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MySQL Community Awards Winners 2018

 | April 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

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2018 Community Awards

One of the highlights of Percona Live is that the winners of the annual MySQL Community Awards are announced. A 100% community effort, the awards were created to recognize community contribution. This year saw six very deserving winners in three categories:

MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the year 2018

Two individuals received these awards:

  • Jean-François Gagné
    Jean-François was nominated for his many blog posts, bug reports, and experiment results that make MySQL much better. His blog: https://jfg-mysql.blogspot.com/
  • Sveta Smirnova
    Sveta spreads knowledge and good practice on all things MySQL as a frequent speaker and blogger. Her years of experience in testing, support, and consulting are shared in webinars, technical posts, conferences around the world and in her book “MySQL Troubleshooting”. While we’re proud to say that Sveta works for Percona, this reward is for her outstanding individual contribution irrespective of that. Kudos and respect, Sveta!

MySQL Community Awards: Application of the year 2018

Three applications were honoured:

  • MyRocks
    MyRocks is now in MariaDB, Percona Server and PolarDB (Alibaba). Intel, MariaDB and Rockset are optimizing it for cloud native storage.
  • ProxySQL
    ProxySQL solves serious, real-world problems experienced by DBAs in an elegant way.
  • Vitess
    Vitess is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL. Originally developed at YouTube/Google and now under CNCF, Vitess is free and open source and aims to solve scaling problems for MySQL installations.

MySQL Community Awards: Corporate Contributor of the year 2018

The awards were presented by Agustín Gallego and Emily Slocombe.

In the spirit of open source, much of the content of this post has been sourced from the MySQL Community Awards website and the full information can be read there. Please do take the time to read the full details and you can also read about past winners and initiatives on that site.

Congratulations to all!

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Lorraine Pocklington, Community Manager

Here to support the open source database community as Percona's Community Manager. You might also enjoy our Community Blog and if you would like to contribute to that I would love to hear from you. Get in touch

2 Comments

  • I am happy to see more community members get recognized for helping make MySQL better. Thank you JF and Sveta, you earned this.

    I am extremely grateful for contributions to MySQL from web-scale companies based in China. So much new talent has arrived to make the product better for high-throughput OLTP workloads.

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