Codership Oy was founded in May, 2007 with the goal to promote and exploit the latest developments in computer science to produce fast and scalable synchronous replication solution that "just works" for databases and similar applications. All founders have several years of experience in databases and database clustering development.
We have built a proof-of-concept prototype and as a result a concept of Galera toolkit was formed. Now we're set towards implementing Galera and producing our first products.
Seppo Jaakola (CV)
Seppo Jaakola has over 20 years experience in software engineering. He started his professional career in Digisoft and Novo Group Oy working as a software engineer in various technical projects. He then worked for 10 years in Stonesoft Oy as a Project Manager in projects dealing with DBMS development, data security and firewall clustering. In 2003, Seppo Jaakola joined Continuent Oy, where he worked as team leader for MySQL clustering product. This position linked together his earlier experience in DBMS research and distributed computing. Now he's applying his years of experience and administrative skills to steer Codership to a right course. Seppo Jaakola has MSc degree in Software Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
In his spare time, Seppo has regular sport activities playing floorball and badminton. Whenever time permits, he lets creativity loose with digital video editing.
Alexey Yurchenko (CV)
Alex started his professional software development career in 2003 at Continuent (then Emic Networks) where he was hooked up on synchronous replication. After that he joined R&D team at Meshcom, Inc learning the ways of mesh networking, embedded SW development and Scrum process management. There he got this crazy idea that running a software company can be fun.
In his former life he held a Masters Degree in Astronomy from SUNY at Stony Brook and worked as a software engineer at Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics.
Teemu Ollakka (CV)
Teemu started his journey with synchronous replication at Continuent Oy (formerly known as Emic Networks Oy) and was one of the main forces behind Continuent's m/cluster technology. After Continuent years he worked for some time at Ixonos Oyj before founding Codership. Early on his career he has worked also at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and University of Oulu, where he achieved Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics.
On his spare time Teemu is mostly involved with music and games of incomplete information. Following latest advances in physics and related sciences, is also close to his heart.