Monty was the main developer of the MySQL database and the founder of MySQL AB and Monty Program Ab. Currently he is the CEO of Monty Program. Monty Program is a center of engineering excellence for a database server called MariaDB, the Aria storage engine, MySQL, and other associated technologies.
Monty is also a partner in the venture capital company Open Ocean. Monty's experience and knowledge is highly regarded, leading to many board memberships. He is currently active in the board of IT Mill Ltd, Finsor, Web of Trust by Against Intuition Inc., and several other companies.
Igor Sysoev is the original developer of Nginx. Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is an efficient, scalable, lightweight, high performance web and reverse proxy server. Igor designed Nginx as a practical solution to the complicated problems of big web infrastructure operations. For example, Nginx supports thousands of simultaneous requests.
Nginx has become very popular for a wide range of applications including hosting and managed services, media portals, Internet videos, social networking, online games, content delivery and other large enterprises. Nginx is used by many well-known sites including WordPress, Github and SourceForge.