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Dropbox Database Infrastructure

Dropbox helps users store and share more than a billion files a day. Our Databases team manage thousands of MySQL servers which requires a deep understanding of MySQL, Ubuntu, kernels, hardware performance, monitoring, automation and much more. In this session I will share the overall architecture, some of the design decisions we took, war stories and lessons learnt.

Tammy Butow

Tammy Butow is the Site Reliability Engineering Manager of the Databases team at Dropbox. She is an Australian living in San Francisco. Prior to working at Dropbox, Tammy's days were filled with cloud infrastructure at DigitalOcean in New York. Tammy first started using Linux in 2005 when her university professor encouraged her to install it on her personal computer for her MySQL Database elective subjects.

Tammy recently presented a 3 hour workshop at OSCON "Linux Bootcamp: from casual Linux user to kernel hacker".


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