PGCon2012 - Slide release #12

PGCon 2012
The PostgreSQL Conference

Alexander Korotkov

Alexander uses PostgreSQL in various web-projects in his work.

The following projects are examples:

  1. State Duma web site (lower chamber of Russian parliament)
  2. Internet service of human DNA analysis (in general, Russian analogue of 23andme.com)
  3. Federal insurance portal

He has contributed a number of patches to PostgreSQL.

Alexander is finishing his PhD thesis on computer science in NRNU MEPhI. Some parts of his PhD work was contributed to PostgreSQL as patches. That patches are new page splitting algorithm for GiST and levenshtein distance calculation with threshold (levenshteinlessequal function in contrib/fuzzystrmatch).

He has participated in GSoC 2011. His project "Fast GiST index build" was succesfully finished and commited to PostgreSQL. As the result it provides IO-efficent GiST index build which is urgent when GiST index doesn't fit to the cache.