About the Authors
Alexey works for Percona as a Technical Writer responsible for open source software documentation.
He joined the company in March 2015 with almost 8 years of prior experience in writing and managing technical documentation. Before joining Percona, Alexey worked for Oracle on Java SE and Java ME documentation. And before that his writing experience revolved around virtualization and information security software.
Alexey has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a supplementary qualification in translation theory (Russian-English). He lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia with his wife and son. He spends his free time practicing and playing ultimate frisbee in a local team.
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
Experienced technologist, well known in the open source world for work that spans nearly two decades within the community. Pays attention to emerging technologies from an integration standpoint. Prolific speaker at many industry-wide conferences delivering talks and tutorials with ease.
Interests: application development, systems administration, database development, migration, Web-based technologies. Considered expert in Linux and Mac OS X usage/administration/roll-out’s.
Specialties: MariaDB, MySQL, Linux, Open Source, Community, speaking & writing to technical audiences as well as business stakeholders.
Nickolay joined Percona in December 2010, after working for several years at what is now the most popular cinema site in Russia. During the time he was there, Nickolay and a small team of developers were responsible for scaling the site into one which now serves over a million unique visitors per day. Prior to that, he worked for several other companies, including NetUp, which provides ISP billing and IPTV solutions, and eHouse, the oldest Russian e-commerce company. Nickolay has a great deal of experience in both systems administration and programming. His experience includes extensive hands-on work with a broad range of technologies, including SQL, MySQL, PHP, C, C++, Python, Java, XML, OS parameter tuning (Linux, Solaris), caching techniques (e.g., memcached), RAID, file systems, SMTP, POP3, Apache, networking and network data formats, and many others. He is an expert in scalability, performance, and system reliability.
Nickolay has a degree from Moscow State University. His hobbies are Subaru and Mitsubishi Evo engine performance tuning and roller skating. He lives in Moscow with his wife and son.