Senior Engineer, Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB)
Vladimir has been helping people to scale their LAMP applications for more than 10 years, with a focus on performance optimization, architectural choices and deep knowledge of search and MySQL technologies. As a team lead on the PalominoDB European team, he provides high-profile remote DBA operational support and performance tuning on large, distributed open source database platforms. In the past he was worked with high-performance systems as a developer and team leader. He's spoken in the past at numerous OSS conferences and meet-ups in the US, EU and Russia. In his off-duty time he enjoys traveling, bicycling and photography.
When we're talking about implementing faceted search, auto completion, misspells correction, finding similar items and simply search across millions documents or goods on the website, MySQL built-in full-text indexes comes in mind.