About the Authors
Gabriel has been dedicated to databases as a DBA and consultant for the last 12 years. He has lead and participated in multiple projects across many technologies, including Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and MongoDB. Gabriel defines himself as an automation super fan, he is one of the developers of the MySQL/MongoDB DBaaS solution currently in use in MercadoLibre, the largest e-commerce platform in Latin America.
Gabriel holds a college degree in electronics, a degree in industrial engineering and he is currently working on his master's thesis (Information Systems engineering). He is also an GCP, Oracle and Microsoft certified professional. Currently he is an Internal Principal Consultant at Pythian specializing in MySQL and MongoDB.
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.