Interviews

Behind the software of MySQL are of course the people. The MySQL developers, and the many other colleagues around them, are the ones who are making it all happen: new features, bug fixes, support, etc. Some of you may have met a few of them already, either at a previous conference, user group meeting, or another occasion. In this series, you will meet some of these people.

MySQL Product Management - Interview with Matt Lord

By Morgan Tocker | November 25, 2014

Matt Lord is a product manager for the MySQL Team at Oracle. We interviewed him in November 2014 to ask questions about the upcoming MySQL 5.7 release, as well as challenges that lie ahead in the future.

Globalizing MySQL - Interview with Alexander "Bar" Barkov

By Paul DuBois | July 18, 2011

We interviewed Alexander "Bar" Barkov to discuss the recent improvements in MySQL globalization that enable MySQL users around the world to use the database system more easily and naturally.

MySQL 5.5: Pluggable Authentication API: Interview with Georgi "Joro" Kodinov

By Alex Roedling | April 29, 2011

We talked to Georgi "Joro" Kodinov to discuss the MySQL 5.5 Pluggable Authentication API which enables MySQL to access external authentication sources.

When the IOUG Meets the MySQL Community - Interview with Andy Flower, Sarah Novotny, Lenz Grimmer and Dave Stokes

By Wei-Chen Chiu | March 8, 2011

MySQL 5.5 is GA - Interview with Tomas Ulin

By Rich Schwerin, Oracle Magazine | December 15, 2010

Oracle Magazine features editor Rich Schwerin interviews Tomas Ulin, Vice President, MySQL Engineering, who answers questions about the GA release of MySQL 5.5.

Interview with Marc Van Oost, CEO, AlSego

By Karin Jonkov | June 1, 2010

Interview with Marc Van Oost, CEO, AlSego, based in Luxembourg, developing cross industry reporting solutions with MySQL Enterprise.

What's New in the MySQL Enterprise Spring 2010 Release? - Interview with Mark Matthews and Andy Bang

By Mark Matthews and Andy Bang | May 17, 2010

We talked to Mark Matthews and Andy Bang, two core developers in the MySQL Enterprise Monitor team, to give us some insight into the new features in the latest MySQL Enterprise Release.

What's New in the MySQL Enterprise Fall 2009 Release? - Interview with Mark Matthews and Andy Bang

By Mark Matthews and Andy Bang, | September 8, 2009

We talked to Mark Matthews and Andy Bang, two core developers in the MySQL Enterprise Monitor team, to give us some insight into the new features in the latest MySQL Enterprise Release. You can find more about the MySQL Query Analyzer in our previous interview with Mark Matthews.

Allan Packer on performance tuning: Scaling MySQL

By Lenz Grimmer | January 22, 2009

A year ago this past week (on January 16, 2008), Sun Microsystems announced a historic deal to acquire MySQL AB for a billion dollars. Since then, MySQL-ers (aka Sun Dolphins) have settled in with Sun folks. While Sun has had an influence on MySQL, MySQL has also had an influence on several projects within "Sun Classic". Over this week, we hope to explore some of the projects around Sun which use MySQL and how the acquisition has helped bring us all closer together. Today we talk to Allan Packer, Principal Engineer in the Performance Technologies group at Sun Microsystems and team lead for the MySQL Performance & Scalability Project.

Neelakanth Nadgir on MySQL and ZFS: A File System Revolution

By Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana | January 21, 2009

A year ago this past week (on January 16, 2008), Sun Microsystems announced a historic deal to acquire MySQL AB for a billion dollars. Since then, MySQL-ers (aka Sun Dolphins) have settled in with Sun folks. While Sun has had an influence on MySQL, MySQL has also had an influence on several projects within "Sun Classic". Over this week, we hope to explore some of the projects around Sun which use MySQL and how the acquisition has helped bring us all closer together. Today we talk to Neelakanth Nadgir in the Sun/MySQL Performance Team about MySQL and ZFS, the revolutionary file system included with Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems from Sun.

Detlef Ulherr and Thorsten Früauf on Open HA Cluster: Making MySQL highly available on Solaris

By Lenz Grimmer | January 20, 2009

A year ago this past week (on January 16, 2008), Sun Microsystems announced a historic deal to acquire MySQL AB for a billion dollars. Since then, MySQL-ers (aka Sun Dolphins) have settled in with Sun folks. While Sun has had an influence on MySQL, MySQL has also had an influence on several projects within "Sun Classic". Over this week, we hope to explore some of the projects around Sun which use MySQL and how the acquisition has helped bring us all closer together. Today we talk to Detlef Ulherr and Thorsten Fruehauf, engineers working on Solaris Cluster and its Open Source sibling, Open HA Cluster.

Vince Carbone on MySQL and DTrace: Dynamically tracing better performance

By Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana | January 19, 2009

A year ago this past week (on January 16, 2008), Sun Microsystems announced a historic deal to acquire MySQL AB for a billion dollars. Since then, MySQL-ers (aka Sun Dolphins) have settled in with Sun folks. While Sun has had an influence on MySQL, MySQL has also had an influence on several projects within "Sun Classic". Over this week, we hope to explore some of the projects around Sun which use MySQL and how the acquisition has helped bring us all closer together. Today we talk to Vince Carbone in Sun's Performance Technology Group about MySQL with DTrace, the dynamic tracing application that is part of Solaris and OpenSolaris and set to be a hot topic at the 2009 MySQL User Conference.

Interview with Lars Heill, Release Engineering Manager

By Lenz Grimmer | Dec 2008

Born in Northern Norway 41 years ago and Lars has lived in Trondheim for the last 22 years. He is a Physicist by education, has a master degree on semiconductor heterojunctures and has earned a PhD on high temperature superconductors. He worked briefly on nuclear power fuel optimization and petroleum related rock mechanics before joining Clustra in the year 2000, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002. Clustra was a database software vendor that specialized in clustered, high-availability databases that were required by telecoms and service providers.

Interview with Alexander "Salle" Keremidarski, 2008

By Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana | Dec 2008

Alexander "Salle" Keremidarski works as the Manager of EMEA Support for MySQL and is one of MySQL's longest serving employees. This isn't Salle's first interview on the Devzone, but seeing as how it's been a couple of years, we thought we'd catch up with Salle and see how things are going.

MySQL Query Analyzer: Interview with Mark Matthews

Nov 2008

MySQL Performance Tuning is always a popular topic for DBAs and Developers. Traditionally, database tuning has required manual effort and custom scripts. MySQL Query Analyzer aims to minimize the manual effort, with easy-to-use tools to help find-n-fix problem queries. In this interview, we talk with Mark Matthews, to get an architects view of the product.

Interview with Adam Donnison, web developer at MySQL.com

By Lenz Grimmer | Nov 2008

Adam has been in IT now for more than a quarter of a century, variously as a programmer, systems analyst, database admin and consultant. The first job Adam had was writing software for cash registers in assembler, and back end software in C and COBOL on UNIX. Adam is active in a number of open source projects and is the admin of dotProject. He now works in the web team which is responsible for maintaining the mysql.com web sites.