Baron Schwartz

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Baron Schwartz is an American software engineer most notable for his contributions to the MySQL database[citation needed]. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Schwartz is the lead author of High Performance MySQL, 2nd and 3rd ed. (published 2008 and 2012, O'Reilly).[1] He contributed a chapter to Web Operations (published 2010, O'Reilly).[2]

He created the Maatkit toolkit for MySQL,[3] for which he received MySQL's 2008 MySQL Code Contributor of the Year Award.[4] He has released a set of templates to monitor MySQL under Cacti.[5] He developed and maintains Innotop,[6] an open source interactive monitoring tool for MySQL and InnoDB.


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