , Percona

Jay Janssen started using MySQL over 10 years ago, but honed his skills during 7 years at Yahoo as a High Availability Consultant specializing in MySQL. Today he works for Percona as a Principal Consultant.

Jeff Mace's picture
Director of Professional Services , Continuent, Inc.

Jeff Mace, Director of Professional Services, has 10 years of experience developing internet applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in June 2010 after having a chance to work with Tungsten and the Continuent team. Jeff started his career using DB2 at Penn State University. Since that time he has built event management software at AetherQuest Solutions and...

Community Manager , SugarCRM

John Mertic serves as the Community Manager for SugarCRM, having several years of experience with PHP web applications and open source communities. A frequent conference speaker and an avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book 'The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications' and...

Luke Welling's picture
Senior Software Engineer , Wikimedia Foundation

Originally from Australia, Luke brings more than ten years of experience and thought leadership in Web development, IT consulting and research. He is an author of the best-selling PHP and MySQL Web Development (Sams Publishing) and MySQL Tutorial (MySQL Press).

Marcos Albe's picture
Support Engineer , Percona Inc.

Marcos Albe has been doing web development for over ten years, providing solutions for various media and technology companies of different sizes. He is now a member of the Percona Support Team.

Born and raised in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, he became passionate about computers at the age of 11, when he got a 25Mhz i386-SX. Some ten years later, he became one of the pioneers in...

Mike Solomon's picture
"The Architect" , YouTube

Mike Solomon works at YouTube focusing on distributed systems. He collaborated on the recently released Vitess project and is actively working improvements to the efficiency of Youtube's MySQL infrastructure.

Neil Armitage's picture
Continuent Tungsten Deployment and Support Engineer , Continuent

Neil has over 20 years of experience in developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with a Tungsten replication-based solution at TradingScreen. Neil started his career as a mainframe DBA using IBM DB2. Since that time he has worked on various large scale Oracle and MySQL installations in both the banking and online gaming industries.

Neil Harkins's picture
Performance Test Engineer , Clustrix, Inc.

Neil has been working in various Internet service industries for 20 years: architecting CriticalPath to scale well beyond 5 million email-accounts in 2000, continuing a focus on scalability of web 2.0 apps at SixApart (TypePad, LiveJournal, Vox), and for the past 4 years ensuring Clustrix performance and features are world-class.

Ori Herrnstadt's picture
CTO , Akiban

Ori Herrnstadt is co-founder and CTO of Akiban. He 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...

Peter Zaitsev's picture
CEO , Percona Inc

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.

Ralf Schwoebel's picture
CEO , Tradebit, Inc.

In 1995 Ralf started one of the first online shops in Germany and is connected to the eCommerce topic since then. From 2001-2004 he led one of the biggest SEO companies in Germany and started Tradebit.com as the download marketplace in late 2004 on a self-made Linux cluster.

Tradebit.com now hosts more than 25,000 merchants on a LAMP cluster with more than 60 Terabytes of downloadable...

René Cannaò's picture
Senior Operational DBA , PalominoDB

René has 10 years of working experience as System, Network and Database Administrator mainly on Linux/Unix platform. In the last 4-5 years his experience was focused mainly on MySQL, working as Senior MySQL Support Engineer at Sun/Oracle and now as Senior Operational DBA at PaolominoDB. In this period he build an analytic and problem solving mindset and he is always eager to take on new...

Robert Hodges's picture
CEO , Continuent

Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.

Founder and CEO , Effective MySQL

Ronald has 24 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. His expertise covers MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 4 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from...

Ryan Huddleston's picture
Director of Remote DBA , Percona

Ryan started working at Percona in 2012 after being employed at RightNow Technologies, a SaaS CRM company with a large scale mysql deployment, for 11 years. During his time at RightNow, Ryan worked on database and systems architecture as well as systems automation. He created a reliable and scalable database architecture that served billions of page turns each month with 99.998% reliability....

Production Engineer , Square

Ryan worked for a variety of companies, including several startups, and he has a background in many different database technologies. He has extensive experience as a developer, DBA, manager, and consultant. In addition, he has worked in a broad range of industries across the globe, including health care, telecommunications, social networking, and defense. His specialties include full-stack...

Ryan Mack's picture
Software Engineer , Facebook

Ryan is a member of the database engineering team at Facebook where he works on improving scalability and performance. He was formerly a video game AI and performance engineer at Rockstar San Diego and Sony Computer Entertainment San Diego Studio.

Seppo Jaakola's picture
CEO , Codership

Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.

Shivinder Singh's picture
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.

Sugu Sougoumarane's picture
Architecture Team Member , YouTube

Sugu works for the YouTube architecture team. He's worked on various scalability projects there. He is a major contributor to the recently released Vitess open source project. Prior to YouTube, Sugu worked for the architecture team at PayPal where he built many of PayPal's core features. He also has many years of experience in development environments, compilers, and computer graphics.

Tim Ellis's picture
CTO , PalominoDB

Tim Ellis presided over some of the larger MySQL installations during the 2000-2011 timeframe at such places as Digg, Mozilla, Riot Games (League of Legends), and StumbleUpon. Running large scaled database installations using Opsdev methodologies was his specialty.

In the last 5 years, he has begun specialising in building hybrid database clusters, using MySQL for relational data and...

Torben Mathiasen's picture
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...

Vadim Tkachenko's picture
CTO, co-founder , Percona Inc

Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in LAMP performance, especially optimizing MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware using his multi-threaded programming background.

At Percona Vadim also designs no-gimmicks benchmark tests of hardware, filesystems, storage...

Varun Singh's picture
Founder & CEO , ScalArc, Inc.

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 magazines like 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 TV Channels like CNBC TV18, CNN-IBN and...

Vladimir Fedorkov's picture
Team lead, DBA , PalominoDB

Vladimir has been helping people to scale their LAMP applications for more than 10 years, with a focus on performance optimization, architectural choices and deep knowledge of search and MySQL technologies. As a team lead on the PalominoDB European team, he provides high-profile remote DBA operational support and performance tuning on large, distributed open source database platforms. In the...

Yves Trudeau's picture
Consultant , Percona

Yves is a Principal Consultant at Percona, specializing 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.

Yves holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Université de Sherbrooke. He lives in...

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