In this talk Baron Schwartz, renowned MySQL performance expert and all-around database guru, will explain why your database’s performance is a lot less important to your business than the way you structure your engineering team. The interesting thing is that a lot of the most serious team, communication, and process bottlenecks in your business (the ones that make you miss ship deadlines, crash the site, and lose your best team members after repeated all-nighters) are actually driven by database issues, but not the way you think they are. And the whole “cost of downtime” argument vendors use to scare you into purchases? It’s a drop in the bucket compared to these other costs.
Come munch and sip and listen to Baron’s reasons why you’re missing the real database bottlenecks.