PGCon2014 - Final Release

PGCon 2014
The PostgreSQL Conference


Krzysztof Nienartowicz

Krzysztof is a data architect at Variability Studies Unit (CU7 in Geneva) and deputy of Data Processing Centre in Geneva for European Space Agency Gaia mission.

Krzysztof joined Primark Corp (IHS Global now) in 1997, where he worked on the global integration of several databases with economical time series – the biggest repository at the time (Disclosure, WEFA, DRI, Datastream). After moving to CERN in 2001, he co-authored parallel system to migrate Compass and Harp experiments data from Object Database to relational backend, emerging the largest relational database used at CERN till nowadays and the biggest data migration project at the time. He partook in EGEE project, has been involved in Biomed applications and metadata projects. His responsibilities in Gaia, the European Space Agency cornerstone mission are related to vastly understood data management architecture, including design of a data analysis framework for Variability Studies Unit. He has been building from scratch data integration, processing and mining solutions based on Java, R, queueing technologies, Postgres and Postgres-XC for this Big Data project.