Allan Packer
Principal Engineer, Sun Microsystems

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Allan Packer is a Principal Engineer working for the Performance Technologies engineering group at Sun Microsystems. He has developed tools used for performance and regression testing, acted as technical
lead for several published TPC benchmarks, and developed a training curriculum used by SunU. Allan has worked on issues related to server systems performance, sizing, availability, and resource management, and
currently leads the MySQL Performance and Scalability team at Sun. He has published articles in industry magazines, presented at international industry conferences, and his book “Configuring and Tuning Databases on the Solaris Platform” was published by Sun Press in December 2001.


Allan Packer (Sun Microsystems), Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
This session describes the joint Sun/MySQL performance & scalability project. We will look at the key performance issues, what has been achieved so far and share initial results. We will indicate some of what's on the roadmap for the immediate future. Wherever possible, best practices and recommendations for achieving optimal performance will be offered. Read more.
Allan Packer (Sun Microsystems), Neelakanth Nadgir (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
ZFS offers many leading-edge features, including automatic protection against silent data corruption, immense capacity, and vastly simplified administration. But how well does it perform with MySQL? This session explores MySQL performance with ZFS compared to alternative file system implementations. The performance implications of ZFS compression and other features are also examined. Read more.

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