K.S. Bhaskar

K.S. Bhaskar
Development Director, Fidelity Information Services, Inc.

Web site | @ksbhaskar

Bhaskar manages GT.M a mature key-value NoSQL database that is currently the legal system of record for tens of millions of bank accounts worldwide, including some of the largest real time core processing systems live anywhere. It is also increasingly used for electronic health records, especially as a platform for VistA

GT.M on x86 Lnux is Free / Open Source Software (AGPL v3).

Features of GT.M include:

  • TB scale databases
  • ACID transactions
  • Extreme robustness
  • Asynchronous replication with eventual Consistency

Bhaskar is an engineer by training and inclination, and has worked on high reliability and high performance software for over thirty years. Since 1999, his primary desktop has been Linux.

Bhaskar was a co-founder of WorldVistA a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the use of VistA for electronic health records, and served on its Board for several years.

Bhaskar was awarded Linux Medical News’ 2002 Achievement Award, and WorldVistA received Wired magazine’s 2007 Rave Award for Medicine.


Location: F151
K.S. Bhaskar (Fidelity Information Services, Inc.), Ben Mehling (Medsphere Systems), David Whiles (Midland Memorial Hospital)
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