About the Speaker
John Young is currently a senior technical consultant (architect) in the Enterprise Architecture/Data Architecture group at MasterCard with over 20 years of IT experience. He started out as a C developer where he wrote an extremely simple database before graduating to Ingres and working on various databases through the years. John primarily focuses on database platforms and technologies to support the Digital Payments Technology area at MasterCard. He also has a long history in high availability, performance tuning and general database design. John has presented at various technical conferences and local user groups on topics such as developer tools, patching automation and data replication.