Today all large MySQL deployments work hand in hand with Memcached. Facebook, LiveJournal, Six Apart, Gaia Online, Mixi, and many others use this combination to move past issues around read replication and scaling to meet large traffic demands. This talk goes into how to make MySQL and Memcached work hand in hand.
Brian Aker is the Director of Technology for MySQL. At MySQL he helps set direction for technology and looks for opportunies to harness and shape the MySQL database for efforts in Web, OEM, and Telephony. In his copious amounts of free time he works on Apache and Perl modules, and hacks on the Asterisk Telephony System (hence never has a working home phone number). In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The Virtual Hospital, Splunk, and Slashdot. He lives in Seattle with his dog Rosalynd.
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