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Office Hour with John Berryman (VividCortex) and Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)

John Berryman (Eventbrite), Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Office Hours
Table 1 (Sponsor Pavilion)

John and Baron will gladly review the details of the log-backed infrastructure and why and how it can often be better than API or queue-backed infrastructures. Other topics include:

  • Discussion of the pain-points experienced at VividCortex as we transitioned to the log
  • Brainstorming with you about your own infrastructures and how the log-backed infrastructure and kafka might apply to them
  • VividCortex in general and how we are building best-in-class MySQL server performance monitoring tools
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John Berryman


John’s first career was as an aerospace engineer, but after several years in aerospace he found that he most loved his job when he was either programming or working on a good math problem. Eventually John cut out the aircraft and satellites and started working full-time with software development, infrastructure architecture, and data science. These days John works at VividCortex building best-of-breed server performance monitoring tools.

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Baron Schwartz


Baron Schwartz is the founder and CTO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software and several books, including High Performance MySQL. He’s focused his career on learning and teaching about performance and observability of systems generally, including the view that teams are systems and culture influences their performance, and databases specifically.