Arno Kolster

Arno Kolster

Senior MTS, Database Architect, PayPal

Arno Kolster was born in The Netherlands and grew up in Canada where he received a degree in Computer Science from The University Of Calgary after a stint as a professional musician.
Opportunity took him to America, where he's been a resident of both coasts, first in Virginia and currently in San Francisco.

His main career focus over the past 25 years has been database architecture, database administration and operations architecture for a number of different industries including oil and gas, emergency services, finance and e-commerce.

His extensive knowledge of relational databases has expanded to include the prolific influx of new database technologies such as NoSQL and graph databases.

An interest in HPC and technical computing came about as a result of finding solutions to solving real time data analytics across distributed systems at web scale.

Arno and his colleague, Ryan Quick, received an IDC Innovation Excellence Award at SuperComputing 2012 and he's been invited to speak both domestically and internationally on HPC and its role deployment at PayPal.

Arno's hobbies include music and philately. He's a member of the prestigious Royal Philatelic Society of London and the American Philatelic Society.