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

October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Peter Boros

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Peter Boros

Storage SRE - databases, Dropbox


Peter joined Dropbox's database team in February 2016, has a strong interest in automation and performance tuning. Before joining Dropbox, among many other things, he was Principal Architect at Percona, worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and son.


4 October 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM at Zürich 2
Managing configuration for 1000s of database servers is hard, "hotfix" like set globals are easily forgotten, configuration rollouts can be complicated. At dropbox, instead of using puppet of chef (we use both), we wrote our own configuration handler for managing mysql configuration. This talk is about the overall architecture of the configuration generator we use. We will discuss the... [read more]