Álvaro is a 38-year-old Spanish entrepreneur. Founder and CEO at 8Kdata, a database R&D company. Spends most of his time working on the ToroDB project, the first NoSQL-on-SQL database, a MongoDB-compatible database that runs on top of an RDBMS and is written in Java. He is a passionate Java software developer and open source advocate. Álvaro is a member of JavaSpecialists.eu and jCrete.org, and a frequent speaker at international conferences.