O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 Speakers

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Brian Aker

Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out
systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL
called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of
large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache
Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.

In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.

Slava Akhmechet
Slava Akhmechet (RethinkDB)

Slava Akhmechet is the CEO and one of the founders at RethinkDB. He’s interested in web technologies, distributed systems, and building delightful developer products. Prior to starting RethinkDB Slava designed and implemented realtime trading systems in the financial industry. He lives in Mountain View, CA, and is on leave from the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

Andrew Aksyonoff (Sphinx Technologies)

Andrew is the author of Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed especially for indexing databases.

Johan Andersson (SUN MySQL)

Johan Andersson is a Principal Field Technologist with Sun/MySQL and leads a Cluster Practice with a focus on High Availability and High Performance Clustering. Johan has coordinated the design and implementation of many large-scale database clusters on behalf of clients in a number of industries, including telecomms and high availability e-commerce systems. Johan has a background in high performance computing, and previously, he worked at Ericsson with the development of real-time main-memory databases for the telecom market.

Kaj Arnö
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), @kajarno

Kaj Arnö is EVP Products at SkySQL Ab in Munich, Germany. He leads the Marketing and Engineering efforts of SkySQL, the independent provider of MySQL® related offerings. Kaj devotes his free time to adventures powered by his own muscles (running, kayaking, MTB etc.) and photography, mostly in social media running on MySQL.

Tobias Asplund
Tobias Asplund (Marin Software)

Tobias is working his seventh year with MySQL, and has done more than a hundred training classes and consulting engagements.
Between customer engagements he tries to find ways to use old features in new exciting ways with MySQL.

Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood is a long time participant in the open source community, and is a regular conference speaker. He is the Director of Open Source Engagement at Hewlett-Packard. His technology interests include software infrastructure and tooling, open source databases, and hackerspaces. He makes his home in the green city of Seattle, with an annual trip to his other home in Black Rock City.

Igor Babaev (Monty Program)

Igor is one of the core developers of the MySQL Server code. He joined MySQL AB in 2002 to head a group of developers focusing on optimizer problems. After the acquisition of MySQL AB he acted as a Principal Engineer at Sun. In July 2009 Igor moved to Monty Program AB where he works now with his old colleagues from the MySQL Optimizer Team and other MySQL core developers. His activity mainly concentrates on enhancing the optimizer/executor components of the MariaDB Server. As a MariaDB captain, Igor also reviews and accepts code contributions.

Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)

Jono Bacon works at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and works to grow, scale and lead the world-wide Ubuntu community. He is the author of four books, the most recent the Art Of Community published by O’Reilly.

Bacon has a background in journalism (writing for over 12 publications and three books) and also worked as a professional Open
Source advocate at the UK government funded OpenAdvantage. He is a prominent member of the Open Source community, co-founder and presenter of LugRadio, contributor to projects such as Jokosher, KDE and GNOME, organizes the annual Community Leadership Summit, and is an active musician.

Sumeet Bansal
Sumeet Bansal (Fusion-io)

As principal solutions architect for Fusion-io, Sumeet Bansal is responsible for designing architectural solutions that use Fusion-io product lines as core to deliver unprecedented levels of scalability, performance and simplicity. Sumeet brings more than 11 years IT and database-infrastructure experience to the position.

Prior to joining Fusion-io, Sumeet served as vice-president of information technology at Wine.com, the Internet retailer. There, he spearheaded implementation of a new storage technology that allows the company’s databases to respond up to 10 times faster. His migration strategy for company hardware and hosting platforms saved Wine.com hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sumeet also oversaw the development of customized financial software to maintain the company’s high transaction volume and supervised the company’s disaster recovery strategy.

Sumeet has also served as senior... Read More.

Alexander Barkov

Alexander Barkov is a developer lead for globalization.
He works for Sun.

Don Beesing (Alion Science and Technology)

Don Beesing is a Senior Programmer for Alion Science and Technology. He has six years experience in the fields of database administration, database programming, and web development.

Don has also co-authored a paper titled “Simulation vs. Stimulation” that was presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (IITSEC) in December of 2008 and has spoken at the 2009 MySQL users’ conference.

Don graduated from Hiram College (Hiram, OH) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He currently resides in Suffolk, VA with his wife and two sons.

Chuck Bell
Chuck Bell (Oracle)

Dr. Charles A. Bell conducts research in emerging technologies and agile development techniques. He works for Sun Microsystems as a senior software engineer on the backup and replication team. He is currently one of the principle developers of the backup system. His contributions to the backup system include the new logging mechanism, the default drivers, and numerous minor enhancements. Working exclusively on the Windows platform, he is also the resident Windows expert for the team.

David Berube (Berube Consulting)

David Berube is a Ruby developer, trainer, author, and speaker. He’s used both Ruby and Ruby on Rails for several years, starting in 2003 when he became a Ruby advocate after he wrote about the language for Dr Dobb’s Journal. He is the author of “Practical Ruby Gems,” “Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails”, and the coauthor of the upcoming book “Practical Rails Plugins.”

His professional accomplishments include creating the Ruby on Rails engine for The Casting Frontier, which has been used to cast commercials for companies ranging from AT&T and Bank of America to Verizon and Wal-Mart. If a commercial has been cast with digital auditions in Los Angeles in the last year, it probably used his code to do it. He also worked... Read More.

Ben Black (Garmin)

Ben has been a DBA at Garmin since 2001.

Roger Booth
Roger Booth (WebAssign)

I am the DBA at WebAssign.net, an online homework and grading service. I was previously the DBA for McClatchy Interactive, supporting the online presence of 30 newspapers.

Roland Bouman
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)

I studied Molecular Biology, but I’m professionally occupied as Web Application Developer, Information and Business Process Analyst, and Business Intelligence Guy. I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, and I currently work for Strukton Rail.

Ronald  Bradford
Ronald Bradford (EffectiveMySQL), @RonaldBradford
Bob Burgess
Bob Burgess (Radian6 Technologies), @bobburgess

Bob has been squeezing every drop out of MySQL for a couple of years (and becoming the 14th Canadian to get certified), having previously spent several years roaming in the Garden of Oracle. In late 2007, he found himself suddenly (and without warning) responsible for storing and retrieving all the information amassed at Radian6, the social media monitoring company.

Reggie Burnett
Reggie Burnett (Oracle)

Reggie Burnett has over nineteen years experience in software development including areas such as 80×86 assembly language, Windows kernel level services, and 3GL and 4GL applications. Burnett specializes in .NET and Windows applications and is currently the architect and maintainer of MySQL Connector/Net.

Mark Callaghan
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)

Mark leads the MySQL engineering team at Facebook. The team makes MySQL better for a large and critical deployment. The team writes about their work at MySQLatFacebook and publishes patches for MySQL at launchpad.

He previously lead the MySQL engineering team at Google. The team published a popular patch for MySQL that included semi-sync replication, user and table monitoring via SHOW TABLE_STATISTICS and USER_STATISTICS, SMP and IO performance patches for InnoDB, global transaction IDs for replication, row-change logging, transactional replication and many bug fixes.

Prior to Google Mark worked at Identity Engines, Oracle and Informix on database internals. Mark holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He occasionally writes about MySQL at mysqlha.blogspot.com.

Darren Cassar
Darren Cassar (Trading Screen Inc)

Darren Cassar is a MySQL community focused engineer, blogging about MySQL-related topics such as HA, replication and security on MySQLPreacher.com. After graduating as a computer and communications engineer in 2004, he immediately shifted his career initially towards systems engineering, then onto database administration, gaining his CMDBA certification in 2008. He has developed an open source security plugin for MySQL DBAs called Securich with the aim of securing and simplifying user rights management, along with a GUI admin tool for Securich named SAM-My. Darren, a Maltese by nationality, loves to travel for both work and pleasure and is currently based in New York having previously lived and worked in Malta and London.

Matt Casters
Matt Casters (Pentaho)

I have been an independent BI consultant for many years and implemented numerous data warehouses and BI solutions for large companies. For the last 8 years I have been very busy writing an ETL tool called Kettle. This tool was open sourced in December 2005 and acquired by Pentaho Open Source BI early in 2006. As such I’m now Chief Data Integration for Pentaho mainly doing lead development for Kettle a.k.a. Pentaho Data Integration.

Joseph Chamdani, Ph.D.

An accomplished technologist, Dr. Joseph I. Chamdani is CTO and Founder of Kickfire. Prior to Kickfire, he was co-Founder, Chief Systems Architect, and VP Systems Integration at Sanera Systems, which was later acquired by McDATA. At Sanera and McDATA, Dr. Chamdani led the architecture for the high-end switching systems and fabric-based storage virtualization/services using hardware acceleration.

Before Sanera, he was the lead architect for Sun Microsystems’ UltraSPARC IIIplus and UltraSPARC IV microprocessors for their high-end SMP servers, with a focus on improving database performance. Dr. Chamdani led the technical team on several innovations including performance enhancements and high availability which are presently deployed and shipped on Sun’s high-end datacenter server systems.

Dr. Chamdani earned a BSEE and BSCS from Washington University,... Read More.

Wim Coekaerts
Wim Coekaerts (Oracle)

Wim Coekaerts is the Vice President of Linux Engineering for Oracle Corporation, where he leads the team responsible for both Oracle VM server virtualization and Oracle Unbreakable Linux support. Mr. Coekaerts joined Oracle Belgium in 1995 as a technical engineer for Oracle Support Services. In 1997, he moved to Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California where he held various positions in program management for Oracle’s worldwide solutions support group. Two years later he began work on the prototype of Oracle Database Appliance, focused on the tight integration of the database with operating system such as Solaris and Linux.

Antony Curtis
Antony Curtis (Blizzard Entertainment)

Antony Curtis is an advocate of Open Source software and long-time user of alternative operating systems. His involvement with MySQL spans 10 years and he was a software developer for MySQL AB from 2003 to 2008. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Richard  Daley
Richard Daley (Pentaho Corporation)

Richard co-founded Pentaho in 2004 and is responsible for the strategic vision, direction and day-to-day leadership of the company. Richard has held key executive management positions in the business intelligence software market for over 20 years, starting his career at IBM. Richard was a Co-Founder at AppSource Corporation (acquired by Arbor Software which later merged into Hyperion Solutions) and Keyola (acquired by Lawson Software) and is an avid water-skier.

Eric Day
Eric Day (craigslist), @edaypdx

Eric Day works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects. He has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. He has written complete HTTP/SSL, DNS, and IMAP implementations, along with designing and implementing custom storage and database systems. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments. When not hacking on code, he can be found running, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal with his wife.

Darpan Dinker
Darpan Dinker (Schooner Information Technology, Inc.), @darpandinker

Darpan Dinker is VP of Database Technologies and head of database products at Schooner Information Technology. He works with the integration and optimization of emerging technologies such as Flash memory and multi-core processors with databases to solve complex problems relating to scalability, high performance and TCO.

Prior to Schooner, Darpan held various engineering and leadership roles at Sun Labs, Sun Microsystems, iPlanet, Netscape, Fujitsu and consulting roles at various Fortune 500 companies. His work has resulted in nine issued patents and published technical papers.

Alex Esterkin (Open Source Community)

Presently, at Nokia, Alex Esterkin develops VShards cloud key-value database platform that leverages Voldemort and MySQL.

Prior to this, he was Chief Architect at Infobright.

Before this, Alex developed Dataupia, SybaseIQ, Oracle, and Model204 DBMS products.

Alex Esterkin’s LinkedIn Profile/Bio

Todd Farmer (Oracle Corporation)

Todd Farmer manages the Americas Support Team for MySQL within Oracle. In his spare time, he helps maintain and develop Connector/J.

Mark Filipi (Garmin International)

Mark is a DBA at Garmin.

Harrison Fisk (Facebook)

Harrison has worked for over 7 years at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Trainer, Consultant, and now Staff Support Engineer. He has filled many roles during this time, from authoring training courses to handling some of the biggest users of MySQL.

He has also co-authored a book, MySQL Clustering.

Mike Frank
Mike Frank (Gazzang, Inc.)
Mike Frank guides the product roadmap for Gazzang. Both product management and product marketing are under his leadership. He is responsible for ensuring that our solutions provide the optimum amount of value for our customers and he directs competitive positioning, product pricing and packaging.

Mike has over 20 years of experience in the software industry in both development and product line management and is a recognized expert in the open source industry. He was most recently a senior product manager at Oracle focused on MySQL in the areas of development, backup, platforms, virtualization and authentication. Prior to Oracle, he was responsible for product direction and delivery at Idera, a provider of management tools for Microsoft’s SQL Server database platform. Mike has also held positions... Read More.

Joanne Garlow (National Public Radio)

With over 20 years experience in computer programming, I have worked at places as varied as NASA, NCI as well as NPR.org doing everything from embedded C++ to supply chain algorithms to website development to Oracle DBA. I am currently working mostly in Java, JSP, Struts and PHP all with way too much Javascript running on Debian and MySQL.

Michael Glukhovsky
Michael Glukhovsky (RethinkDB)

Michael is a founder of RethinkDB, the database for solid-state drives. He is passionate about producing high-quality technology that solves real problems. Outside work, he’s interested in linguistics, cognitive science, and interaction design. There’s nothing in life he loves more than a good pastrami sandwich, and immersing himself in completely foreign cultures.

Sergei Golubchik
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB)

I was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 2000 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years I’ve touched almost almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. I’m a primary architect of the plugin API.

Ilya Grigorik
Ilya Grigorik (igvita.com), @igrigorik

Ilya Grigorik is the founder and CTO of PostRank, a real-time social engagement monitoring and analytics platform. He is an avid Ruby and web architecture blogger (www.igvita.com, twitter: @igrigorik), speaker, and a community evangelist.

Lenz Grimmer
Lenz Grimmer (Sun Microsystems)

Lenz Grimmer is a member of the MySQL Community Relations team at Sun Microsystems. He lives in Hamburg, Germany and has worked for MySQL since April, 2002. Before joining the community team in December 2005, he was a member of the release engineering team that is in charge of creating the official release builds of the MySQL server and related products. Prior to working for MySQL AB, he was a developer at the distribution engineering team at SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg, Germany.

Jimmy Guerrero (Oracle-MySQL)

Jimmy Guerrero currently coordinates MySQL’s Cloud Computing, High-Availability and Windows, marketing programs. He joined MySQL in 2005 as the product manager for MySQL Cluster and other MySQL high availability technologies. Prior to joining MySQL he held various sales and technical positions at Idera Software and Embarcadero Technologies. He currently resides in Houston, Texas.

Peter Gulutzan
Peter Gulutzan (MySQL AB)

Architect for many of the newer MySQL server features since 2003.

Member of ANSI SQL Standard Committee in 2009.

Co-author of four computer books

Co-presenter of MySQL User Conference 2009 session on New Foreign Keys in 6.1

From Edmonton.

Robert Hamel (Pythian)

15 years+ experience as Data Architect/DBA specializing in high volume OLTP and data warehouse environments starting with Oracle and branching out into MySQL in 2003.

Walter Heck
Walter Heck (Open Query), @walterheck

Walter Heck (IRC: walterheck) has been working in IT since he came out of college in 2001. First as a Delphi-programmer, always working on database driven applications. He gained a lot of experience with different database backends like Oracle and MS SQL Server.

When he wanted to switch gears back in 2007 he decided that MySQL was going to be his new focal point. Ever since, he has been studying MySQL, while using it wherever possible.When Walter is not on his computer working, you might find him in your local neighbourhood store, as he is traveling around the world and loves to visit new, simple places to watch people live their lives and learn about their cultures.

Walter has presented at various Read More.

Robert Hodges
Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)

Robert Hodges is CTO of Continent, Inc., a leading provider of clustering solutions for open source databases. He has over 25 years of experience in database and application development. Robert has worked on cutting edge software for DBMS vendors, including reliable messaging, development tools, and object-relational databases. He has also built and operated enterprise web applications that support thousands of users.

Andrew Hutchings
Andrew Hutchings (Hewlett-Packard)

Andrew Hutchings (aka LinuxJedi) is a Principal Software Engineer for Hewlett-Packard’s Advanced Technology Group working with new an exciting Open Source technologies. He is physically based in the middle of nowhere in the United Kingdom but works with a global development team.

Before joining HP he was a Senior Sustaining Engineer for SkySQL, Software Developer on the Drizzle project at Rackspace and a Senior MySQL Support Engineer for Sun Microsystems / Oracle Corporation specialising in MySQL Cluster and C/C++ APIs. He is also co-author of the book MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development.

Julian Hyde
Julian Hyde (SQLstream)

Julian Hyde is the author of the open source Mondrian Relational OLAP Engine as well as the founder and chief architect of SQLstream. He has over fifteen years experience in database and business intelligence technology, having served as a senior engineer at Oracle in the kernel group, as well as founding Broadbase software.

An active contributor to the Eigenbase project, he has a strong pedigree in the open-source movement.

Matt Ingenthron
Matt Ingenthron (Couchbase, Inc.), @ingenthr

Matt is an experienced web architect with a software development background. He has deep expertise in building, scaling and operating global-scale Java, Ruby on Rails and AMP web applications by leveraging a variety of open source projects, including memcached. Prior to NorthScale, he was with Sun Microsystems where, as a Principal Technologist and member of Sun’s global field organization, he worked with some of the largest web properties in the United States, China, Japan and Korea.

Henrik Ingo
Henrik Ingo (10gen), @h_ingo

Henrik Ingo is the COO of Monty Program Ab, the company behind MariaDB. He previously worked at Sun with MySQL and MySQL Cluster technologies. He is also the author of
the book “Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source” (http://openlife.cc)

Fernando Ipar
Fernando Ipar (Percona)

I am an IT professional living in Montevideo, Uruguay, trying to balance my work as programmer and system administrator.

I’ve been actively involved in the Open Source community since 2002.

I blog here, and I’m now part of the team at Percona.

Seppo Jaakola (Codership)

Master of Science in software engineering (HUT)

20 years experience in software engineering and R&D management in various organizations. Experience from:

  • DBMS research and engine development
  • Distributed computing, networking
  • Data security, firewall, network management

Current position as partner and CEO at Codership providing consultation for MySQL users and implementing high performance replication solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Previous employments include:

  • Continuent – R&D for MySQL clustering solutions
  • Stonesoft – developing firewall and IPS clusters, DBMS R&D
  • Logica – developing traffic information systems
Santosh Janardhan
Santosh Janardhan (Facebook)

Santosh leads the Database Operations and Storage teams at Facebook. He previously was the Principal DBA at YouTube. Prior to YouTube in his Oracle avatar, He led the Database Architecture and Operations team at PayPal. His goal this year is to beat his 7 year old in Wii Tennis.

Mattias Jonsson (Sun Microsystems)

MSc in Electrical Engineering, Developer of MySQL Partitioning since 2007.

Sheeri K. Cabral
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)

Sheeri K. Cabral has a master’s degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University. She has background as a systems administrator; has worked with Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Solaris, RedHat/Fedora, AIX, and HP-UX. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User group, and wrote the MySQL Administrator’s Bible (www.tinyurl.com/mysqlbible). She currently works for PalominoDB, a remote database management company

Chander Kant

Chander is the CEO of Zmanda, the global leader in open source enterprise backup. He has been deeply involved on both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the “Top 20 Linux Luminaries” by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at VERITAS software and served as a product line manager for storage software at SGI. Chander holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Bill Karwin
Bill Karwin (Karwin Software Solutions)

Bill Karwin has been a software engineer for over twenty years, developing and supporting applications, libraries, and servers such as Zend Framework for PHP 5, the InterBase relational database, and the Enhydra Java application server. He is widely known for his talent for explaining complex topics and practical techniques with accuracy and a little humor.

Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart)

Kasindorf is the MySQL DBA for Six Apart’s properties, as well as many of their scaling tools. Originally a sysadmin for livejournal.com in 2002, he has since helped build numerous large web sites with open source software and is an advocate and contributor for Memcached, mogilefs, perlbal, and others.

Timour Katchaounov (Monty Program AB)

Timour is a MySQL optimizer developer since 2004. The main projects he
implemented in the MySQL server are: the greedy optimizer (5.0),
min/max optimization and loose index scan (5.0), subquery
materialization (6.0), and re-engineering of name resolution for
nested joins (5.0).

Before joining MySQL, he received his Ph.D. in database technology from
Uppsala University, Sweden, in the area of query processing for P2P
databases. During his studies he worked as a summer intern at IBM where
he contributed code to the query optimizer of DB2 Information
Integrator.

Currently he is a MariaDB server developer at Monty Program AB, working
on new optimizer features to deliver improved performance and robustness.

Aaron Kimball
Aaron Kimball (Cloudera, Inc.)

Aaron Kimball is a software engineer at Cloudera, Inc., the Commercial Hadoop company. Aaron is the principle developer of Sqoop, the SQL-to-Hadoop database import/export tool. Aaron has been working with Hadoop since early 2007, and contributes actively to its development. Through Cloudera, he additionally provides training to developers and system administrators working with Hadoop. Aaron holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Mats Kindahl

Mats Kindahl lead software developer at MySQL/Oracle. He is the main architect and implementor of the MySQL row-based replication and several other replication features.

He is co-author of the book MySQL High Availability (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)

In the time before starting at MySQL, he has worked with research in formal methods, automated program analysis, distributed systems, and as implementor of C/C++ compilers.

Yasufumi Kinoshita (Percona Inc.)

Yasufumi Kinoshita is Performance Engineer of Percona Inc., developed patches to improve InnoDB scalability and IO subsystems in these years.
He is main developer of XtraDB and XtraBackup.

Jan Kneschke
Jan Kneschke (MySQL)

Jan Kneschke works for Sun as Senior Software Developer in the MySQL Enterprise Tools team and maintains the MySQL Proxy and the agent component of MySQL Enterprise Monitor.

His favourite programming language is Lua as you can see in the

  • MySQL Proxy,
  • lighttpd and
  • the wormhole Storage Engine.
Mark Konetchy
Mark Konetchy (Facebook)

Mark is a member of the database operations team at Facebook. In his spare time he enjoys long walks on the beach and waiting in line at the DMV.

Dimitri KRAVTCHUK (Sun Microsystems / Oracle)

Over 20 years of IT experience, mainly in databases performance.

  • +12 years in Sun Benchmark team in Paris, FRANCE (now SSC)
  • 2 years in INFORMIX Benchmark team
  • Internet-oriented databases performance
  • Database development (Vesta, Vesta-II)
  • etc.

My MySQL related stuff: MySQL Performance

Dr. Kuszmaul’s research focuses on developing computer systems and
hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry
won 5 out of 6 categories in Jim Gray’s 2007 sorting benchmark
contest
, sorting a terabyte in 197
seconds. He formerly architected Akamai’s distributed data collection
system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal
network architect for the Thinking Machines Connection Machine
CM-5 Supercomputer.
He was one of the developers of the MIT
Cilk
multithreaded programming
system and wrote, in Cilk++, winning entries for 4 out of 12 of
problems in the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge. Dr. Kuszmaul a
founder and Chief Architect at... Read More.

Aleksandr Kuzminsky (Percona Inc)

Aleksandr Kuzminsky is a colsultant of Percona Inc since 2008.
His primary focus is emergency data recovery from corrupted databases.

Tod Landis (dbEntrance Software)

Tod Landis is a Java software developer and one of the founders of the Entrance Project. He has also written software for Borland, Adobe, Northstar Computers and others, including the prize winning 3D chart-making engine for Borland Quattro Pro. He has an MA in Math from Berkeley.

Arjen Lentz
Arjen Lentz (Open Query)

Arjen initially started with C programming, but has since branched out to other stuff that blends geekness with more human interaction.

Arjen was employee #25 at MySQL AB (2001-2007), dealing with Documentation, Community Relations, Training, Support, Licensing, and acting as Program Chair for the 2005 and 2006 MySQL Users Conferences. He also co-authored the 2nd edition of O’Reilly’s popular “High Performance MySQL” book.

Arjen founded Open Query, delivering affordable remote and on-site MySQL support and training. He also does some coding again with the OQGRAPH engine, and his work on OurDelta (Builds for MySQL & MariaDB).

Outside work Arjen likes spending time with his daughter, bushwalking, camping, and dabbles in organic gardening.

Ryan Lowe
Ryan Lowe (Percona)

Ryan Lowe is a high performance consultant for Percona, where he advises clients on performance and scaleability best practices for a variety of application architectures. In his free time, he likes to blog, play with agent-based simulation models and travel the world.

David  Lutz
David Lutz (Infobright)

David Lutz is Infobright’s Director of Sales Engineering. David has 15 years of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence as a consumer, consultant and vendor representative of software products for this market.

David filled many roles in those years, including DBA, Data Warehouse Administrator and Data Warehouse Designer at organizations such as The Kroger Company and LensCrafters. As a member of the data warehouse software industry, David has served as a Data Warehouse Project Manager, Product Manager, Business Intelligence (BI) Integration Architect and at various levels of responsibility in the Sales/Systems Engineering organizations of Informix, Net Perceptions, Crystal Decisions, Business Objects, Pervasive Software/Data Junction, Composite Software and Greenplum Software.

David’s experience spans all aspects of business intelligence – data modeling and administration, Read More.

Ryan Mack
Ryan Mack (Facebook)

Ryan is a member of the database engineering team at Facebook.

Toru Maesaka
Toru Maesaka (mixi, Inc)

Toru Maesaka is an open source developer and an active community member of memcached and the Drizzle Project. Just as much as hacking, he loves to get upfront and promote things that he finds useful that others can benefit from. Professionally, he is a Software Engineer at Mixi, a company that operates the largest social network in Japan.

Dan Marriott
Dan Marriott (Answers.com)

Dan Marriott is Director of Ops at Answers.com – a top 20 US website. As a technologist with over 20 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors, he now specializes in high scalability and performance, pushing MySQL database limits, internet infrastructure and data security.

Frank Mashraqi
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities), @mashraqi

Frank Mashraqi is a renowned speaker and scalability advisor to several startups. He comes to XGraph with nearly a decade of scalability, engineering management and monetization experience. Prior to XGraph, Frank was Director of Business Operations and Technical Strategy for Fotolog where he played a pivotal role in helping Fotolog scale to become the 13th largest website on the Internet (Alexa: based on traffic) and the third most actively used social network in the world (ComScore). Frank holds a BBA in Accounting and a BS in Computer Information Systems.

Yoshinori Matsunobu

Yoshinori Matsunobu is a Principal Consultant at Sun Microsystems, mainly engaging into consulting services in Japan and Asian countries. He have written a lot of MySQL books, having broad-ranging MySQL technical experties, especially DBA, performance tuning, high availability, i18n and MySQL Cluster.

Mark Matthews
Mark Matthews (Oracle)

Mark Matthews is the maintainer of MySQL’s JDBC driver, and is an architect for the enterprise tools team.

Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” works as QA Director at Continuent.

He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast.

During the past decades he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration.

Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java.

Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

Grant McAlister (Amazon.com)

Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service. For the past 10 years Grant has been responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principle Consultant for Oracle Corporation. A 1991 graduate of the University of Alberta, Grant has been working with various database systems for the past 18 years.

Paul McCullagh
Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)

Paul McCullagh is co-founder of PrimeBase Technologies GmbH, Germany, where he is responsible for core technology. He has 20 years experience in the development of database and internet related systems. Paul has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town where he specialized in operating system design and implementation.

Paul is the developer of the PBXT transactional storage engine for MySQL (www.primebase.org). More recently his work has included the development of the BLOB streaming engine for MySQL (www.blobstreaming.org).

Ryan McElroy
Ryan McElroy (Facebook)

Ryan is a member of the database engineering team at Facebook.

Rushabh Mehta

Rushabh is a Business Intelligence Mentor with Solid Quality Mentors, as well as the Managing Director for Solid Quality India Pvt. Ltd. Rushabh has been architecting and developing Decision Support Systems for over 9 years for a number of organizations. Over the years, he has developed best practices and frameworks in the area of Data Warehousing, ETL processes and implementation and was recently a contributing author for a book on SQL Server Integration Services Problem-Design-Solutions. Rushabh has implemented large-scale BI solutions for clients around the world including organizations such as Raymond James Financials, Jackson Hewitt, Microsoft, Veteran Health Administration, US Department of Defense, Progressive Insurance, Tysons and many others. Rushabh has also developed a number of courses in Business Intelligence technologies that he... Read More.

Joffrey Michaie
Joffrey Michaie (SkySQL Ab)

Joffrey Michaie is a consultant for SkySQL.

Based in Europe, he is responsible for performance tuning and high availability missions/projects on platforms using MySQL cluster.
He manages the implementation, design, and performance tuning for major accounts using MySQL cluster in industries such as telecoms, banking and gaming, which have high critical platforms.
Not only does he have a strong knowledge of MySQL, but he also has a strong background in Systems Administration.

Before joining the SkySQL Ab team, Joffrey was working as a Principal Consultant for MySQL/Sun/Oracle.

Brian is a manager in MySQL professional services that still finds time to deliver services to MySQL clients. He currently leads the MySQL PS storage engine and migration practices. He has over 25 years of experience in database design, engineering and usage.

His experience includes:

  • lead architect for the ZFour database system,
  • Senior Principal Architect for the American Airlines enterprise data warehouse,
  • and Director of database systems for Travelweb.com.

While he claims to be mainly a C++/OO architect and developer he has also found time to build several data warehouses up to 12TB in size, design large scale Java/XML based web systems, and work with many of MySQL’s largest users. He has designed, built, and managed database systems on MySQL, Oracle, MS... Read More.

Domas Mituzas
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)

Domas Mituzas is database engineer at Facebook and volunteer Wikipedia performance and data engineer.

He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Wikimedia Foundation, and has been member of Board of Trustees for it in the past.

Brian Moon
Brian Moon (dealnews.com)

Brian Moon has been working with the LAMP platform since before it was called LAMP. He is the Senior Web Engineer for dealnews.com. He has made a few small contributions to the PHP project and been a casual participant in discussions on the PHP internals list. He is the founder and lead developer of the Phorum project, the first PHP/MySQL message board ever created.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan (Oracle)

Andrew is the MySQL Product Manager responsible for High Availability Solutions – in particular MySQL Cluster and replication. He is based in United Kingdom and has worked for MySQL/Sun/Oracle since February 2009.Before joining MySQL he was responsible for delivering High Availability telecoms applications which is where he became exposed to MySQL Cluster – replacing proprietary and other 3rd party databases. His primary roles in MySQL are working with engineers to make sure that MySQL Cluster & replication evolve to meet the needs of their users as well as spreading the word on the what people can get from these technologies.

Gerardo Narvaja

Worked in the software industry for more than 20 years, spending most of my career working on database software as a consultant, sales engineer and DBA. Worked for MySQL for a little more than 6 years. I am currently working for OpenMarket Inc as a Sr MySQL DBA.

Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.

Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at sarahnovotny.com.

Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), @timoreilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.

Padraig O'Sullivan (Akiban Technologies Inc.), @posulliv

Padraig O’Sullivan is a software engineer at Akiban Technologies Inc. He is working on the core Akiban Orthogonal Architecture as well as contributing to the open source community in projects such as Drizzle. He has an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland. Originally from Killarney in Ireland, he now lives and works in Boston.

Bernhard Ocklin (Sun Microsystems AB)

Bernhard Ocklin, MySQL Cluster Engineering Manager responsible for the team of MySQL Cluster developers, joined the MySQL organization as of September 2005. He first worked as a solution architect for high available database and cluster solutions and is now responsible for MySQL Cluster development at Sun. To his credit, Bernhard has designed and programmed data mining software in addition to writing a database core prior to using MySQL databases. The outcome of such work has proven extremely useful in big scale data processing, i.e., for fraud detection at the world’s largest derivatives exchange.

Jonas Oreland (Sun Microsystems)

Jonas Oreland is lead architect for MySQL Cluster, participating and/or overseeing all data node related development. He has among other things developed online backup, data on disk support, multi-threaded data nodes and online add-node with online table repartitioning.

Konstantin Osipov

Konstantin Osipov works as a software developer for MySQL AB since 2003. His main areas in the server are execution of prepared statements, cursors and the client-server protocol. He was the implementer of support for Dynamic SQL in 5.0. In his other life constantin is a Moscow dweller with a not
uncommon combination of such hobbies as yoga, running, and computers.

Sergey Petrunya (Monty Program Ab)

Sergey Petrunya is a query optimizer developer at Monty Program Ab, where he has spent the last year working on MariaDB.

Prior to that, he has been working on MySQL query optimizer at MySQL Ab and Sun/MySQL, where he has implemented features like partition pruning, index_merge optimization, semi-join subquery optimizations and numerous smaller optimizer improvements.

John Powell (eMapSite)

Originally trained as an economist, I fled the City of London to work in GIS. For the past 6 years, I have been a GeoSpatial developer and open source enthusiast working for a UK-based mapping company. I live in Barcelona, where I devote what time I don’t spend in front of a computer to my wife and kids and to outdoor pursuits, particularly skiing and cycling.

Mikael Ronstrom
Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)

Ph.D in Technical Information Systems.
Founder of MySQL Cluster technology.
Developer of MySQL Partitioning.
Currently working on MySQL Architecture.

Alexander Rubin (MySQL)

Alexander Rubin is a Principle MySQL Consultant Oracle.
Alexander has over 10 years industry experience with the MySQL database, and specializes in performance tuning, full text search, high availability and the scale-out of database infrastructures.

Joaquin Ruiz
Joaquin Ruiz (Gear6)

Joaquin Ruiz is Executive Vice President of Products at Gear6. He is responsible for products, go-to-market activities and corporate development. Prior to Gear6, he was involved in the launch and growth of several other open source companies including Sistina (acquired by Red Hat), Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo), and Spikesource.

John Russell
John Russell (Oracle Corporation)

John Russell is the documentation lead for InnoDB. Before joining the InnoDB team, John was Information Architect for the Oracle Database group, where he developed the Project Tahiti documentation search engine. In the 20th century, he was Information Architect for the DB2 Database group, where he originated the Information Center and lead several User Centered Design initiatives. His writing background is focused on application development and programming languages (PL/SQL, Oracle Objects, C++, Fortran, and Ada), and his documentation architecture work involves Python, Perl, and XSLT.

Daniel Saito
Daniel Saito (MySQL)

Daniel has worked in the MySQL organization for the past 5 years, as he
was originally responsible for the launch and growth of the MySQL
organization in the Asia Pacific region. As the first employee in the
region, he played a key role in expanding both the business and
community efforts for MySQL. Currently residing in Tokyo, he is currently
responsible for sales, partner and community development around the
Asia Pacific region. He has engaged with several high profile Web
2.0, Enterprise and OEM customers in embracing MySQL. His ongoing efforts
have successfully fostered the growth and contributions of several
community and commercial developers in guiding and promoting open
source development surrounding MySQL... Read More.

Dustin Sallings (NorthScale), @dlsspy

Dustin is a core committer for memcached, and the creator and maintainer of spymemcached, the high-performance memcached client for Java. Previously, Dustin was half of the Beyond.com performance engineering team and core developer of the Beyond.com ecommerce engine. Later, he was the lead engineer responsible for scaling 2Wire’s device network infrastructure enabling it to manage and monitor millions of distributed devices, while simultaneously supporting the continuous addition of features to the system.

Blog and projects: http://dustin.github.com/
Twitter: @dlsspy

Chris Schneider

Chris is a certified MySQL professional with over 6 years in the MySQL community. He has designed, implemented and maintained small to large-scale MySQL installations. This includes building architectures from the ground up and improving on those that are currently in place while emphasizing scalability, performance and ease of use. A few of the companies he has contributed to are GoDaddy.com, Facebook.com, VMware, Virident, Plaxo.com and Ning.com.

Bill Schuler
Bill Schuler (Percona, Inc.)

Bill Schuler, Director of Customer Relations, Percona Inc. Bill has spent over 20 years in database sales including stints with MySQL Ab, Extended Systems, Sybase, and Zachary Software. Bill was the Original Director of Inside Sales for MySQL Ab, helping growing a team of over 40 reps before he left to join Percona.

Robin Schumacher (Calpont)

Robin Schumacher is VP of Products at Calpont and has over 20 years of database experience in Teradata, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase. He is the author of three database performance tuning books, has written many articles on data warehousing and database tuning, and previously served as the database software reviewer for Intelligent Enterprise and Data Management Review magazines. Before joining Calpont, Robin was Director of Product Management for MySQL/Sun.

Felix Schupp
Felix Schupp (SoftMethod GmbH)

Felix has been at the helm of SoftMethod since 2004. He received his degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University in 2000. Subsequently he was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of PhysicianPal Inc, a San Francisco based solution provider for the healthcare industry, connecting insurances, workers compensation agencies and ambulatory surgery centers. SoftMethod, his current venture is establishing a stronghold in open source consulting and performance engineering in telco and large enterprise environments.

From 2000 until 2003 he served as an Instructor and Program Manager for UC Berkeley International programs, focusing on advanced Internet business engineering.

He has been an active participant in the open source community, and has been a speaker at several (un-)conferences and congresses, most recently the OpenSQL Camp, Read More.

Baron Schwartz
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex), @xaprb

Baron is co-founder and CEO of VividCortex, a SaaS server performance management product. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and a variety of open-source software.

Edward Screven
Edward Screven (Oracle Corporation)

Edward Screven is Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. Reporting to CEO, Larry Ellison, he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle’s overall strategy. An Oracle veteran since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle’s open source businesses including Unbreakable Linux, Virtualization, MySQL, and OpenOffice. Mr. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including Standards Management and Security.

Moshe Shadmon (ScaleDB)

Moshe Shadmon is the founder and CTO of ScaleDB. Moshe is the creator of the ScaleDB indexing technology and has more than 20 years of experience in both technical and management roles. Moshe’s technical experience has been in the areas of high performance indexing solutions, unified storage for structured and semi-structured data and shared disk architecture. Since 2006, Moshe has become increasingly interested in the opportunity presented by the open source databases and founded ScaleDB to develop a database engine for MySQL targeting performance, efficiency and scalability with the largest data sets.

Kentoku SHIBA

I am a Storage Engine Developer for MySQL in Japan, and the
original developer of the Spider Storage Engine and Vertical Partitioning Storage Engine.

Spider Storage Engine and Vertical Partitioning Storage Engine are being offered to the public by GPL.

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith hacks on Drizzle and has since the start of the project. Previously he worked on MySQL Cluster.

Sarah Sproehnle
Sarah Sproehnle (Cloudera, Inc.)

Sarah Sproehnle is the Director of Educational Services for Cloudera
where she helps customers learn to use Apache Hadoop for big data
processing. Cloudera provides commercial support, training and
services for the Apache Hadoop platform.

Paddy is the Vice President of Engineering and a founder of Zmanda, Inc. He is responsible for technical strategy and development of leading software products for data protection. Paddy has over 14 years of experience in development and management of software for enterprise storage. In addition, he works with various open source communities such as high-availability, backup and recovery projects. He has talked about MySQL administration to users and developers in various forums.

Calvin Sun
Calvin Sun (Twitter)

Calvin Sun is a principal software engineer at the InnoDB group of Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was the development manager of storage engines at MySQL. He has over ten years of database internals experience at Pervasive Software, MySQL and now Oracle. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor is currently hacking on Drizzle full time, and was the crazy guy who wrote the NDB/Bindings in the first place (why write for one language when you can have six?) Before that, he was a Senior Consultant for MySQL which took him all over the word focusing on Cluster and High Availability.

He’s a Python programmer by first choice (and yet hears the obvious joke surprisingly infrequently) but seems to be spending all of his time recently in C, C++ and Java.

Lars Thalmann
Lars Thalmann (Oracle)

Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development director for MySQL replication, backup, and connectors. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001, when he started as a MySQL Cluster developer. More recently, he has driven the creation and development of the MySQL backup feature, has guided the evolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and has been a key player in the development of MySQL Cluster replication. Thalmann holds a doctorate in Computer Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is one of the authors of the “MySQL High Availability” book.

Ryan Thiessen
Ryan Thiessen (Facebook)

Ryan Thiessen has been using MySQL as both a developer and administrator for over a decade, and loves the constant and ever changing challenge of being a DBA inside Facebook’s database ecosystem.

Vadim Tkachenko
Vadim Tkachenko (Percona Inc)

Vadim Tkachenko is CTO and co-founder of Percona Inc. Co-author of “High Performance MySQL”, 2nd edition book.
Expert in application scaling and performance tuning.
5 years experience in benchmarks and profiling, starting from MySQL High-Performance group.

Morgan Tocker
Morgan Tocker (Percona, Inc.)

Morgan is the Director of Training at Percona, Inc. His interests in MySQL include Performance Tuning, scalability and High Availability. He is a regular speaker on these topics in the United States and Canada.

Before joining Percona, Morgan worked as a Technical Instructor for MySQL (and then Sun Microsystems) in Canada where he taught courses on High Availability, Performance Tuning and Database Administration. He has also previously worked in the MySQL Support Team, and enjoyed a brief stint as a Rails developer for social finance website SmartHippo.com.

Paul Vallée is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Pythian, the leading database, applications and systems infrastructure management and consulting firm.

Since 1997, he has guided and overseen the growth of Pythian into a world leader, with a global footprint and a lengthy roster of marquee resources and customers. Before launching Pythian, Paul worked as a database management consultant, contributing his expertise to various companies across North America. Paul has worked extensively on complex data environments and ERP implementations, and has pioneered the adaptation of supply management techniques to enterprise database management.

Geert Vanderkelen
Geert Vanderkelen (Sun Microsystems)

Geert Vanderkelen is a member of the MySQL Support Team at Sun Microsystems. He is based in Germany and has worked for MySQL AB since April, 2005.

Before joining MySQL he worked as developer, DBA and SysAdmin for various companies in Belgium and Germany.

Today Geert specializes in MySQL Cluster and works together with colleagues around the world to ensure continued support for both customers and community. He’s also the maintainer of Sun’s MySQL Connector/Python.

Kai Voigt
Kai Voigt (Sun Microsystems)

Kai is a senior instructor at MySQL, delivering public and onsite trainings worldwide.

Kurt von Finck
Kurt von Finck (Monty Program Ab)

Chief Community and Communications Officer for Monty Program Ab

John Weber (Calpont)

John is the VP of Marketing & Business Operations at Calpont and has extensive experience in defining, developing, delivering and launching software-based and data-intensive products. Joining Calpont in 2006, John led the Engineering team through the launch of InfiniDB Community Edition. Prior to Calpont, John served as the Engineering Director for several product lines at MetaSolv Software.

Nicklas Westerlund (Electronic Arts), @nickwesterlund

Nick started out as a DBA in Norway, after which he quickly moved into venture capital as a Sr. DBA responsible for helping the ventures with their database planning and operations. Then he started with remote DBA / consulting, during which time he also was a technical editor of the MySQL Administrator’s Bible and an active blogger in the MySQL Ecosystem. Currently working on large deployments on the largest website in Spain.

Ryan White (Cloudmark)

Ryan White is the Director of Operations for Cloudmark, the messaging security provider.

Michael Widenius
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)

Founder of MySQL AB.
Original author & architect of the MySQL server.
Founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and creator of MariaDB. Founder of the Open Database Alliance.

Sherman Wood
Sherman Wood (JasperSoft)

Sherman Wood is the Director, Business Intelligence at Jaspersoft, the leading commercial open source business intelligence company. He is the lead technical architect for Jaspersoft and the community project lead for JasperServer, a reporting and data warehouse (OLAP) server that uses JasperReports, a widely used Java reporting library. Sherman has lead the development of JasperServer since 2005, and has contributed to a variety of open source projects, including Mondrian (data warehouse OLAP engine in JasperServer), JBoss Portal and Hibernate since 2002. He has a B.S. in Computer Science, Psychology and Pure Mathematics from Sydney University (Australia).

Jimmy Yang (Oracle Corporation)

Jimmy is a member of InnoDB team in Oracle. He has over 10 years experience in RDBMS storage engine development.
Prior to InnoDB, he manages the index and DBA Commands teams
for Sybase Inc. He has an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Matt Yonkovit (Percona)

Matt has worked for MySQL, Sun, and Percona. He is a database expert with over 12 years of experience working with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and a ton of other relational databases. Matt has worked with top ranked websites and fortune 500 companies around the world.

Rob Young
Rob Young (Oracle/MySQL )

Rob Young is the Technical Product Manager for the MySQL Server and Enterprise product lines. He has over 20 years of database and application development experience with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and DB2. His primary responsibility is to work with MySQL Engineering on product direction, technical requirements, and to evangelize and drive MySQL product line adoption by the MySQL Community, Commercial users and Enterprise subscribers.

Alexey Yurchenko
Alexey Yurchenko (Codership)

Alex started his career in DBMS clustering development in 2003 at Continuent, where he was hooked up on synchronous replication. After that he joined R&D team at Meshcom Inc, learning the ways of mesh networking, embedded SW development and Scrum process management. There he got this crazy idea that running a software company can be fun and joined as a partner in Codership, specializing in group communication system development.

In his former life he held a Masters Degree in Astronomy from SUNY at Stony Brook and worked as a software engineer at Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics .

Peter Zaitsev
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

Jeremy Zawodny
Jeremy Zawodny (craigslist.org)

Jeremy joined craigslist after over eight years in a variety of roles at Yahoo! He hacks on MySQL, search, and various back-end bits of the craigslist infrastructure.

Jeremy blogs at http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/ and flies both small airplanes and gliders in his spare time.

Danil Zburivsky
Danil Zburivsky (The Pythian Group)

Been working with different RDBMS since early years in the university. Acted as a database developer for an accounting system for Donetsk National University in Ukraine.

Got the taste for MySQL while working as a DBA for Sonopia Corp.

Currently helping people all over the world to solve problems with their MySQL systems at The Pythian Group. And helping people, is what I like to do the most :)

Michael G. Zinner
Michael G. Zinner (Sun Microsystems)

Michael G. Zinner joined MySQL AB in October 2003 and is leading the MySQL GUI efforts. Zinner is responsible for the design and development of the graphical MySQL tools like MySQL Workbench and the MySQL Windows experience. Prior to joining MySQL AB, Zinner was developing database-related GUI tools, including a highly acknowledged DBDesigner 4. He is based in Vienna, Austria.

Ivan Zoratti
Ivan Zoratti (SkySQL)

With 25 years of experience in computer science and in the IT industry, Ivan has developed projects and published literature on fast communication between heterogeneous computer systems since the early 80s. Ivan started his career in IT in 1986 at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his self experience with the kernel of the PdP 11 machines. Since 1987, he has been involved in large projects with DEC RDB, Informix, Oracle, SQLServer and later with MySQL. He has worked on data warehouse and BI projects since the early 90s. In 1997, Ivan joined MicroStrategy as Director of Professional Services and Advanced Solutions in Europe, where he has been directly involved in the architecture and development of some of the largest DW on the planet. He... Read More.

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