May 29, 2019
 Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019
  Ivan Groenewold, Gabriel Ciciliani

As consultants, we are often asked to perform a one-off assessment of existing environments. These requests involve basically three phases: data collection, analysis, and results presentation. In order to reduce the time spent on low-value tasks, we introduced automation to turn collected data into a deliverable and to assist consultants with the analysis and recommendations.

In this session we are going to share the process details, technologies involved, and the benefits introduced to our organization

Audience Takeaways/Take Back to Work:

- Discover a way to construct/manipulate dynamic documents
- Learn about the benefits of introducing automation into documentation processes
- Hear a few lessons learned during the development of the solution



About the Authors

Ivan Groenewold

Ivan has been supporting mission-critical environments for top of the line companies for over 15 years, while becoming a certified professional for Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services in the process. Also co-developed the Database-as-a-Service platform for the biggest e-commerce site of Latin America (MELI:NSQ)
 

Gabriel Ciciliani

Gabriel has been dedicated to databases as a DBA and consultant for the last 12 years. He has lead and participated in multiple projects across many technologies, including Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and MongoDB. Gabriel defines himself as an automation super fan, he is one of the developers of the MySQL/MongoDB DBaaS solution currently in use in MercadoLibre, the largest e-commerce platform in Latin America. Gabriel holds a college degree in electronics, a degree in industrial engineering and he is currently working on his master's thesis (Information Systems engineering). He is also an GCP, Oracle and Microsoft certified professional. Currently he is an Internal Principal Consultant at Pythian specializing in MySQL and MongoDB.