Jayadevan Maymala is a database developer, designer, and architect. He started working with the Oracle database in 1999. Over the years, he has worked with DB2, Sybase, and SQL Server. Of late, he has been working with open source technologies. His database of choice is PostgreSQL. In his career, he has worked in different domains spanning supply chain management, finance, and travel. He has spent an equal amount of time working with databases supporting critical transaction processing systems as well as data warehouses supporting analytical systems. When he is not working on open source technologies, he spends time reading and updating himself on economic and political issues.