Devananda van der Veen
Deva joined Percona in July 2009 as a Principal Consultant, with a focus on scalability and performance tuning. In addition to consulting, he also assists with documentation and internal training of the SSC team. Deva has a background in physics and computer science from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where he also studied eastern religions. He has worked in the Internet technology space since 1999. Prior to joining Percona, he was the sole DBA at HydraNetwork, an online ad/media company, where he helped grow the company's revenue to over $100M by creating a scalable and fault-tolerant MySQL database network. Deva also consulted for a number of Southern California startups before he moved to Washington state. He now works from his home in the Olympic Mountains, where he lives with his wife and two beloved huskies.