David Thompson is VP Engineering, North America for MariaDB Corporation. David oversees development of MariaDB ColumnStore, MaxScale, Spider and Cloud solutions Prior to MariaDB, David worked at a hosted big data sales analytics startup C9 which was acquired by InsideSales.com. David started his career at Oracle working on tools, datawarehousing, and integration. Following that he worked at several database tool and SAAS companies. David was born in Scotland and received his Bachelors in Software Engineering at the University of Glasgow.