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Vettabase – Who We Are

Vettabase unites a team of internationally recognised database consultants providing professional services and training for MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Cassandra

About Vettabase

Vettabase Ltd. was founded in July 2020 by Federico Razzoli, an IT expert and open source advocate with 20+ years of experience in databases. “Vetta” is the Italian word for the top of a mountain – and this is where we want our customers to be: we let them rest assured that they are on top of things while we are doing the complex machinery behind the scenes. Our expertise helps us serve complex MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Cassandra setups, though we may also tackle other related technologies and tools.

Vettabase is a young company, but it is set to grow fast. Our remote-first culture helps us to hire best talent or even key people of the database industry regardless of where they are based. Our top experts have vertical competences that are rare in the database market. Our customers respect us because we are on a mission of offering them greatest value and unbiased advice.

Meet Federico Razzoli

Federico Razzoli is a database professional, with a preference for open source databases, who has been working with DBMSs since year 2000. In the past 20+ years, he served in a number of companies as a DBA, Database Engineer, Database Consultant and Software Developer.

In 2016, Federico summarized his extensive experience with MariaDB in the “Mastering MariaDB” book published by Packt. Being an experienced database events speaker, Federico speaks at professional conferences and meetups and conducts database trainings. He is also a supporter and advocate of open source software.

As the Director of Vettabase, Federico does business worldwide but prefers to do it from Scotland where he lives.

Our Partners

Vettabase partners with companies bringing value to the world and knowledge to people. We believe in the “win-win” approach and collaboration for mutual benefit. If you would like to partner with Vettabase, please contact us.

Client Testimonials

Take a look at the testimonials provided by Vettabase customers and partners – many of them are key people of the open source database community. If you want to add your reference, please contact us.

Justin Swanhart

Federico is a consultant who is extremely familiar with the entire MySQL ecosystem, and the LAMP stack, among other things. Federico has contributed source to Flexviews, part of the Swanhart Toolkit, and has tested my software extensively, offering bug reports and authoring code to fix problems and improve test cases. I would trust Federico to work on my systems, which is a trust that I extend to very few. He is an excellent engineer that I would be proud to have in any team that I work with.

Justin Swanhart
Vitali Tsevan

We’ve spent a year developing Catawiki platform together. During this year Federico helped a lot to improve our operational database setup.
Deep knowledge of MySQL internals helped us tuning our production database servers performance. We’ve created a bunch of meaningful charts in Grafana. They explained important MySQL metrics in a simple manner. This effort helped us to achieve better transparency in the database topic.
Federico showed ability to talk to developers simply and efficiently. During organized company events and private conversations he was explaining them do’s and dont’s of working with RDBMS. This guidance resulted not only in countless refactoring improvements in our applications but also in several wiki articles presented to our developers.

Vitali Tsevan
Dov Endress

Federico’s ability to explain high level concepts in a clear, concise fashion has saved me countless hours educating developers. It is one thing to explain a concept in depth to an audience of one, it is quite another to make clear the same information in a way everyone can understand.
His willingness to contribute to the overall knowledge base is a credit to the open source community.
In a time when so many people call themselves ‘full stack’ or ‘subject matter experts’, Federico is indeed just that. He has the respect and gratitude of his peers, colleagues, and customers alike.

Dov Endress
Karl Erik Levik

Vettabase performed a remote health check of our MariaDB cluster and MaxScale database proxy. The cluster is a critical infrastructure component for many of our experiments at the synchrotron. Vettabase produced a detailed report with all identified issues and recommended solutions for each. The report has given us reassurances about our database health and will serve as a guide for future improvements. Vettabase has demonstrated a deep technical understanding of MariaDB, Galera and MaxScale in a Linux environment. It was a pleasure to work with them!

Karl Erik Levik
Tommaso Franceschi

Vettabase is a valuable partner for Treedom. Their consulting services allowed us to improve our databases performance, scalability and security over time. In the process, Vettabase automated several maintenance tasks for our databases, using Ansible and custom scripts. Vettabase also trained our developers to write faster and more expressive SQL queries. The feedback from the attendees was great.

Tommaso Franceschi
Marco Visibelli

At Currencies Direct, Federico Razzoli reviewed our Cassandra infrastructure, providing us with precious recommendations on how to improve its configuration and our data models. His consulting clarified the intricacies of a distributed database and the Java Virtual Machine, and allowed us to take advantage of the peculiarities of Cassandra.
I would recommend Federico to other companies to handle their database problems.

Marco Visibelli
Lead Data Scientist at Currencies Direct

Company Updates

Read more about the important milestones in the history of Vettabase. Normally, we spotlight the turning points like new partnerships, important achievements, conference appearances in our blog. These blog posts are displayed below.

On the Web

As per our team’s capacity, we participate in the database industry events and contribute articles to various media outlets for software developers, DevOps Engineers and DBA professionals. Some of our recent conference and mass media appearances are listed below.

In the news

Past Events

Get Started With Vettabase Today

Professional help for your database infrastructure is just one click away! Use our contact form to explain your recent and (or) critical database issues to us. Your message will remain strictly confidential to the Vettabase team. Our experts will respond to you as soon as possible. You can also book a meeting with Federico Razzoli, the Director and Founder of Vettabase Ltd.

We at Vettabase respect our customers and offer good value for money compared to many other database consulting companies. We automate things where others leave them as they are because it means more support incidents or consulting engagements. Unlike many other companies, we will not recommend you a solution we are interested in. Quite the opposite, we will remain unbiased and use the best tools and technologies that fit your existing infrastructure, plans for growth and budget.


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