Author: jaypipes

Jay is a Principal Open Source Engineer at Amazon Web Services in the Elastic Kubernetes Service team. Prior to AWS, he was a Principal Technical Architect at Mirantis. He works to develop core and ecosystem projects in the OpenStack cloud computing platform community. Before Mirantis, he worked at AT&T, focusing on OpenStack development and operations. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering in HP's Open Source Cloud Services team, a development manager and software engineer at Rackspace Cloud, a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL and other software. He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, ZendCon, php-tek, OSCON, and Ohio LinuxFest, amongst others. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Julie, and his beloved dogs.

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Sign From the Gods?

You know, some things happen so rarely that when they do occur, you feel kind of special if you’re privileged enough to be a spectator while they do. The weather […]

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Experience Writing a Technical Book

I thought I’d put down in words a number of thoughts which have hit me since Mike and I endeavoured to finish our MySQL book. Perhaps other authors might comment […]

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Long Overdue Entry

It’s been over a month since I got around to writing an entry — way too long! I’ve made a pact with myself not to do such a horrible thing […]

DB Rambles | 2005-03-15

Forrester Report on SQL Server 2005 Scalability

An article on E-Week about a Forrester report on high performance computing sparked some thoughts. The report claims that Microsoft’s planned 2005 release of SQL Server will have few, if […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-15

Ebbers Guilty — Surpised?

Though it probably doesn’t come as any surprise, Bernard Ebbers was found guilty today of securities fraud (amongst other things). This case, highly publicized in recent months highlights most of […]

DB Rambles | 2005-03-14

MySQL Missing in IDC Study

I found it strange that MySQL was notably missing from an InformationWeek DatabasePipeline article today about growth in market share of both Oracle and Microsoft. At first, I though perhaps […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-13

The Gap Between Design and Reality

A recent client meeting got me thinking about the sometimes severe disconnect between designers — meaning those who create visually stimulating artwork, web or otherwise — and the rest of […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-09

Follow Up on Comment Spam

Found Spam Karma plugin, which looks like it’s using some filtering mechanisms with a centralized database. Very interesting. Will check it out more fully tonight.

Thought Tree | 2005-03-09

Clobbered With Comment and Trackback Spam

Getting real sick of comment and trackback spam; these people are just insidious. I won’t be surprised to see a headline one of these days in the newspaper about some […]

Thought Tree | 2005-02-27

A Letter from my Health Insurance plan

As a business owner, I pay my own health insurance, and had a few thoughts on a recent letter I received from my provider, which happens to be Medical Mutual […]