Category Archives: Conferences


Redis Conference 2017

I went to RedisConf 2017 Wed. and Thu. at the Marriott Marquis in SF hosted by RedisLabs. About 2,000 people showed up – initially surprising to me, but then Redis is more than a key-value store. Kudos to RedisLabs for … Continue reading

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Percona Live MySQL Conference 2017

Percona Live 2017 was again a well-organized and well-attended Open Source database conference this year in Santa Clara. Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO, Percona Each year a different conference theme emerges. This year I would say it was timeseries databases, … Continue reading

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AWS Loft Architecture Week – Databases

I attended 2 days of the AWS Loft SF Database Architecture Conference. The software scalability work that Amazon has done on databases and caches, especially the Aurora distributed MySQL and Postgres databases, is very impressive. (DBA note: do careful acceptance … Continue reading

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I found jMeter, however, really easy to use.

So, let me get this straight … Java is not safe for use in servers because of GC pauses. And it’s not safe for use in clients because of GC pauses. Doesn’t leave much left! 🙂 Thanks to Greg Lindahl, … Continue reading

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PagerDuty Summit Conference 2016 SF

I went to the complimentary PagerDuty Summit Sept. 13 on Market Street in SF. The well-organized conference format was 2 tracks downstairs, with breaks and a small expo area upstairs. Andrew Fong of Dropbox had a very good talk on … Continue reading

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