Miguel Ángel Pastor Olivar

Software Architect

Independent Contractor


I am a proud dad and husband, software architect, speaker, and writer. Passionate reader, chef aficionado, former surf player and current cyclist and runner.

I am unsuccessfully pursuing to move my Phd research forward.


  • Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Concurrency, high scalability, reliability and performance
  • Programming languages and paradigms
  • Formal methods


  • Master/PhD in Sofware Development Research, 2011

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2006

    Universidad de Oviedo

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2004

    Universidad de Oviedo

Recent Posts

A few books I would like to read

I like reading, a lot, but, sadly, I don’t read as much as I used to do a few years ago (for many different reasons). However, I keep …

InfluxDB storage subsystem: the TSI files

Final entry on the InfluxDB storage subsystem series. This time I am going to focus on the, relatively new, indexing mechanism that the …

InfluxDB storage subsystem: the TSM files

During this entry, we are going through the TSM part of the InfluxDB storage engine: how the contents are organized in the disk, how …

InfluxDB storage subsystem: an introduction

Writing on the blog about some of the technical stuff I usually enjoy and/or work with is something that’s always in my plans but I …

Books and Talks

I would like to share with you a bunch of the tech talks I have recently watched or some of the latest books I have enjoyed. …