Vladimir Starostenkov has 10+ years of experience in software development. Over the course of his career, he has been part of 15 successful project implementations. Vladimir specializes in artificial intelligence and machine learning, distributed systems design, NoSQL and Hadoop-based systems benchmarking, permissioned blockchains, data engineering, and development of data-centric apps. As an expert in NoSQL databases, he has authored a number of research papers, comparing the performance of Apache Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB, and Couchbase. Vladimir also serves as a trainer and a data evangelist. He is responsible for analyzing requirements, preparing training materials, and conducting training sessions. Vladimir is an active member of the Open Data Science Community.