Michael G. Zinner is the development director for the MySQL Middleware and Clients Teams. He is responsible for the strategy and development of the MySQL Document Store, MySQL Router, MySQL Connectors and the MySQL GUI Tools including MySQL Workbench. Mike has over 20 years of experience in the software industry with a strong focus on management of distributed teams and open source development. Prior to joining MySQL in 2003, Zinner was developing database-related GUI tools, including the highly acknowledged DBDesigner 4. He is based in Vienna, Austria.