Tools for Building Robust Data Centers
About the Author
Dr. Charles A Bell is a Senior Software Engineer at Oracle. He iscurrently the lead developer for backup and a member of the MySQLBackup and Replication team. He lives in a small town in ruralVirginia with his loving wife. He received his Doctor of Philosophy inEngineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. Hisresearch interests include database systems, versioning systems,semantic web, and agile software development.
Dr. Mats Kindahl is principal senior software developer in the MySQL team at Oracle. He is the main architect and implementor of MySQL’s row-based replication and several other replication features and is currently architect and project lead for the MySQL High-Availability team that develop MySQL Fabric. Before starting at MySQL, he did research in formal methods, program analysis, and distributed systems, the area where he earned his doctoral degree in computer science. He has also spent several years developing C/C++ compilers.
Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development manager for MySQL replication andbackup. He is responsible for the strategy and development of thesefeatures and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann hasworked with MySQL development since 2001, when he was a softwaredeveloper working on MySQL Cluster. More recently, he has driven thecreation and development of the MySQL backup feature, has guided theevolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and has been a key playerin the development of MySQL Cluster replication. Thalmann holds adoctorate in Computer Science from Uppsala University, Sweden.