Percona is pleased to extend a belated welcome to Alexey Kopytov. He actually joined us back in November, 2010, but we somehow overlooked blogging then about his switch from Oracle to Percona. Alexey has over six years of work deep in MySQL source code as part of MySQL AB, then Sun, and later Oracle. His first MySQL job was as part of the original High Performance group within the MySQL Support Team, working under Peter and Vadim. Alexey was the original implementer and maintainer of Sysbench, the tool we use everyday for our performance benchmarks. Now Alexey will focus on Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, you may have seen his name in our recent Release Notes.
Alexey, a big welcome!