Brian Aker

Brian Aker
Fellow, HP

Website | @brianaker

Brian Aker is the Director of Technology for MySQL. At MySQL he helps set direction for technology and looks for opportunies to harness and shape the MySQL database for efforts in Web, OEM, and Telephony. In his copious amounts of free time he works on Apache and Perl modules, and hacks on the Asterisk Telephony System (hence never has a working home phone number). In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The Virtual Hospital, Splunk, and Slashdot. He lives in Seattle with his dog Rosalynd.


Architecture and Technology, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, Tutorial
Location: Ballroom H Level: Intermediate
Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart), Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
The original memcached tutorial has done its rounds around the globe, and it's time for round two. Quickly get up to speed with integration and tuning examples, then dive into new topics and community tricks. See how the new binary protocol and storage engine interfaces can solve hard problems. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom A Level: Novice
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Ever wondered what would happen if we could rethink a decade worth of design changes? Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server targeted at web development and cloud computing. We are looking at how to create database for modern multi-core, large memory databases that fit inside of an overall application framework. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, Cloud Computing
Location: Ballroom C Level: Intermediate
Eric Day (craigslist), Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Come learn the fundamentals of how to leverage Gearman, the open-source, distributed job queuing system. Gearman can help in building scalable MySQL-backed applications or use through a user-defined function. Gearman’s generic design allows it to be used as a building block for a wide variety of applications, from farming out image processing to building your own Map/Reduce implementation. Read more.

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