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!