Vlad Mihalcea – Speaker Interview

Q. You’re speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest in March. Tell us a bit about your session.

My session aims to familiarize the audience with the some key database and JDBC concepts that are of paramount importance in high-performance data access platforms. First, I’m going to explain the relation between throughout and response time. Then I’m going to decompose the transaction response time equation into specific segments like: request time, execution time, response time. Each of these segments can be optimized using a JDBC specific feature: batching, fetching, result set trimming. This way, it’s easy to understand what happens under the hood when a database transaction is executed.

Q. Why is the subject matter important?

Systems are getting bigger and bigger these days, making it difficult to maintain decent response times while accommodating more users. By lowering response time, we increase responsiveness (so our customers will be have a better user experience) and allow more transactions to be executed in a given unit of time. This talk is relevant to any system that wants to take advantage of what JDBC and relational database systems have to offer.

Q. Who should attend your session?

Developers, quality assurance engineers, architects and system administrators are good candidates for these topics, because the session blends theoretical and practical advises too.

Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session?

My session delivers practical examples, so if you are using Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server or PostgreSQL, you can surely learn something new from this session.

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what else are you excited about for 2016?

I’ve been informed that I’d be speaking at jPrime Sofia too, but there might be other conferences where I might participate.

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