All Things Vitess, Planetscale, MySQL, and Sailing Passion - Percona Podcast 10

by Alkin Tezuysal, Matt Yonkovit

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Percona’s Hoss (Head of Open Source Strategy) Matt Yonkovit talks to Planetscale’s SR Technical Manager Alkin Tezuysal on his role as a Vitess maintainer, who is using & contributing to Vitess, and where does it make sense for companies. We also dive into Alkin’s passion for sailing and talk about sailing during the global pandemic. You won’t want to miss this week’s episode!



Alkin Tezuysal

Sr. Technical Manager, PlanetScale

Alkin Tezuysal has extensive experience in enterprise relational databases, working in various sectors for large corporations. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he has acquired skills for managing large projects from the ground up to production. For the past decade, he’s been focused on e-commerce, SaaS, and MySQL technologies. Alkin has managed and architected database topologies for high-volume sites at eBay Intl. He has several years of experience in 24X7 support and operational tasks and improving database systems for major companies. He has led global operations teams on Tier 1/2/3 support for MySQL customers. In late 2020, he joined PlanetScale’s expert engineering team over Vitess.

  • Open source database evangelist
  • Global database operations expert
  • Storyteller
  • Inspiring technical and strategic leader
  • Creative team builder
  • Speaker, mentor, and coach
  • Born to sail, forced to work

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Matt Yonkovit

The HOSS, Percona

Matt is currently working as the Head of Open Source Strategy (HOSS) for Percona, a leader in open source database software and services. He has over 15 years of experience in the open source industry including over 10 years of executive-level experience leading open source teams. Matt’s experience merges the technical and business aspects of the open source database experience with both a passion for hands on development and management and the leadership of building strong teams. During his time he has created or managed business units responsible for service delivery ( consulting, support, and managed services ), customer success, product management, marketing, and operations. He currently leads efforts around Percona’s OSPO, community, and developer relations efforts. He hosts the HOSS talks FOSS podcast, writes regularly, and shares his MySQL and PostgreSQL knowledge as often as possible.

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