Get to know the team

We are a team of PostgreSQL Database Administrators, who truly believe in the power of open source.

Achieving higher database performance with open source PostgreSQL.

Contributing to
PostgreSQL
development

Ilya Kosmodemiansky
CEO and Co-founder

Over 15 years industry experience

With over 15 years of career in IT, Ilya has worked with Oracle, DB2, mySQL Server, MySQL и PostgreSQL.
His experience spans across high availability web, telecommunications and mission critical applications with large legacy.

Ilya is a strong believer that stellar DBA expertise is key in addressing ever-increasing performance and reliability demands across database platforms. It also secures optimal system performance and highest standard of user experience.

Together with Maxim Boguk, Ilya co-founded Data Egret in order to raise the bar in DBA support for PostgreSQL and to secure a reliable database performance for our clients.

Ilya takes an active role in the development of the PostgreSQL community, he serves on several boards (Code of Conduct Committee, Sponsorship Committee of PostgreSQL Project), he is a co-organizer of usergroups and meetups (PostgreSQL User group Frankfurt-am-Main, DevOpsSaar meetup) and is one of the organisers for several community conferences (PGConf.EU, FOSDEM PGDay). He regularly speaks at the community events and is a co-organiser of the first community PostgreSQL event in Russia – PG Day Russia.

  • Focus: PostgreSQL troubleshooting, system configuration and IO optimisation, migration, Linux and Oracle.
  • Industry experience: web, telecom, OSS/BSS, architecture and strategy.
  • He is also: a keen photographer, superb cook and loves cycling.
Conference talks
PostgreSQL Meetup Bratislava, online. May, 2020.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PGCon, online. May, 2020.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
SCALE 18x (THE 18x Annual Southern California Linux Expo). March, 2020, California.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
SCALE 18x (THE 18x Annual Southern California Linux Expo). March, 2020, California.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
FOSDEM 2020. February, 2020, Brussels.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
IT-Tage 2019. December, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PGConf.EU 2019. October, 2019, Milan.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PG Day Austria ‘19. September, 2019, Wiener Neustadt.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. September, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
FOSDEM ‘19. Brussels.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. September, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PGConf.DE 2019. May, 2019, Leipzig.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. May, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. May, 2019, Prague.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. March, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. February, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Meetup. February, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PGcon.org 2018, Ottawa.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PGConf.EU 2017, Warsaw.
Victor Yegorov, Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Postgres Open 2017, Silicon valley
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
PostgresOpen 2016, Dallas.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
FOSSASIA Summit 2016, Singapore.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
SCALE 14x (THE 14x Annual Southern California Linux Expo). January, 2016, California.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Interview
PGConf.EU 2018, Lisbon.
Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Maxim Boguk
Chief DBA and Co-founder

Over 20 years in the industry

Leading PostgreSQL administrator in our team, Maxim first started his career in 1999 working on high availability projects  in Fujitsu, HeadHunter, Rambler and masterhost. 

During his impressive 20 years work with PostgreSQL Maxim has seen it all and became a true expert in the database administration. No wonder that when he gives talks at various PostgreSQL events the room is always bursts at the seams.

Since co-founding Data Egret, Maxim continues to be very much involved in the technical side of business. He often consults our clients when it comes to architectural challenges and performance optimisation.

  • Focus: PostgreSQL maintenance, troubleshooting, performance optimisation, query optimisation.
  • Industry experience: web, telecom.
  • He is also: a keen Muay Thai boxer, Krav Maga fan, light aircraft pilot, he loves spending his time on the beach.
Conference talks
FOSSASIA Summit 2017, Singapore.
Maxim Boguk. ENG
Roman Voronin
Managing Director

Over 20 years in the industry

Roman has been in the industry for over 20 years. During his career he worked in leadership roles in companies such as Mail.ru Group, LiveJournal и Rambler.

He led the development of web projects in high availability environments and with his teams developed multiple multi-user games and mobile apps.

His experience allows him to assess database productivity from the  business standpoint.

  • Focus: DB business implications.
  • Industry experience: web, telecom.
  • He is also: a keen swimmer.
Alexey Ermakov
CTO

Over 15 years industry experience

Alexey started his career in IT over 15 year ago as web developer. That’s when he got his first experience with PostgreSQL.  Since then, Alexey moved to PostgreSQL database administration and in 2014 joined our team as Senior DBA and now a CTO.

Alexey’ s experience in query optimisation, performance optimisation and high availability projects allows him to lead our team in providing exceptional service to our clients, several of which have Alexey to thank for the recovery of their data.

  • Focus: performance optimisation, data recovery and query optimisation.
  • Industry experience: web, telecom.
  • He is also: interested in machine learning
Victor Yegorov
Database Administrator

Over 20 years industry experience

Victor joined our team in 2017 bringing to our team his invaluable Oracle experience and knowledge of PostgreSQL. 

Victor’s experience working on projects in the financial sector and telecommunications makes him our key go-to DBA for when it comes to high-availability mission-critical projects.

During his work at Data Egret he developed multiple open source PostgreSQL utilities that make working with Postgres easier and more secure.

  • Focus: Oracle, Oracle to PostgreSQL migration, PostgreSQL administration, SQL query optimisation, task automatisation, shell-scripting.
  • Industry experience: financial sector and telecom.
  • He also is: a keen carpenter and big fan of astronomy.
Conference talks
PGConf.EU 2019. October, 2019, Milan.
Victor Yegorov. ENG
PGConf.EU 2017, October, 2017, Warsaw.
Victor Yegorov, Ilya Kosmodemiansky. ENG
Posts
Data Egret Blog. January, 2018.
Victor Yegorov. ENG
Sergei Kornilov
Database Administrator

Over 10 years industry experience

Sergei started his career in IT as PHP developer and over the past 10 years worked with MySQL, Redis and PostgreSQL.

He joined Data Egret in 2017 and since then became an invaluable asset to our team. His experience in system optimisation and development skills come in handy in day-today database administration and undoubtedly in db emergencies.

You might have met Sergei at the PostgreSQL developers conference in Ottawa and definitely know him through his PostgreSQL contributions (listed below).

  • Focus: PHP development, PostgreSQL development, MySQL and migration to PostgreSQL, hacking.
  • Industry experience: software, online advertisement, web.
Accepted PostgreSQL patches
indicate anti-wraparound autovacuum in log_autovacuum_min_duration
verify ALTER TABLE SET NOT NULL by valid constraints
change ereport level for QueuePartitionConstraintValidation
recovery_target_action=pause
wal_receiver_create_temp_slot
Утилиты

https://github.com/reorg/pg_repack

pg_repack

https://reorg.github.io/pg_repack/

pg_repack
Andrey Salnikov
Database Administrator

Over 15 years industry experience

Our team wouldn’t be complete without a commercial database guru.  Andrey started his database career as Oracle specialist and after eight years decided to switch to the open-source PostgreSQL. Needless to say, that he never looked back. 

Andrey worked with databases across variety of industries, from telecoms and banking to advertising. Such broad spectrum allows him to help our clients successfully implement Postgres in a variety of settings.

Andrey often runs hands-on workshops for our clients, who would like to upscale their in-house team.

  • Focus: configuration tuning, high availability projects, performance optimisation, database administration.
  • Industry experience:  telecom, banking, web.
  • He is also: bass-guitar player, who loves sport and art.
Conference talks
PGConf.Russia 2020. February, 2020, Moscow.
Andrey Salnikov. ENG
Alexey Lesovsky
Database Administrator

Over 15 years industry experience

Started his career in IT as web developer, Alexey first experienced working with PostgreSQL in system administrator roles. He then honed his skills as DBA at Data Egret.

Alexey takes active part in the development of open-source PostgreSQL utilities among which his famous pgCenter.

He is our go to specialist when it comes to high availability projects, logical replication, container-orchestration systems, backup and recovery.  He often talks at PostgreSQL community events and shares his tips and learnings on our blog.

  • Focus: Linux administration; KVM-based virtualization; PostgreSQL administration, streaming replication, backup and recovery, statistical analysis and monitoring, database performance diagnostic; monitoring systems based on Prometheus/Grafana; containers, Docker, Docker Compose (Swarm); Golang programming, shell scripting.
  • Industry experience: web, telecom.
  • He is also: a snowboarder, who loves travel and hiking.
Conference talks
PGConf.Russia 2020. February, 2020, Moscow.
Alexey Lesovsky. ENG
PGCon 2018, Ottawa.
Alexey Lesovsky. ENG
PGCon 2017, Ottawa.
Alexey Lesovsky. ENG
Publications
Book, November, 2013.
Alexey Lesovsky. ENG
Valeria Kaplan
Director, Marketing & Business development

PostgreSQL went through some impressive changes over the past several years and these changes contributed to its ever growing popularity.  However,  some aspects of open source may be still quite intimidating to some of its potential users.

We are a team of Postgres evangelists and we believe that with the  appropriate support Postgres can address the needs of our clients better than commercial solutions and that with considerable operational efficiencies.

The goal for our marketing is to promote PostgreSQL usage across industries, strengthen the global Postgres community and ensure that we provide a remarkable remote database administration service to our clients.

  • Focus: company marketing, sales and client relationship.
  • Industry experience: pharmaceutical marketing and PR, science communication.
  • She is also: a keen cook, runner and a yoga fan.
Conference talks
PGConf.EU 2019. October, 2019. Milan.
Valeria Kaplan. ENG