About the Authors

We’re a team of the world’s most highly skilled experts in MySQL, web applications, and related technologies. All of us are business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as master coders. Together, we have tremendous experience and expertise that reaches far beyond the MySQL world.

Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz Baron is the Chief Performance Architect at Percona, author of the Maatkit toolkit for MySQL, and author of the innotop real-time MySQL monitoring tool. He maintains Xaprb, a popular blog about MySQL and related technical topics, and is a regular contributor to the MySQL Performance Blog.

Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev A former manager of the High Performance Group at MySQL AB, Peter is the Chief Executive Officer at Percona. He specializes in helping administrators fix issues with Web sites handling millions of visitors a day, dealing with terabytes of data using hundreds of servers. He also speaks frequently at conferences and is a regular contributor to the MySQL Performance Blog.

Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko Vadim Tkachenko was a Performance Engineer at MySQL AB. As an expert in multithreaded programming and synchronization, his primary tasks were benchmarks, profiling, and finding bottlenecks. He also worked on a number of features for performance monitoring and tuning, and getting MySQL to scale well on multiple CPUs. Vadim is the Chief Technology Officer at Percona, where he created and maintains Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup. He is a regular contributor to the MySQL Performance Blog.