Morten Primdahl - CTO at Zendesk Topic: MySQL at Zendesk. At its launch in 2007 Zendesk was running on a tiny shared MySQL instance. Today it runs across dozens of high end servers across the world, serving more than 45000 customers 24x7. Morten will give an overview of how Zendesk evolved its database tier to sustain the ever-increasing load – and will share a few tips, anecdotes and regrets from the trenches.

Bio: Morten is one of the three founders of Zendesk, and serves as CTO. He’s been working on all parts of Zendesk, from building out features in the early days to dealing with scalability and performance during times of extreme growth. Currently he’s running teams focused on security, as well as on bringing improvements and a better tomorrow to the service.