About the Authors
Matt Yonkovit is Percona’s Chief Experience Officer, overseeing company strategy & marketing functions, as well as operating as the chief storyteller. Before joining Percona in 2009, Matt worked at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, building out and optimizing high performance, scalable, and always-available infrastructure for Fortune 500 and countless other web properties. He has carried this experience and expertise into his executive leadership roles, helping build Percona's customer offerings and guiding the growth of services by 10X over the course of his career, leading to a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating.
With 20+ years in the open source database industry, Matt specializes in guiding customers to achieve their specific objectives. He has a passion for performance and takes pride in contributing to the vibrant open source community, as well as finding and mentoring Percona’s future leaders.
Matt is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Grand Valley State University. He now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, cat, and dog, where he enjoys fantasy sports, playing video games, listening to rock music, as well as taking things apart to figure out how they work.
Yves is a Principal Consultant at Percona, specializing in MySQL High-Availability and scaling solutions. Prior to joining Percona in 2009, he worked as a senior consultant for MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, assisting customers across North America with NDB Cluster and Heartbeat/DRBD technologies.
Yves holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Université de Sherbrooke. He lives in Québec, Canada with his wife and three daughters.