Co-Founder & CEO, Postgres Professional company
Oleg Bartunov – research scientist in the Lomonosov Moscow State University
and major contributor to PostgreSQL. He is also the co-founder and CEO of
Postgres Professional company.
Oleg started using Postgres since 1995 and have been involved in PostgreSQL
development since 1996 (he introduced a locale support). He has been
involved in developing of extensibility infrastructure of PostgreSQL, GiST,
GIN and SP-GiST templates for user-defined access methods , built-in
full-text search facilities in PostgreSQL and a number of popular
extensions: intarray, ltree, hstore, pg_trgm. His latest contribution are
jsonb and RUM access method. Currently, he is working on implementation of
SQL/JSON standard for PostgreSQL.
Oleg graduated from the department of Astronomy at Lomonosov Moscow State
University. During his professional work at Sternberg Astronomical
Institute he realized he needed a free and powerful open-source database
like PostgreSQL (Postgres95 that time). Since then he extensively used
PostgreSQL in his scientific work and many other projects. Oleg is an
active member of Russian PostgreSQL community, he advocated the adoption of
PostgreSQL by astronomical community.
His main interests are Informaton Retrieval, Databases Extensibility,
Algorithms and Data Structures, Service-Oriented Architecture for Science
and XLDB for Science. In spare time he like to play volleyball, running,
and enjoy adventure trekking in Himalaya.