Valeriy Bashkatov

OpenEdge Principal Consultant, Progress Technologies

Valeriy Bashkatov
Since 2003 I have been working with the Progress OpenEdge databases. I started working at TexaKaBank as a database administrator and finished as the head of the technical support department, then I continued to work for Sberbank of Russia in Kazakhstan where I was a head of the technical support for Progress. In 2008, I moved to Russia, where I continued to work with Progress products at the CSBI (Computer Systems for Business International) company. Today I am working at Progress Technologies, which is the official distributor and partner of Progress Software in Russia, the CIS countries and Latvia. Within the zone of my responsibility are hundreds of clients from small to large business, including the largest banks in Russia, which use the entire product line of Progress Software. The largest of them have thousands of users working with the OpenEdge databases and the sizes of these databases reach tens of terabytes.
In my free time, I support the Progress community in Russia on my site (https://rupug.pro), as well as in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Progress Community. In addition, I administer the largest group in social networks - "Progress - OpenEdge Zone" (Facebook). Also, I wrote several training books in Russian for the administrators of the Progress databases and developed my own training course for OE DBA, which I read in Moscow. In the past five years, over sixty new OpenEdge DBA from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belorussia and Latvia have passed through this OE DBA course.

v.bashkatov@mail.ru