Luis Soares

Principal Software Engineer, Oracle

Luís Soares is a Principal Software Engineer and the MySQL Replication Team lead at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.


MySQL replication is the foundation for many of the world’s busiest on-line services. MySQL 5.6, released earlier this year, includes a comprehensive set of new replication features to improve scalability and performance. These have been proven to increase the performance of both masters and slaves by over 5 times and enhance the user experience by reducing load on DevOps and DBA teams.