Just a quick introduction to begin with.
I joined Sun Microsystems in Feb 2009 to look after the product management for MySQL Cluster and MySQL replication.
I started my career with Nortel (technically BNR which was the R&D arm of Northern Telecom but everything later got merged and rebranded as Nortel). I was responsible for writing the original proprietary, in-memory database for Nortel’s HLR product. Later on, we used a number of 3rd party databases for the HLR (provisioning rather than real-time) and then HSS - starting with Oracle for the HLR and then SOLID but then settling on MySQL Cluster as the scaleable real-time database for the HSS.
When I left Nortel (via an IBM rebadging) I moved to Sun, hoping to use my experience as a MySQL Cluster customer to help the team build upon their strong product.
So far, so good - I’ve been really impressed both with the MySQL team and with how well the product is …[Read more]