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. After 5 years of being a MySQL Consultant at Pythian I decided to join PlanetScale to help support enterprise customers running Vitess (vitess.io) and PlanetScaleDB (planetscale.com).

Sessions Montréal 2023

Introduction to Vitess, sharding framework for MySQL

Session en anglais - Débutant

Vitess (vitess.io) is a framework built on top of MySQL for horizontally scaling MySQL. It was designed at Google for scaling YouTube through hyper-growth and has since then been release to Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) were it is considered a "graduated project".

I will guide you through the basic architecture and the most important components and features.

MySQL backup solutions in 2022

Session en anglais - Débutant

Backups are important! Everyone makes mistakes, bugs are easily overlooked, hardware will fail eventually. If you don't want to lose data when disaster strikes, your backups will be your saviour. In this talk I will guide you through some of the most common backup techniques for MySQL that we use in 2022. I will explain the strengths and weaknesses of each solution.

Sessions Montréal 2022