Sep 12, 2013
 Percona University Washington DC 2013
  Matt Yonkovit

Sometimes we are all forced to wear multiple hats in an organization. These people only become a DBA for 5 minutes at a time when a crisis arises. During our session we will give these 5 minute DBA’s the tools and skills to start helping to efficiently find bottlenecks and resolve them . This intro into database troubleshooting and optimization will walk through at a high-level various tools and tricks of the trade (top, iostat, sar, cacti, explain, maatkit, etc) and give examples on how they can be used when it really hits the fan.



About the Author

Matt Yonkovit

Matt Yonkovit is Percona’s Chief Experience Officer, overseeing company strategy & marketing functions, as well as operating as the chief storyteller. Before joining Percona in 2009, Matt worked at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, building out and optimizing high performance, scalable, and always-available infrastructure for Fortune 500 and countless other web properties. He has carried this experience and expertise into his executive leadership roles, helping build Percona's customer offerings and guiding the growth of services by 10X over the course of his career, leading to a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating. With 20+ years in the open source database industry, Matt specializes in guiding customers to achieve their specific objectives. He has a passion for performance and takes pride in contributing to the vibrant open source community, as well as finding and mentoring Percona’s future leaders. Matt is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Grand Valley State University. He now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, cat, and dog, where he enjoys fantasy sports, playing video games, listening to rock music, as well as taking things apart to figure out how they work.