Mike Schroll
Mike Schroll is the Technical Co-founder of DNSFilter and a TechStars Boston alum. His background is in webhosting and Information Security, having founded ProHosters at age 17 (acquired by Carpathia Hosting in 2004). He’s worked at ITA Software (acquired by Google in 2010) and Boston-based Veracode. He has a Bachelors of Science in Applied Networking Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Tufts University.
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Mike Schroll
We Predicted Our TimescaleDB Performance Would Get Us To 3B Queries: Here’s What Really Happened
November 16, 2020

Two years ago we moved from InfluxDB to TimescaleDB. We thought our TimescaleDB performance could get us to 3B daily queries. Here are the actual results.

DoH Isn’t Better, It’s Just What Google Likes
July 15, 2020

When it comes to DNS encryption, there’s a lot of discussion around DNS-over-HTTPS because it’s what Google uses. But DNS-over-TLS is better for DNS security in a lot of ways.

Towards 3B time-series data points per day: Why DNSFilter replaced InfluxDB with TimescaleDB
March 6, 2018

In the early days of DNSFilter, we spent some cycles thinking towards the future scalability of the business. I’m an advocate of early-stage startups not over-optimizing, but we also needed to understand the unit-economics of our business.

Definitive Guide to Content Filtering Circumvention: Lessons Learned in Prevention
January 16, 2017

Prior to starting DNSFilter, I spent most of my career in Information Security, working for companies like ITA Software (acquired by Google) and Veracode, finding ways to get around normal system behaviors. As a result, I have a lot of experience in my DNA in getting around and through networks. I’m going to step through…

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