Dave Stokes

Dave Stokes

Dave is the MySQL Community Manager for Oracle and previously was the MySQL Certification manager for MySQL AB. He has over 30 years experience as a programmer, DBA, system administrator, analyst, and manager. His background includes anti-submarine warfare, retail data collection, neural networks, device drivers, and started programming FORTRAN on punch cards (Ask you grandparents if you do not get the last bit).

Montreal 2017 sessions

Database 101

English session - Beginner

So what is a database and why can't I just put all my data into some sort of blob? This session will cover the basics of how relational databases work, where they are (and are not) efficient, how to best use them, and the steps to go from a novice to an intermediate user quickly. Very few developers have any database training and then wonder why the queries they write perform poorly. This session will provide you with a high level overview.

MySQL Replication Evolution

English session - Beginner

MySQL has provided easy database replication for over a decade. But are you aware of new developments in the last several releases? In the early days replication was single threaded and is now multi threaded with a table. Row based replication can provide better performance than sending over SQL queries for replay. And now there is active multi-master replication with built in fault tolerance. Come see how this evolution can help you today.

Vancouver 2016 sessions

Montreal 2012 sessions