Pieter van Zyl
Pieter van Zyl is a researcher at the Meraka Institute of South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
His research focusses on object persistence mechanisms (ORM tools and object databases), with a specific focus on performance benchmarks. He is part of the Espresso research group at the University of Pretoria and a maintainer of the open source performance benchmark project PolePosition on Sourceforge.
At night and over weekends Pieter is to obtain his Masters in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria. He is also involved with the OSS projects Dithaka, Coefficient, and DictionaryMaker.