Senior Manager and Senior Software Engineer with IBM DB2 LUW development, responsible for multiple core DB2 kernel components. Always thrilled to work on hard-to-crack puzzles. Expertise in DB2 LUW kernel architecture, configuration and administration, advanced problem determination, memory architecture, memory leak troubleshooting, and assembly language. Hands-on development experience with buffer pool management, storage, prefetching, page cleaning, transaction logging, recovery, monitoring, and problem determination. As a member of the DB2 team, Pavel spent years in DB2 L2/L3 advanced support (over 1,500 resolved cases), then transitioned to DB2 LUW kernel development. In his past life Pavel was an application developer mostly using C++, SQL, .NET, Oracle, MS-SQL, and Informix on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX.