Matt has been working with relational databases since the mid '90s as a DBA, system administrator, and all around techie. Before joining Percona, he worked at MySQL and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, helping to build architectures for Fortune 500 and top Alexa-rated companies. During his career as a DBA, Matt has designed and supported massive database deployments run on MySQL, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Postgres, and the AS/400.
Matt has a passion for performance and spends a lot of his free time doing things like benchmarking, finding outside-the-box solutions for today's performance challenges, and trying to make things just go faster.
Matt is a Nerd. He's also the Big DBA Head and co-founder of the project formerly known as Waffle Grid. He lives with his wife in St. John's, Michigan.