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.
Like its predecessor, MySQL 5.7 will be a ground breaking release. The latest Development Milestone Release (DMR) shows very appealing replication features. They reduce the administrative overhead, provide a much improved user experience, and enable running MySQL smoothly both at scale and/or in very tightly coupled network environments such as in a cluster.