Arno Kolster, Senior MTS, Database Architect, PayPal. Arno was born in The Netherlands and grew up in Canada where he received a degree in Computer Science from The University Of Calgary. Currently residing in San Francisco, his main career focus over the past 25 years has been database architecture, database administration and operations architecture for industries that include oil and gas, emergency services, finance and e-commerce. His extensive knowledge of relational databases has expanded to include 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, have received IDC Innovation Excellence Awards at both Super-Computing 2012 and 2104 and he’s been invited to speak domestically and internationally on HPC and its deployment at PayPal.