Alex Gorbachev, CTO
Alex joined Pythian in Canada in 2006 and lead a team of DBAs for two year. Alex then moved to Australia as Vice President Asia Pacific and successfully founded Pythian Australia. In 2009, Alex returned to Canada to take on the Chief Technology Officer responsibilities. Before joining Pythian, Alex developed and administered Oracle databases and applications for Lukoil, the Russian petrochemicals giant. Later, he lead design and implementation of high-availability mission-critical databases for Amadeus, the leading Global distribution system and biggest processor of travel bookings in the world. In 2012 Alex joined the Board of Directors of IOUG (Independent Oracle User Group).
Alex is a respected figure in the Oracle world and a sought-after leader and speaker at Oracle conferences around the globe. He also regularly publishes articles on the Pythian blog.
Alex is a member of the OakTable Network and has been awarded the prestigious Oracle ACE Director title by the Oracle Corporation. Alex is the founder of the Battle Against Any Guess, a movement promoting scientific troubleshooting techniques. During his time in Australia he also founded Sydney Oracle Meetup, a vibrant local community of passionate Oracle professionals.
Alex has special interest in high availability, performance, storage, cloud computing, big data and manageability. Searching for right fit between data, business and technology is what keeps him up at night in this age of Big Data and datafication.
Alex’s recommended reading:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Cult of Mac by Leander Kahney
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Are Your Lights On? by Donald C. Gause
Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table by OakTable members
The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks