System Architecture

Crafting cloud native solutions for growing business needs

Technology Lead

Guiding software excellence in the engineering lifecycle

Site Reliability

Ensuring a consistent and reproducible consumer experience

Efficiency Management

Optimizing an ongoing continual improvement process

MySQL/AWS Subject Matter Expert in the design, implementation and operations of cloud-aware and cloud-native applications

  • Delivering MySQL performance tuning, configuration optimization and benchmarking of applications
  • Supporting cloud-native AWS solutions with RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, RedShift and supporting data technologies
  • Implementing high availability database clusters using MySQL replication, Galera, NDB and Tungsten
  • Designing integrated data architecture solutions with RDBMS, NoSQL, big data and analytics technologies

Experienced AWS & OpenStack cloud architect

  • Delivering automated and scalable solutions to meet growing business needs
  • Migrations of in-house or other cloud applications to AWS
  • Increasing developer and operations productivity

Strong technical skills with SQL, Python, Terraform, Java, PHP, Git, Chef/Ansible, Unix/Linux, Redis/MongoDB/Memcached/NoSQL and Oracle

  • OpenStack core contributor and reviewer for the common libraries Oslo project (Python/Git/CI/CD)
  • Author of the New Relic MySQL plugin (Java)
  • Highly proficient with Agile development methodologies including eXtreme Programming (XP)

"Ronald spent a week focusing on the performance and architecture of our systems. He very quickly learned the systems and was able to make excellent recommendations. His recommendations will serve as an excellent road map for future performance and scalability initiatives. I highly recommend his work."

Jeff Browning - SVP of Engineering at Secureworks (Acquired by Dell)

"I have worked side-side by side with Ronald on several high profile assignments and always walked away impressed with the depth of his knowledge. He is an awesome talent who I strongly recommend for not only his skill but his professionalism."

Matt Yonkovit - VP of Professional Services at Percona

"Ronald did a great and thorough job in finding the bottlenecks and provided us with an extensive report on his findings. With his help we were able to quickly eliminate the biggest issues. I would recommend Ronald to anyone in need of an absolute authority figure."

Bas Peters - CTO at Silverstreet

"I found Ronald to be technically competent, professional and a result oriented, driven person. It was a pleasure working with him especially when solving the problem in hand meant as much to him as it did to me and eBay,"

Ravindra Nagaraju - Senior Manager at eBay

"Ronald is a data wizard passionate about everything related to data: architecture, optimization, best practices and more. He is very experienced, honest and passionate about what he does."

Farhan Mashraqi - Director of Business and Technical Services at Fotolog

"Ronald is one of the most skilled MySQL practitioners I have ever met. He understands the technology, is able to analyze and resolve issues very quickly. He is able to communicate at both management and technologist level."

Hans Forbrich - President at Forbrich Consulting Ltd

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