We founded VividCortex to bring technical intelligence to the ubiquitous computing world. Technical intelligence, in contrast to intelligence quotient (IQ), is the kind of insight you need to manage complex information systems.
Our products help our customers measure, analyze and understand system behavior at a very deep level. There are good tools in the application and network layers, but usable tools for servers and databases are practically nonexistent. We're fixing that, focusing first on tools for MySQL.
Baron is one of the world's leading experts on MySQL, and has helped build and scale some of the largest web, social, and mobile properties. His award-winning tools are used by tens of thousands of large MySQL deployments, including Facebook. His book High Performance MySQL is widely acknowledged as the definitive reference for MySQL. As an author, consultant, speaker, and conference organizer, Baron has deep connections in the MySQL and DevOps communities and beyond, extending to a variety of databases, cloud and big data, and open source. Before founding VividCortex, Baron led sales, marketing, consulting, support, and software engineering at Percona, the leading MySQL consulting and support company.
Following a tenure at Microsoft, Kyle has started, managed, grown, and sold businesses across a wide range of verticals including consulting, media, fitness, and event management. In addition, Kyle has extensive experience helping consulting clients sell their businesses, including exits to Fortune 500 buyers. Entrepreneurial by nature, Kyle is skilled in managing cash flow, sales and marketing, and business development. He holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business.