Percona Live: Open Source Database Performance Conference - Amsterdam 2016 Logo

October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ike Walker

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Ike Walker

Database Architect, GitHub


Ike Walker is a Database Architect at GitHub. He has 16 years of experience with relational databases, and has been working with MySQL since 2006. Ike runs the Boston MySQL meetup, and holds a gold badge for mysql on


4 October 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM at Lausanne
Native JSON support is new for MySQL in version 5.7, but how much should we be using it? Is this merely an optimization for the JSON data that many of us have been storing for years in previous versions of MySQL, or is it time to consider expanded use cases for JSON in MySQL? In this session, I will discuss some of the practical uses of JSON in MySQL, focusing on version 5.7 but also... [read more]