December 10 2014

Tech Stars of Cloud Computing Launch StackScope Industry Roundtable

Free Webinar Series Sheds Light on Managing the Emerging Mobile/Cloud Software Stack

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - VividCortex™, pioneer of Database Performance Intelligence software, today announced StackScope, a new industry colloquium for IT technologists, including developers, DB admins, and IT Operations, to help companies understand the technical complexities of achieving performance and scale in the emerging Mobile/Cloud application model. Featuring technical experts from across the industry, StackScope is delivered as a free webinar series to promote open discussions and sharing of best practices.

Modern applications rely on new technologies to manage information flow and processing between thousands or millions of mobile and Internet-connected devices and multiple data centers around the world. Achieving performance and scale requires deep technical understanding, comprehensive and accurate metrics, actionable intelligence, and an agile workflow and culture. The StackScope roundtable will systematically probe these and other issues, trends and listener-suggested topics.

Featuring a highly sought-after cast, StackScope’s inaugural event will take place on January 22, 2015, at 2:00pm Eastern time (7pm GMT). Panelists will include:

  • Adrian Cockcroft, World-renowned Cloud Computing and Performance Optimization expert, author, and Technology Fellow for the investment firm Battery Ventures
  • Nathen Harvey, DevOps master and community leader at cloud management software company, Chef, and the organizer of DevOpsDC
  • Jason Dixon, the creator of the worldwide Monitorama conference series and Director of Product Solutions at Librato, a platform for monitoring and alerting, and
  • Baron Schwartz, founder and CEO of VividCortex, one the world’s leading experts on database performance, and author of High Performance MySQL

To participate, register at the VividCortex web site.

“We make choices in our personal and business lives based on assumptions about what is possible and the relative costs and risks of different options,” said Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Partner at Battery Ventures. “Over time our assumptions drift off target as reality changes, and the optimizations we make in life and work may become invalidated. Tracking the underlying trends and making different optimizations is one of the ways that disruptive companies can create new business models.”

“With more technology choice than ever before, one of the primary challenges facing organizations today is deciding which technologies to take seriously,” said Baron Schwartz, founder and CEO of VividCortex. “Evaluating a technology for a use case is time-consuming and expensive, so there’s a limit to how many you can consider. Relying on trusted advisors to help choose those is a strategy that has worked well for me and many of my peers.”

About VividCortex

Database management software is at the core of IT systems, but often operates as a black box. VividCortex has created the first Database Performance Intelligence software, a comprehensive tool designed specifically to provide actionable intelligence and a high definition window into the inner workings of databases with unprecedented detail, accuracy, and ease-of-use. Visit us at and read our blog at

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