Vettabase – Who We Are
Vettabase unites a team of internationally recognised database consultants providing professional services and training for MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Cassandra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Though I have many things to write, I’ll keep this post short and avoid it to be auto-congratulatory. Long story short, I turned my freelance business into a company: Vettabase Ltd. My companion Francesca is with me in this adventure, covering most of the administrative tasks I may easily get lost in. And we think […]
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
- What Is SQL Used For? Kubernetes and Secure Infrastructures, by Michael Aboagye, Timescale blog
- MariaDB in 2021: A review of MariaDB Foundation activities in 2021, by Federico Razzoli, published on MariaDB.org, 11th January 2022.
- FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee: Federico Razzoli from Vettabase is part of the MariaDB devroom committee.
- Grafana Labs Changes Licenses to AGPLv3 for Grafana, Loki, and Tempo, Renato Losio, InfoQ
- Automated MariaDB deployment and administration, Ian Gilfillan, MariaDB Foundation blog
- Mention: Bowling for columnar: MariaDB courts Microsoft Power BI users with a taste of its query adapter, Lindsay Clark, The Register
- Mention: Oracle Database 21c bridges NoSQL gap with native JSON support, Lindsay Clark, The Register
- Advanced MariaDB features that developers love, Federico Razzoli, at PHP Cambridge meetup, 21st June 2022.
- Creative uses of triggers – Things you people wouldn’t believe, Federico Razzoli at FOSDEM 2022, MariaDB Devroom
- MariaDB features that all devops should know, Federico Razzoli, MariaDB Server Fest 2021.
- Automating MariaDB deployments with Ansible, Federico Razzoli, Percona Live Online 2021
- Automate MariaDB Galera deployments with Ansible – Federico Razzoli – MariaDB HA MiniFest March 2021
- Creating Vagrant development machines for MariaDB – Federico Razzoli, FOSDEM 2021
- MariaDB, MySQL and Ansible: automating database infrastructures, Federico Razzoli, MinervaDB Athena 2020
- Talk: Temporal tables by Federico Razzoli, MariaDB Server Fest 2020
- Talk: Playing with the CONNECT storage engine by Federico Razzoli, MariaDB Server Fest 2020
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.