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Percona’s Hoss (Head of Open Source Strategy) Matt Yonkovit talks to Percona’s SR Director of Solution Engineering on his journey from Teradata and Oracle to Open Source at Percona. Brian explores what he sees as the drivers and obstacles for enterprises moving and adopting more open source.
Brain WaltersDirector of Solution Engineering, Percona
Brian has over 20 years of experience in the database and technology space. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Brian’s career has included roles as Database Architect, Solutions Architect, Product Manager, and Pre-Sales Engineer. Brian spent 7 years at Teradata on their product engineering and product management teams followed by 7 years with Oracle as a Principal Sales Consultant. Brian is currently working at Percona as the Director of Solution Engineering.
Matt YonkovitThe 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.