About MC

About Martin ‘MC’ Brown

A product manager, professional writer and technologist for over 25 years, Martin ‘MC’ Brown has with many different companies including Apple, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, Oracle, Sun, MySQL and Couchbase. He is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, database, distributed systems, system management, networking, data centres and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms, with Systems using Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Unix, HP-UX, Open Source, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS/X and many more.

A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft for Windows Server and server certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer.

Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information and products through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content and the content-delivery systems, including building documentation, white papers, and marketing materials.

Throughout his career he has acted as architectural advisor to a wide variety of products, focused on user-centric functionality and use cases with an eye on enhancing current feature-sets with an eye to future functionality and requirements in a flexible way to ensure both ease of use and development.

These activities have led to a keen eye and experience in Big Data, Hadoop, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, virtualisation, data centres, content delivery, release notes, data migration and replication technology for heterogeneous databases.

MC currently works as the VP of Products for Continuent.