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Top MySQL bloggers of 2018

May 14, 2019 by

We made a collection of the most popular MySQL bloggers, including a link to each individual blog. The ranking is based on Alexa global score as of April 25, 2019.

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Krunal Lathya
Borys Belinsky
Peter Zaitsev
Sveta Smirnova
Lukas Eder
Baron Schwartz
Marcelo Altmann
Frederic Descamps
Roland Bouman
Mikiya Okuno 
Shlomi Noach
Tony Darnell
René Cannaò
Michael J.Swart
Keith Larson
Jesper Krogh
Chris Calendar
Lalit
Dave Stokes
Olivier Dasini
Guiseppe Maxia
Gabriela D’Ávila
Federico Razzoli
Alexandre Almeida
Scott Noyes
Wagner Bianchi
Jean Francois-Gagne
Abdel-Mawla Gharieb
Dathan Pattishall
Valerii Kravchuk
Mark Callaghan
Bhuvanesh R
Hatem Mahmoud
Shahriyar Rzayev
Andrew Grimo
Sergey Petrunia
Alkin Tezuysal
Marco Tusa
Ted Wenmark
Øystein
Ankit Kumar


1. Krunal Lathya

Bio: Krunal Lathya is a web and mobile developer. He’s a creator of the App Dividend blog. He writes everything about coding languages, frameworks, DevOps concepts and much more things like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, etc. This blog is growing rapidly in web and mobile development communities.
Twitter: @KrunalDLathiya
Blog Name: AppDividend
Alexa Ranking: 28,509
Status: Active
Post frequency: 30 post(s)/month


2. Borys Belinsky

Bio: Borys Belinsky is a technical writer at Percona. He has been creating and maintaining documents of different complexity for target audiences with diverse demands. He acquired skills in programming, non-trivial software and other relevant technologies.
Twitter: @RobbieTheGeek
Blog Name: Percona Blog
Alexa Ranking: 33,017
Status: Active
Post frequency: 5 post(s)/month


3. Peter Zaitsev

Bio: Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. Peter is a co-author of High-Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Database Performance Blog.
Twitter: @PeterZaitsev
Blog Name: Percona Blog
Alexa Ranking: 33,017
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


4. Sveta Smirnova

Bio: Sveta Smirnova works as a MySQL Support engineer since the year 2006. She is an author of the book “MySQL Troubleshooting”. After starting her career as a web developer, Sveta moved to a role in Bugs Analysis MySQL Support Group in MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle, then, in March 2015, joined the Support Team in Percona. She works on MySQL software bugs, escalations and tricky Support issues on a daily basis. Her main professional interest in recent years is finding better ways to effectively solve DBA problems.
Twitter: @svetsmirnova
Blog Name: Percona Blog
Alexa Ranking: 33,017
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


5. Lukas Eder

Bio: Lukas Eder is a founder and CEO of Data Geekery, the company behind of JOOQ. He’s mostly coding and tuning Java, SQL, and PL/SQL around jOOQ and for customers of Data Geekery’s consultancy services. I’m also delivering public and in-house SQL training, and he’s successfully trying to make the lives of Java developers who work with SQL easier.
Twitter: @lukaseder
Blog Name: LukasEder
Alexa Ranking: 98,301
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


6. Baron Schwartz

Bio: Baron Schwartz is a founder and CTO of VividCortex. His expertise is programming & databases. Xaprb is his personal website.
Twitter: @xaprb
Blog Name: Xaprb
Alexa Ranking: 155,351
Status: Active
Post frequency: 10 post(s)/month


7. Marcelo Altmann

Bio: Marcelo Altmann is an infrastructure professional with expertise in all aspects of MySQL server. Working with MySQL since 2006 he has been involved in a variety of projects implementing load balance, failover, automation of backups, version upgrades, security review, performance tuning. He owns 6 MySQL Certifications.
Twitter: @altmannmarcelo
Blog Name: MySQl by Marcelo Altmann
Alexa Ranking: 636,830
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


8. Frederic Descamps

Bio: Frederic Descamps is an experienced Open Source consultant with expertise in infrastructure projects as well as in-development tracks and database administration. Frédéric is a believer in DevOps culture. He is MySQL Community Manager at Oracle.
Twitter: @lefred
Blog Name: Lefred
Alexa Ranking: 766,756
Status: Active
Post frequency: 4 post(s)/month


9. Roland Bouman

Bio: Roland Bouman specializes in fields such as Information analysis, Database and Application development, Software architecture, BusinessIntelligence, Data Integration. His personal website is xcdsql.org.
Twitter: @rolandbouman
Blog Name: Roland Bouman’s
Alexa Ranking: 851,572
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


10. Mikiya Okuno

Bio: Mikya Okuno works as Technical Analyst for MySQL at Oracle. He writes blogs on both languages, English and Japanese.
Blog Name: Nippodanji
Alexa Ranking: 922,149
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


11. Shlomi Noach

Bio: Shlomi Noach is a full stack developer and Database Administrator with rich technologies experience. Developer and maintainer of open source tools in the MySQL ecosystem. A MySQL database expert; an active community member; winner of community awards. An experienced instructor on Java, Unix and MySQL.
Twitter: @ShlomiNoach
Blog Name: Code.openark.org
Alexa Ranking: 941,524
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


12. Tony Darnell

Bio: Tony Darnell specializes in sales, information technology, application development and design. He works as Principal Sales Consultant in Oracle.
Blog Name: Scripting MySQL
Alexa Ranking: 958,334
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


13. René Cannaò

Bio: René Cannaò experts in database engineering. He has great knowledge of My SQL. He is the main author of ProxySQL.
Twitter: @rene_cannao
Blog Name: Proxy SQL
Alexa Ranking: 971,907
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


14. Michael J.Swart

Bio: Michael J.Swart is a database professional and blogger. Specializing in SQL Server he was awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional in January 2012 and again in 2013. Working at Desire2Learn he has designed and maintained many high performing solutions. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (SQL Server Database Developer 2008).
Twitter: @MJSwart
Blog Name: Michael J Swart – Database Whisperer
Alexa Ranking: 1,288,828
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


15. Keith Larson

Bio: Keith Larson has supported MySQL and the MySQL database community for Oracle as a MySQLCommunity Manager. Previously as a VP of Technology, he administered, developed, maintained and lead a LAMP focused software application and development team for an Internet market research company. He has over 15+ years of developing and maintaining high-tech industry web sites. His primary development, administration and leadership experience are with Perl, PHP on a Linux system with Apache, Lighttpd and an InnoDB relayed replication MySQL database.
Twitter: @LarsonKeith
Blog Name: AnotherMySQLDBA
Alexa Ranking: 2,161,279
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


16. Jesper Krogh

Bio: Jesper Krogh is a MySQL developer and administrator with a background in software development. His MySQL work includes advanced troubleshooting of both MySQL Server, MySQL Cluster, and MySQL Enterprise products. Contributor to the Oracle Professional MySQL 5.6 and 5.7 certification exams. Coauthor of Pro MySQL NDB Cluster and author of MySQL Connector/Python Revealed.
Twitter: @JWKrogh 
Blog Name: Jesper Wisborg Krogh
Alexa Ranking: 2,452,312
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


17. Chris Calendar

Bio: Chris Calendar is a support engineer more than eight years for MariaDB/SkySQL. He owns MySQL Certifications.
Blog Name: Chris on MySQL
Alexa Ranking: 2,518,778
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


18. Lalit

Bio: Lalit has over 5 years of experience with MySQL Database. Along with this, he has knowledge of MongoDB, Oracle databases. He is passionate about new technologies and databases, MySQL is his favorite for working.
Blog Name: Lalit
Alexa Ranking: 2,639,508
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


19. Dave Stokes

Bio: Dave Stokes works as MySQL Community Manager at Oracle. His specialties are Linux, BSD, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache,NoSQL, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python,JavaScript, and more.
Twitter: @stoker
Blog Name: PHP with MySQL
Alexa Ranking: 2,709,391
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


20. Olivier Dasini

Bio: Olivier Dasini is a MySQL Geek, author, blogger and speaker. Since December 2015 he’s been working as MySQL Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle.
Twitter: @freshdaz
Blog Name: dasini.net
Alexa Ranking: 2,802,460
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


21. Guiseppe Maxia

Bio: Guiseppe Maxia has worked in the IT industry since 1986, first as a programmer (C, C++, Pascal, Delphi, SQL, Perl) then as a systems analyst and designer. Experience in data management issues, helpdesk, system administration, data migration, data warehousing, testing of distributed systems.
He is specialized as a systems analyst, database designer, and programmer focused on the establishment of new systems and migration/optimization of old ones.
Twitter: @datacharmer
Blog Name: The Data Charmer
Alexa Ranking: 2,904,108
Status: Active
Post frequency: 4 post(s)/month


22. Gabriela D’Ávila

Bio: Guiseppe Maxia has worked in the IT industry since 1986, first as a programmer (C, C++, Pascal, Delphi, SQL, Perl) then as a systems analyst and designer. Experience in data management issues, helpdesk, system administration, data migration, data warehousing, testing of distributed systems.
He is specialized as a systems analyst, database designer, and programmer focused on the establishment of new systems and migration/optimization of old ones.
Twitter: @gabidavila
Blog Name: Gabi.dev
Alexa Ranking: 2,989,407
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


23. Federico Razzoli

Bio: Federico Razzoli ‘s main area of knowledge and expertise is MySQL/MariaDB ecosystem. Other technologies he uses include PostgreSQL and proprietary RDBMSs. He was a MariaDB Community Ambassador and he wrote a book “Mastering MariaDB” for Packt Publishing.
Twitter: @FedericoRazzol1
Blog Name: False is not Null
Alexa Ranking: 3,056,520
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


24. Alexandre Almeida

Bio: Alexandre Almeida founded HTI Tecnologia, where he has been worked for more than 25 years. He worked as a professional pilot for almost 20 years, but he made the choice to dedicate himself exclusively to technology. DBA Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, DB2, PostgreSQL and HBase. His passion has always been MySQL, giving speeches, workshops, writing bug reports, delivering official classes, writing articles and motivating companies of all sizes and industries to deploy and to use the dolphin database.
Twitter: @alex_almeida_db
Blog Name: AlexandreMalmeida
Alexa Ranking: 3,519,017
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


25. Scott Noyes

Bio: Scott Noyes works as a MySQL Support Engineer at Oracle. He is often seen quoting the manuals on the MySQL and PHP areas of Freenode and experts-exchange.com. Scott holds the MySQL Core, Developer and DBA certifications and is a Zend Certified Engineer.
Twitter: @ssnoyes
Blog Name: A little noise
Alexa Ranking: 4,933,059
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


26. Wagner Bianchi

Bio: Wagner Bianchi has been dealing with MySQL since 2001 and since that time he has been working as a consultant in many projects throughout Latin American, European, and Asian countries and he has given Official MySQL training classes on those regions. Nowadays, completing a little more than ten years working with MySQL Consulting and Training, Wagner Bianchi has got all MySQL Certifications (CMA 5.0/5.1/5.5, CMDEV, CMDBA, and CMCDBA). Wagner is Oracle MySQL Official Instructor to Performance Tuning, Development, High Availability, and Database Administration, and he is also working as an Independent Consultant.
Twitter: @wagnerbianchijr
Blog Name: WagnerBianchi
Alexa Ranking: 4,960,967
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


27. Jean Francois-Gagne

Bio: Jean Francois-Gagne specialties are MySQL and variants. Distributed Systems and Networks, especially Linux Web platforms, Java, C, Web and Parallel programming and optimization. For about four years, he has been working as Senior System Engineer at Booking.com.
Twitter: @jfg956
Blog Name: J-F Gagne’s
Alexa Ranking: 4,995,615
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


28. Abdel-Mawla Gharieb

Bio: Abdel-Mawla Gharieb is a Database engineer with extensive experience designing, coding, testing and supporting next-generation database solutions. He has multiple database skills in MySQL Operations, administration and MySQL replication.
Twitter: @dba_abdelmawla
Blog Name: Mysqlstepbystep
Alexa Ranking: 5,075,516
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


29. Dathan Pattishall

Bio: Dathan Pattishall does System and Software Architecture, Database Systems especially MySQL, Percona XTRADB, InnoDB, Data Modeling, Data Layout, Sharding, Data Flow, Data Management, High capacity scaling for millions of transactions per second-at a sub-fraction of the company’s current cost, while providing clear and proven solutions and methods. Now he works as Principal Engineer at WeWork company.
Twitter: @dathanvp
Blog Name: Mysql dba
Alexa Ranking: 5,519,439
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


30. Valerii Kravchuk

Bio: Valerii Kravchuk is a Principal Support Engineer at MariaDB corporation and also a former Principal Support Engineer at Percona. He mostly writes about MySQL bugs but also How To as well.
Twitter: @mysqlbugs
Blog Name: MySQL Entomologist
Alexa Ranking: 5,579,040
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


31. Mark Callaghan

Bio: Mark Callaghan is focused on transaction processing and storage efficiency. Over ten years he’s been working at Facebook for MTS(Multi Tasking Staff).
Blog Name: Small Datum
Alexa Ranking: 5,897,929
Status: Active
Post frequency: 8 post(s)/month


32. Bhuvanesh R

Bio: Bhuvanesh R a Database/Cloud Architect. Majorly he works on AWS, Azure and GCP. He’s also playing the role of Database Administrator for SQL and NoSQL databases. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, CosmosDB are his database specialties.
Twitter: @BhuviTheDataGuy
Blog Name: The Data Guy
Alexa Ranking: 6,668,593
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month


33. Hatem Mahmoud

Bio: Hatem Mahmoud has been working primarily with the ORACLE technology for more than 7 years. Experience gained through challenging projects and teamwork are more important. He is first OCM (Oracle Certified Master) in his country blogger, speaker at public events and member of the ACEs.
Twitter: @Hatem__Mahmoud
Blog Name: MahmoudHatem
Alexa Ranking: 6,714,332
Status: Active
Post frequency: 3 post(s)/month


34. Shahriyar Rzayev

Bio: Shahriyar Rzayev has founded Azerbaijan MySQL User Group and Python User Group and he leads the group. He’s actively sharing knowledge about MySQL and related products, also he loves testing new things reporting bugs and sending feature requests. He was nominated as MySQL ACE and got the “MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor award 2015”.
Twitter: @ShahriyarRzayev
Blog Name: Mysql.az
Alexa Ranking: 6,907,635
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


35. Andrew Grimo

Bio: Andrew Grimo works as MySQL Principal Solution Consultant at the Oracle company. In the technology industry, he has worked in the core field of Database Administration utilizing a broad set of skills to aid in tasks such as solution architecture, Linux scripting, automation/triggering, enterprise job scheduling designs for job flow management and even some DBA mainframe work.
Twitter: @andrew_grimo
Blog Name: Select All from MySQL
Alexa Ranking: 7,173,887
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


36. Sergey Petrunia

Bio: Sergey Petrunia works as software developer at MariaDB corporation . He develops Query Optimizer and other parts of MariaDB Server.
Blog Name: Sergey Petrunia’s
Alexa Ranking: 7,941,261
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


37. Alkin Tezuysal

Bio: Alkin Tezuysal is a global Database Operations Expert, Cloud Infrastructure ArchitectAWS. He’s a live speaker at many IT conference. He is a coach and mentor for his expertise.
Twitter: @ask_dba 
Blog Name: Askdba
Alexa Ranking: 10,271,309
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


38. Marco Tusa

Bio: Marco Tusa had his own international practice for the past twenty eight years.
His experience and expertise are in a wide variety of information technology and information management fields, cover research, development, analysis, quality control, project management and team management. Marco is currently working at Percona as High Availability Practice Manager, previously working at Percona as manager of the Consulting Rapid Response Team on October 2013.
Twitter: @marcotusa
Blog Name: Tusa central
Alexa Ranking: 11,509,020
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


39. Ted Wenmark

Bio: Ted Wenmark is a former leader of DBA/DBD-team at Upsys AB where he also worked as a software engineer and systems architect with a focus on scalability, performance, and reliability. His specialties are MySQL Presale activities, MySQL Cluster, NDB, CMDBA, Certified MySQL DBA, MySQL DBA/DBD, MySQL Performance tuning, MySQL Security, MySQL backup, MySQL Scaling and HA solutions, MySQL Developer, Database design.
Blog Name: Ted’s MySQL blogs
Alexa Ranking: 13,477,212
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


40. Øystein

Bio: Øystein is a Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba Cloud where I work on PolarDB, a MySQL-based database system for the cloud. Prior to this, he worked for almost 10 years in the MySQL Optimizer team at Oracle.
Twitter: @ogrovlen
Blog Name: Øystein
Alexa Ranking: 15,502,811
Status: Active
Post frequency: 1 post(s)/month


41. Ankit Kumar

Bio: Ankit Kumar writes about MySQL production issues since November 2018.
Blog Name: MySQLNinjas
Alexa Ranking: 16,432,782
Status: Active
Post frequency: 2 post(s)/month

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