Sveta Smirnova is Principal Support Engineer for MySQL, its forks and utilities at Percona.
Before she worked as Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer in the Bugs Verification Group of the MySQL Support Group at Oracle for more than 8 years. She works with MySQL for more than 15 years: first when used it as backend in her web applications and then as support engineer.
"This well-written how-to guide likely will become a must-have reference book for many MySQL database administrators and support staff, as well as those currently learning MySQL. It contains numerous code examples, log excerpts and other illustrations, plus tips gleaned from long experience at solving a wide array of MySQL issues."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions