Daniel Nichter, the author of several very useful MySQL tools, has joined with Percona to continue to improve Maatkit — the “other” toolkit we rely on daily. Daniel is a skilled Perl programmer who understands MySQL. He is in a perfect position to move the project forward on a more regular basis than I’ve been able to commit time to since I’ve taken on a leadership role in Percona.
Right now he’s working on an unreleased tool we will use to make our performance audits more efficient. As a result, we’ll be able to deliver more value to our customers and assess servers more quickly in the event of an emergency. (By the way, if you’d like to sponsor features you need for a Maatkit tool, contact us and we’ll be glad to discuss it with you.)
Welcome, Daniel! And a toast to Maatkit’s continued improvement and usefulness!