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Nationality  Australia
Website  RonaldBradford dot com

Name  Ronald Bradford
Known for  MySQL
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Full Name  Ronald Andrew Bradford
Born  1970 (age 44–45)Warwick, Australia
Residence  New York City, New York
Education  University of Southern Queensland
Books  Expert PHP and MySQL, Effective MySQL Replicati, Effective MySQL Optimizin, Effective MySQL Backup a

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Ronald Bradford (born 6 January 1970), is a recognized MySQL expert, author and speaker. He is the author of four books, Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth (2012), Effective MySQL: Backup and Recovery (2012), Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements (2011) and Expert MySQL and PHP (2010).


Bradford was recognized as the first Oracle ACE Director for MySQL in 2010 with Sheeri Cabral. This Oracle Technology Network ACE program recognizes individual product experts in Oracle's products. He won the MySQL Community Member of the Year award in 2009 for his contributions to the MySQL community, and again in 2013. Bradford has been acknowledged as the top MySQL blogger in 2010 at Planet MySQL, and the all-time top individual blog contributor to the MySQL community.

Bradford has a bachelor's degree in Applied Science majoring in Mathematics and Scientific Computing from University of Southern Queensland and has all current MySQL certifications including MySQL 5 Database Administrator, 5 Developer and 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator.

He founded Effective MySQL in 2010, which has a book series with Oracle Press, extensive MySQL presentations and local technology meetings in New York.

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Other notable work

  • Author of the New Relic MySQL Plugin for the open SaaS platform released in June 2013,
  • Program Committee Member for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, 2013, 2012,
  • Program Committee Member for MySQL Connect 2012
  • Program Committee Member for the MySQL Conference and Expo, 2011, 2009 and 2008
  • Program Chair - MySQL Track for ODTUG KScope 2011
  • Program Chair - MySQL Track for ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010
  • New York Effective MySQL User Group Founder and frequent speaker
  • Bradford has worked as a Senior Consultant for MySQL AB (2006-2008) and Oracle Corporation (1996-1999) and Continuent (2010), a leading software provider of database replication and clustering for MySQL, Oracle Database and PostgreSQL.


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