Faster, Greener, Cheaper: Why Every MySQL Database Server Will One Day Have a SQL Chip

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The history of computing is full of algorithms such as graphics processing that are fine-tuned in general purpose CPUs over decades. Only when they are finally ported to dedicated hardware are tremendous improvements in speed, cost, and power realized. Raj Cherabuddi explains how a new SQL chip will revolutionize today’s database query processing.

Raj Cherabuddi


Raj Cherabuddi is CEO, President, and co-Founder of Kickfire. A seasoned executive, he is experienced in both the startup and corporate worlds. Prior to Kickfire, Cherabuddi was the founding CEO of Sanera Systems, a startup that focused on mission-critical, high-performance SAN switches. Sanera was successfully acquired by McDATA Corporation, an $800M public company now part of Brocade. At McDATA, Cherabuddi served as the corporate CTO for nearly two years, where he advised on strategy and was responsible for future technologies.

Before co-founding Sanera Systems, he served as lead architect at Sun.

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