About the Authors
Michael joined Percona in October 2007. He serves in several roles, including Wikimaster and company schedules administrator. In the latter role, he is involved in assuring Percona's 24x7 support coverage. He was also the organizer of the company's first two annual all-staff meetings. He is working now in Support team as Support Engineer.
Prior to joining the company, Michael worked as a consultant on Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management systems. His introduction to computers was in 2000, when he began his university studies. He now has an undergraduate degree in computer sciences, and in 2011 he earned an MBA.
Michael was born in Chervonograd, a small city in western Ukraine. He was married on his 25th birthday. He loves his wife and son and tries to spend as much of his free time as possible with them. His hobbies are music and cars.
Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks.
Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products.
He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition. Previously, he founded a web development company in his native Ukraine and spent two years in the High Performance Group within the official MySQL support team.
Vadim received a BS in Economics and an MS in computer science from the National Technical University of Ukraine. He now lives in California with his wife and two children.