Jim Starkey is Falcon Architect and a MySQL Principal Engineer. Jim
has been instigator, implementor, or founder of any number of
database products including DEC’s Datatrieve and Rdb/ELN
(instigator), Interbase Software (founder), Firebird (gadfly) and
Firebird/Vulcan (developer), and Netfrastructure, Inc. (founder).
Jim is known as the inventor of the blob, multi-generational
concurrency control, and probably the date datatype. When he can
find the time, he sails and flies a small plane.
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