Q&A with A Database Engineer

Q&A with A Database Engineer

Abhay PS

Abhay explains his experience with his current project, optimizing MongoDB deployment, along with his initial surprises digging into the culture at Bonial after arriving from India.

First of all: Who are you? What is your position, and what are your tasks?

I am Abhay and I am working as a MongoDB DBA here at Bonial. My responsibilities are planning, designing, implementing and managing high-availability, high-performance MongoDB deployments. Furthermore, I help developers with their queries regarding MongoDB and much more.

When did you join Bonial.com?

I have been working with Bonial since July 15, 2015. As I come from India, the initial period was full of surprises, or culture shocks. I would say I was surprised by the work culture at Bonial. It’s wonderful to work here.

Explain your current project.

At Bonial, I am currently busy optimizing MongoDB deployment. It’s much more robust and performant now, but there’s still a lot to be done. I am excited to take it to the next level in the near future. On the other hand, my first book on MongoDB is under publication; yet to be released.

What new technology interests you most at the moment and why?

This question is a hard one to answer. Ah! Let’s keep it short. I am interested in IOT, middlewares and databases. I think the combination of IOT+API+Database is the future. I would like to play around with it.

About Abhay

Abhay PS is a Senior Database Engineer – MongoDB at Bonial.com. He is a seasoned MongoDB DBA and a technology enthusiast whose career spans more than a decade. During his long career he has worked as a developer, system engineer, consultant, and database administrator. He is one of the few people who started wrestling with MongoDB as early as late 2010, and since then he has assisted various successful startups in solving their teradata NoSQL database’s performance and scalability issues. He enriches Bonial.com with his MongoDB expertise and manages MongoDB databases, as well as the underlying infrastructure.