Matthias Crauwels

Matthias Crauwels

Since the age of 10 I’ve always been passionate about computers. I’ve been working with them ever since. In 2005 I got my degree in computer science. I used to work at a major Belgian university. In 2017 I left the university and joined Pythian as a MySQL Database Consultant. Currently I am a Principal Consultant at Pythian, providing technical thought-leadership for our OSDB teams.

Montreal 2022 sessions

Database reliability engineering for MySQL

English session - Intermediate

Databases! Every developer comes across them in their careers. Just like me, I started my career as a PHP backend developer on a typical LAMP stack. In our organisation we did not have a MySQL DBA so I started to learn about how we could make our database as reliable as possible. I will show you ways for making your database more HA, how to make service discovery easy and seamless to the applications and I will talk about backups and monitoring!

Getting started with InnoDB Cluster in MySQL 8

English session - Beginner

Since MySQL 5.7 InnoDB Cluster saw the light. Back then it was not as popular because it was considered too new technology. As with any new product, there were numerous bug reports. With MySQL 8.0 the solution has matured a lot, many of the problems have been addressed and so it has became a full scale high availability solution for MySQL.