Software Developer by profession, physicist by education. Has more than 10 years of experience in software development. Joined Booking.com four years ago and since then worked on data intensive projects involving Hadoop batch processing and also real time processing of high data volumes. After pushing MySQL storage and throughput to the limits, decided to test HBase at Booking.com Hackatons. After that, worked on introduction and productization of HBase into Booking.com infrastructure. During last year he was mostly focused on MySQL to HBase replication. He is the author of “MySQL Time Machine” (mysql-time-machine on github).