About the Authors
Before joining Percona, Matt worked at MySQL and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, helping to build architectures for Fortune 500 and top Alexa-rated companies. Since the mid-'90s, he has worked with relational databases as a DBA, system administrator, and all around techie. During his career as a DBA, Matt has designed and supported massive database deployments that ran on MySQL, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Postgres, and the AS/400.
Matt has a passion for performance and spends his free time doing things like benchmarking, finding outside-the-box solutions for today's performance challenges and trying to make things just go faster.
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.