Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Rafael Chacon

Rafael Chacon
Senior Software Engineer, Slack

Rafael Chacon is a senior software engineer on the infrastructure team at Slack, where he is working on the MySQL database layer on top of Vitess. Rafael is passionate about scaling and distributed systems. Previously, he was part of the core services team at MyFitnessPal, where he worked on the foundational services that helped scaled the application to more than 100 million users.


13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Distributed Data
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Jitendra Vaidya (PlanetScale Inc.), Rafael Chacon (Slack)
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Jitendra Vaidya and Rafael Chacon offer an overview of Vitess, a database solution for deploying, scaling, and managing large MySQL clusters. Jitendra and Rafael then walk you through migrating an app that uses an unsharded MySQL database to first run unsharded under Vitess and use Vitess to shard the database while continuing to serve traffic. Read more.