Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development director for MySQL Replication, Backup, Connectors, Utilities and Fabric. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001, when he started as a MySQL Cluster developer. Thalmann holds a doctorate in Computer Science from Uppsala University, Sweden.
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