About the Authors
Fernando Ipar is a MySQL Principal Consultant who works remotely from his family home in Montevideo, Uruguay. Initially, Fernando began using GNU/Linux in 1998 and MySQL in 2000, and his journey led him to become active in the technical community, contributing and at times leading open source projects as well as founding the Montevideo MySQL Meetup. Before coming to Pythian, he spent seven years at Percona, where he contributed to the Percona Toolkit and TokuMX Toolkit, among other endeavors. Fernando helped scale and troubleshoot the back-ends for businesses of all sizes including financial institutions, telcos, and other IT companies while also supporting their full stack needs.
Martin joined Percona in January 2012. He has been using Linux and open source technologies since 1999. Martin has worked with Apache, DNS's, mail servers, iptables and MySQL servers.
During the past 3 years, Martin has worked as CTO for the largest national mobile payments company in Uruguay. Some of his past projects include setting up a highly available MySQL infrastructure and configuring firewalls and VPNs, all with a very strong focus on security (PCI-DSS certified).
Martin lives in Montevideo with both his 10 year old son, Joaquin and his wife Silvana. Some of his hobbies include, going for walks, playing video games and running.