Addressing Challenges of Data Warehousing - a Panel Discussion

Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice

The types of questions/themes I would look to discuss are:

1) Are people using MySQL today for DW? Customer examples?

2) What new features in MySQL enable DW, e.g., partitioning?

3) What are the areas where MySQL still lags behind other commercial databases today?

4) How do the new storage engines or upcoming MySQL features help?

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Robin Schumacher


Robin Schumacher is a Senior Manager at Sun and runs product management for the MySQL product line. He has 20 years experience with databases, including MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata, and more, and has authored three books on database administration and performance tuning.

Brian Miezejewski


Brian Miezejewski is a Principal consultant for MySQL with over 25 years of database and software development experience. His experience includes Director of Data Architecture & Systems at and Senior Principal Architect for the American Airlines Enterprise data warehouse. He has led the development of multiple data warehouses over 4TB in size.

Charles Hooper

Pro Relational Systems

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing counsultant to the CPG industry.

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Paul Whittington

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.

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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Victoria Eastwood

InfoBright Inc.

Working with Infobright Inc. since early 2006, Victoria brings over 20 years of experience in software development. A graduate of University of Waterloo, her particular skills include program and project management, including architecture, for complex endeavours. Her technological and business vision drives leading-edge, executable, and profitable solutions.

Victoria’s professional experience spans all aspects of software development and include data warehouses, web based applications, security and financial systems to name a few. She has established a track record for turning cutting-edge ideas into technological reality. In her capacity as a consultant, Victoria has worked with Bell, BCE Emergis, RBC Dominion Securities, CIBC, and Nesbitt Burns.

At several clients, Victoria’s responsibility covered delivery of the primary release of new software services for security and also web based bill presentment in conjunction with defining the product release map, strategy, and feature set. She lead teams comprised of developers, architects, infrastructure technicians, security officers, quality assurance professionals, technical writers and support and implementation teams to successful on time and high quality delivery. She continues to educate and mentor teams in best of breed development practices.

Of note is Victoria’s role as the director of professional services for a start-up data warehouse tool vendor during a time when the practice of warehousing was very much in its infancy. She was also instrumental in launching a charity organization, Kids.Now which delivers life skills to pre-teenage kids. She is a member of the Kids.Now board of directors.

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