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Future of Databases

Brian Aker (HP), Dave Campbell (Microsoft), Matt Domo (Amazon SimpleDB), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Development
Location: 2006

This panel will pull together representatives from the major databases including CouchDB and MySQL.

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Brian Aker

HP

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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Dave Campbell

Microsoft

David Campbell is a Microsoft Technical Fellow whose present role is Vice President of Product Development for the SQL Server product suite.

David graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from Clarkson University in 1984 and began working on robotic workcells for Sanders Associates – later a division of Lockheed Corporation. In 1990 he joined Digital Equipment Corporation where he worked on their Codasyl database product DEC DBMS as well as their relational database product; Rdb.

Upon joining Microsoft in 1994, David was a developer and architect on the SQL Server Storage Engine team that was principally responsible for rewriting the core engine of SQL Server for SQL Server Version 7.0.

At Microsoft, he has held numerous positions and driven a number of major initiatives such as overseeing the initial product development of several of Microsoft’s Azure (public cloud) services; defining and implementing SQL Server’s global development processes; and, more recently, defining and overseeing the initiation of Microsoft’s commercial Big Data product strategy.

David holds several patents in the data management, schema and software quality realms. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a wide variety of data management and software development topics.

David lives in Sammamish WA with his wife Marcia and two teenage sons. He enjoys traveling with the family, photography, and occasionally making dust in the woodshop.

Matt Domo

Amazon SimpleDB

Matt Domo is the General Manager for Amazon SimpleDB at Amazon Web Services where he sets the business and technical product strategy for Amazon SimpleDB. Matt also helps drive product and technical alignment with the other the utility computing components of the Amazon Web Services platform.

Matt joined Amazon in 2005 as Director of Enterprise Commerce Services where he lead the engineering efforts for Enterprise multi-channel technology solutions. Prior to Amazon, Matt worked at Microsoft Corporation in senior engineering positions on the SQL Server, bCentral, and Speech Server product development teams.

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Alistair Croll

Solve For Interesting

Alistair is a principal at analyst firm Bitcurrent, and a frequent contributor to the GigaOm family of sites. Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded Coradiant, a leader in online user monitoring, as well as research firm Networkshop. He has held product management positions with 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology.

Alistair has coordinated and spoken at a wide range of industry events, including Interop, Structure, Web2Expo and Unconference. He is the author of numerous articles on Internet performance and security, and co-author of Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Applications from Prentice-Hall.