Friday Apr 25, 2008

MySQL Conf08 - Hangin' with Brian Aker

Here is number 5 in my series of six podcasts from last week's MySQL conference and expo.

Just after lunch on Tuesday, I was able to corner Brian Aker, former CTO of MySQL, introduce myself and ask him if he was up for a podcast.  Without any convincing or arm twisting he happily agreed. :)

My interview with Brian (9:18)  Listen (Mp3)   Listen (ogg)


Brian's lenses adapt to match the art around him. 

Some of the topics we tackle:

  • Brian's parade of titles and where he's ended up within Sun
  • Amazon.com, durable memory, and what that means for EC2
  • Getting Memcached to run on larger systems
  • Getting access to larger hardware in general and being able to address scalability issues first hand
  • What OS Brian runs on his laptop
  • The coolest thing about MySQL
Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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