In the age of ubiquitous connectivity, distributed servers have become readily available and usable. Gearman, a friendly infrastructure for distributed tasks, gives developers and DBAs a large degree of flexibility in their applications. Using Gearman, developers can access libraries written in multiple languages, even if they are different from the ones used in their main application. DBAs will benefit from Gearman in their daily tasks, by accessing external features from within the database server itself. This session introduces Gearman principles and shows some simple usage of the system.
Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” is the MySQL community team lead at Sun Microsystems.
He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java. Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.
Eric Day works full-time on Drizzle and Gearman at Sun Microsystems. He has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. A majority of that time was at Concentric where he wrote complete HTTP/SSL, DNS, and IMAP implementations, along with designing and implementing custom storage and database systems. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments. When not hacking on code, he can be found running, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal.
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