Paul Whittington

Paul Whittington
Founder and Chief Architect, NitroSecurity, Inc.


Paul Whittington heads up the Nitro for MySQL technical team at NitroSecurity. Whittington is a database and embedded systems engineer with over 28 years of experience. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Whittington served as an Advisory Engineer with Lockheed-Martin Idaho Technologies, a Senior Engineer with EG&G Idaho, Inc., a Software Engineer with Intelligent Instrumentation, Inc., and a Staff Engineer with IBM Corporation. Paul holds several design patents.


Paul Whittington (NitroSecurity, Inc.)
This talk will enumerate some simple steps for migrating an existing MyISAM table to a NitroEDB for MySQL table, and present real world performance measurements that illustrate the extreme insert and query performance gains possible with the Nitro storage engine.

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