Peter Farkas

Co-Founder and CEO of FerretDB

Peter is the Co-Founder and CEO of FerretDB, a company which develops an open source MongoDB-compatible database alternative, motivated by MongoDB’s departure from its open source roots.

Peter started his own company when he was 15, and found open source in the process as the key ingredient of efficient innovation and rapid user adoption. Since then, he has spent his career working at open source companies, such as Percona and Cloudera.
His main areas of expertise are leading and managing globally dispersed remote teams in open source, and monetization of open source through services. During his time at Percona, he played a key role in building Percona’s technical services team, which quickly became a reference point in the industry for its service quality and technical excellence.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, as well as exploring places around the world.