September 16, 2014

Percona welcomes Ryan Lowe and Vladimir Fedorkov

As we’ve said before, the Percona team just keeps growing. This time around, I’m pleased to welcome Ryan and Vladimir.

Ryan Lowe initially joined us from Florida (USA) in June. In his previous lives he scaled an Alexa top 1000 site with a sharded MySQL backend, worked in aerospace, worked in telecom, and lots of other things. His background as a consultant, DBA (with Oracle, too!), DBA manager, and programmer makes him a great match for Percona’s clients. He also contributed some improvements to WordPress, and he blogs here and on Pablowe.

Vladimir Fedorkov joins us from Lipetsk in the Russian Federation. (Brrr!) Vladimir and Peter have known each other and worked together for years in past endeavors. Vladimir can make Sphinx do just about anything, and is an expert systems administrator too. (Did you know that we provide systems administration services to our clients? It’s not all about query optimization.) Vladimir is also the leader of one of our groups of consultants (codename: Mercury) and is helping us solidify core parts of our services offerings.

Vladimir and Ryan, a big welcome — we are fortunate indeed you’re working with us. And… go team!

PS: I can’t help but triple-dip, and point out that our own Ewen Fortune has been a MySQL Cluster Certified DBA for quite a long time now. OK, shameless plug over. And, congratulations Nicklas!

About Baron Schwartz

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL.
He is a former Percona employee.

Comments

  1. Thanks Baron! Much appreciated!

    Can’t wait until I go over to the US next time to meet up again.
    Hope you had a great xmas and newyears.

  2. Nicklaus, will you be at the MySQL conference?

  3. @Baron,

    I will be there, yeah. So I’ll make sure I catch you there :-) (I’ll actually spend some time before/after the conference in the US to go diving and meet up with old friends, so I’ll be around for a while)

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