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Abraham Bruck

Freelance MySQL Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Abraham's been working with databases since 1984, including Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS Access, MySQL, and more in Unix, Windows, and AWS (cloud) environments. His work experience runs the gamut from data analysis, modeling, migration, conversion, integration, aggregation, mining, optimization, performance tuning, warehousing to extensive, varied, and detailed reporting.

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Oleg Schalginski

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since February 16, 2022

Oleg is a software developer with over 20 years of experience automating business processes for various industries, including construction, finance, energy, telecom, and government. He has experience using various technologies, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, MySQL, Oracle, Redis, and DynamoDB for storage, as well as frameworks, including .NET, Symfony, React, and Redux. Oleg's goal remains constant—to deliver uber-flexible, user-friendly interfaces that meet business needs.

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Maxim Gladkov

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since April 6, 2022

Maxim is a tech-savvy geek with rich experience in the business. He has vast experience as a senior software engineer and architect and a strong knowledge of JavaScript, Node.js, React, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Neo4j, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. An Agile enthusiast, tech consultant, and startup founder, Maxim focuses on a range of core competencies, such as software development, software architecture, database design, tech consulting, and business automation. He will be a strong addition to any team.

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Harman Kaur

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since August 27, 2020

Harman is a talented full-stack web developer fluent in Node.js, React, MySQL, and JavaScript. She has delivered scalable applications focusing on exceptional user experience, some of which are found on the Slack app directory and Zendesk marketplace. She has delivered analytics panels built API-based crawlers and integrations for CRM software. Harman excels at creating a seamless front end coupled with a strong back-end foundation to provide reliable, profitable products.

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Abdulhalim Kara

Freelance MySQL Developer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since August 18, 2023

Halim is a senior software engineer with 17 years of experience developing scalable and performant microservices and web and mobile applications. Passionate about using the latest technologies, he is proficient in JavaScript, Node.js, React, React Native, MySQL, Python, and AWS. Halim is also experienced in AI and excels in designing and implementing robust solutions and building cutting-edge applications from end to end.

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Brijesh Savaliya

Freelance MySQL Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since September 21, 2020

Brijesh is a MySQL DBA with over 14+ years of experience. He specializes in all aspects of MySQL database from installation, configuration, optimization, query fine-tuning, index optimization, resource allocation, backups, and disaster recovery scenarios. Brijesh has worked with multiple teams on helping scale up databases (horizontally or vertically). He has worked with standard replication and cluster replication technologies and has extensive experience with the Percona toolkit.

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Lalitha Kolla

Freelance MySQL Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since July 13, 2020

Lalitha is a seasoned software engineer known for solving tough problems. She designed an innovative Cut In/Cut Out approach to reduce days of work to mere hours for a telecommunications client, integrated a highly available MySQL solution for Blue Planet's platform, and implemented a low latency, scalable solution to provide stringent authorization checks for a large healthcare provider. Lalitha is highly effective in building robust, scalable code with 100% coverage.

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Ante Braovic

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since March 30, 2021

Ante is a back-end developer with 10+ years of expertise working with web and database technologies, including PHP, MySQL, Redis, Docker, and AWS. For the last 7+ years, he has been working with the Symfony framework. His passion is creating cost-efficient, high-performance systems with a clean and well-structured code. Ante's qualifications also include creating software architecture based on client requests to help clients overcome business challenges.

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Gordan Bobic

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Gordon is an expert database developer and database administrator (DBA) who has over 20 years of experience with Linux (preference for CentOS/RHEL), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL), and development in a variety of languages. Besides having multiple years of in-depth experience under his belt, he also has a bachelor's degree in computer science and is certified as a MySQL administrator and developer.

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Ivan Bojovic

Freelance MySQL Developer
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Ivan is a senior database specialist with experience in DB design, architecture, optimization, administration, and development. He has a lot of experience with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and other database systems and is a certified MySQL DBA. He is a great team player with a proactive attitude. He is also proficient in AWS Serverless (Lambda, S3, AppSync, Cognito, DynamoDB, and more), as he used to work for five years as a back-end lead engineer in his own startup.

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Martin Latter

Freelance MySQL Developer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since December 31, 2020

Martin is a MySQL DBA with 12 years of experience. He created a tool that parses an empty database schema file and creates a functional database for analysis without using actual or confidential data. Martin specializes in MySQL performance analysis and troubleshooting, server optimization, MySQL tools (Percona Toolkit, Innotop, Sysbench, custom utilities, and performance and sys schema), Sysbench load testing, and Linux analysis (eBPF, Perf, Sar).

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    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our MySQL developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a MySQL developer within 48 hours of signing up.

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your MySQL developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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