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|Ronald A. Bradford|
|Born||Ronald Andrew Bradford
1970 (age 45–46)
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Education||University of Southern Queensland|
|Website||RonaldBradford dot com|
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.
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.
- "What is an Oracle ACE Director?".
- "McGraw-Hill: Effective MySQL Replication Techniques in Depth : Book". Mhprofessional.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "McGraw-Hill: Effective MySQL Backup and Recovery : Book". Mhprofessional.com. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "McGraw-Hill: Effective MySQL Optimizing SQL Statements : Book". Mhprofessional.com. 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Curioso/Bradford/Galbraith". Expert PHP and MySQL. 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Welcome, Oracle ACE Directors for MySQL (Oracle Technology Network's Blog)". Blogs.oracle.com. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Community Member of the Year Awards — 2009". MySQL. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "MySQL Community Awards 2013 - And the winners are...".
- "MySQL community blogging – PlanetMySQL – Part 2 « MySQL Preacher". Mysqlpreacher.com. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "MySQL plugin for New Relic".
- "Announcing the MySQL Plugin for New Relic".
- "Conference Committee | Percona Live: MySQL Conference And Expo 2013". Percona.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Conference Committee | Percona Live: MySQL Conference And Expo 2012". Percona.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "MySQL Content Committee". Oracle.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "About: O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2011 - O'Reilly Conferences, April 11 - 14, 2011, Santa Clara, CA". En.oreilly.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Oracle Software Conference | Oracle User Group Training Conference & Labs". Kscope11.com. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- "Continuent Announces New Hires".