Surge Speaker List
- John Allspaw VP of Technical Operations, Etsy Keynote
- Theo Schlossnagle Principal/CEO, OmniTI Keynote
- Bryan Cantrill VP of Engineering, Joyent Keynote
- Robert Treat Lead Database Architect, OmniTI Speaker
- Artur Bergman VP of Engineering and Operations, Wikia Speaker
- Gavin M. Roy CTO, MyYearbook Speaker
- Ruslan Belkin Sr. Director of Engineering, LinkedIn Speaker
- Rasmus Lerdorf Founder of PHP; Developer, WePay Speaker
- Christopher Brown VP of Engineering, Opscode Speaker
- Paul Querna Chief Architect, Cloudkick Speaker
- Neil Gunther Founder/Principal Consultant, Performance Dynamics Speaker
- Tom Cook Systems Engineer, Facebook Speaker
- Baron Schwartz VP of Consulting, Percona Speaker
- Mike Malone Infrastructure Engineer, SimpleGeo Speaker
- Cosimo Streppone Lead Developer, my.opera.com Speaker
- Tom Daly President/CTO, Dyn Inc. Speaker
- Justin Sheehy CTO, Basho Technologies Speaker
- Ronald Bradford Principal, 42SQL Speaker
- Rod Cope CTO and Founder, OpenLogic Speaker
- Joe Williams Infrastructure Engineer, Cloudant Speaker
- Benjamin Black Founder, fast_ip Speaker
- Geir Magnusson Jr VP, Platform and Architecture, Gilt Groupe Speaker
Surge 2010 Keynote & Speaker List
Discussing Scalability Matters…
…because scalability matters. Surge is more than an event, it's a chance to identify emerging trends and meet the architects behind established technologies. Learn from their mistakes and see how their victories can power your business forward.
Robert Treat Lead Database Architect, OmniTI
Robert is an experienced open source developer and advocate, using his skills to implement web sites and web-based applications for over six years.
He has been recognized as one of PostgreSQL's major contributors. In addition, Robert speaks regularly at industry conferences. He co-authored the book Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8.
Database Scalability Patterns
Day 1 - 1:30 pm
We often have clients approach us looking for help in scaling their systems, and all too often their long term vision is a mixed reality based on the approaches read about on popular blogs trying to solve very different problems. Hey, scaling your database can be difficult enough by itself, you don't want to get tripped up by not understanding where you're going. In Database Scalability Patterns we will attempt to distill all of the information/hype/discussions around scaling databases, and break down the common patterns we've seen dealing with scaling databases.
"Buzzwords" we'll cover (and hopefully debuzz) include:
- Vertical Scaling
- Horizontal Partitioning
- Horizontal Scaling
- Read Slaves
- Vertical Partitioning
- Federated Data Storage
More important than just describing what these things are (although that's a good first step), we'll also discuss along the way different points in the life-cycle of your database when you need to be thinking about the different options in front of you. We'll factor in the types of application that your working on (think OLTP vs OLAP, or Social Networking vs. Corporate Application), the environment you'll be working on (Scaling "in the cloud" is very different from DIY in the datacenter), and we will talk about the types of tools you'll need to accomplish these goals (All replication systems are not the same, and some won't help at all).
Speakers will be added as we approach the event dates. Visit back for updates to this page and the Sessions Calendar.