Sean Hull

Sean Hull

Scalability & Web Operations Expert. Specializing in MySQL & EC2 Migrations, Disaster Recovery, Agile Deployments, and Database Performance.

  • @hullsean

New York, New York

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web Scalability
  • EC2 Migrations
  • MySQL Migrations
  • Cloud Scalability
  • MySQL Performance
  • High Availability
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Database Management
  • SQL Tuning
  • NoSQL
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • LAMP Stack Optimization
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Sean Hull is founder of Heavyweight Internet Group, author, speaker, and advisor with twenty years independent consulting experience. Specializing in scalability of high traffic web applications, at notable firms such as Hollywood Reporter, NBC/iVillage, Zagat, Rent The Runway & ideeli.
  • Author of "Oracle and Open Source" - O'Reilly, April 2001
  • Published in DatabaseJournal.com, Oracle Technology Network, NY Oracle User Group, International Oracle User Group SELECT, EFY India and DBA Zine
  • Fourteen years experience as an independent consultant in all aspects of Database and Unix Systems Administration
  • Experience with small startups, and fortune 500 companies
  • Diverse technology background, and exposure
  • Very strong writing, and client-facing people skills
  • Experience running small business (accounting, sales, marketing, hiring, management, strategic decision making, managing budget, contract negotiation, project scoping etc)
  • Experience working with ad-hoc teams
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams using skype, email, conferencing, instant messaging, wikis, ticketing systems, software repositories, and web project tracking tools

Oracle and Open Source Oracle and Open Source
by Andy Duncan, Sean Hull
April 2001
Print: $54.99

Sean blogs at:

Webcast: MySQL Upgrades With No Downtime
July 27, 2010
In this webcast we'll discuss a two-node MySQL multi-master replication setup. We'll take the audience step-by-step through the process, and then uses MMM (MySQL Multi-master Manager) to manage & automate the process exposing a virtual IP address...

Webcast - DRBD and MySQL - An HA Match Made In Heaven
January 19, 2010
DRBD has grown in popularity as an excellent low-cost high availability solution for MySQL. It provides synchronous replication of your data without MySQL having to worry too much about the details. Combined with Linux Heartbeat, and you have automatic...

Webcast - Hands-on: Step-by-step MySQL Clustering Setup
August 04, 2009
MySQL's Clustering solution provides some pretty sophisticated functionality. In this webcast we'll take you through getting it up and running on your laptop or single node server, building a sandbox where you can play with the dials and levers and get...

Webcast - MySQL Replication: Audit, Test, & Verify
January 22, 2009
In this live online event, Sean Hull (Oracle and Open Source) will talk about why MySQL slaves get out of sync with the master, both in terms of things that happen in the application and in MySQL's implementation of statement-based replication. He'll...