Greenplum Summit

Data Warehouse Modernization

August 26, 2020
9AM - 11AM PDT

Data Warehouse Modernization: Learn from Your Peers

Are you looking to migrate off of a proprietary data warehouse? Ready to embrace open-source technologies and commodity hardware instead? So many organizations have already made the move to a modern data warehouse. In this track, IT leaders that have successfully modernized will share how they did it, and give advice to others looking to make the switch.


9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome
9:10 - 9:30 am Easily Migrate from any data platform to Greenplum Using ADEPT from Eon Collective
9:30 - 9:45 am Migrating from Greenplum 4.3 to 6.x + A sneak peek into gpupgrade
9:45 - 10:00 am New Workload Management Features in Greenplum Command Center
10:00 - 10:15 am Protect Your Greenplum Cluster from Heavy Analytical Queries
10:15 - 10:30 am Day 2 Operations: Expansion and Upgrade on Greenplum for Kubernetes
10:30 - 10:45 am Data Warehousing & Analytics With Greenplum at Morgan Stanley
10:45 - 11:00 am Closing


Jacque Istok, Vice President Data at VMware
Jacque Istok serves as Head of Data for VMware, responsible for setting data strategy and the activities for data engineering and data science. Prior, he was Field CTO helping customers architect and understand the entire VMware portfolio. A hands on technologist, he has been implementing and advising customers in architecture and back end infrastructure the majority of his career. Before VMware, Mr. Istok co-founded Professional Innovations, Inc. in 1999, a leading consulting services provider in the business intelligence and data warehousing space. Mr. Istok is on the board of several emerging startup companies and serves as their strategic technical advisor.
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Robert Scott, Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder/Information/Solution Architect at EON Collective
Robert is a recognized worldwide leader in data modernization and complex migrations. Over the last 25 years his focus has been on reducing cost and simplifying complex programs by automating both data and process adaptation and change. He has demonstrated solution architectures for Taco Bell, NYU, Yale, Boeing, Sears, The Hartford, Vodafone, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beaumont Healthcare, Stanley Black and Decker etc.

Robert and EON Collective have been working hand in hand with Pivotal/VMWare utilizing Green Plum and Postgres as the anchor within their modernization/migration solutions for the last 5 years.
Nirali Sura, Associate Product Manager at VMware
Nirali Sura is an Associate Product Manager for VMWare Tanzu Greenplum. She joined Greenplum in 2019 after completing her Master's in Information Systems. She is a technology fanatic with a passion for problem solving, differentiation and innovation. She is currently working on the Cluster Management team which is responsible for Greenplum core utilities and an upcoming in-place upgrade tool, gpupgrade.
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Randy Willard, Principal Data Engineer at VMware
Randy has over 10 years Greenplum experience.
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Ning Fu, Product Line Manager at VMware
Product manager of Greenplum Command Center. Joined Greenplum in 2010 as a software engineer and have been working on several big data analytics and performance monitoring products. He has a strong passion to enhance software observability and operationally. Prior to joining Greenplum, he was a senior software engineer at Sun Microsystems. He holds an MS degree in computer science.
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Joy Chen, Product Designer at VMware
Joy is a Greenplum Command Center Product Designer.
Dmitry Dorofeev, Chief Architect at Luxms Group
Dmitry started his Internet projects with HTML 1.0 and Bourne Shell CGI scripts back in 1990s. Later skills were improved with MySQL running on OpenBSD. And there was Perl with PostgreSQL version 6, and then JavaScript, and many other languages. Has built dozens of e-commerce sites and several native mobile applications. Architectured Luxms BI product which runs inside PostgreSQL. Currently focusing on Big Data, Smart Data, IoT, CEP, In-memory and Stream data processing, MPP and everything related to modern data processing.
Sergey Shestakov, CEO of Luxms Group
Serg is a founder of Luxms Group, holds PhD in Computer Science. He's interested in enterprise analytical solutions, ranging from data visualization to NLP text analytics. Has strong background in Banking and Telecommunications. Serg is responsible for technology partnerships related to Luxms BI, a PostgreSQL-based Business Intelligence tool. Serg is interested in overcoming Moore's law limitations by leveraging MPP architectures.
Karen Huddleston, Software Engineer at VMware
Karen is a software engineer at VMware working on delivering the option for users to run Greenplum in a new way, on Kubernetes. She has been a part of the Greenplum team for 4 years and has contributed to management utilities, backup and restore, and release engineering prior to her current project. She is excited to be at the bleeding edge of this new technology and to help customers to simplify their administrator workflows and modernize their analytics and data warehousing experiences!
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Ailun Qin, Morgan Stanley
Vice President, Head of Global Greenplum Data Warehouse, Postgres, MemSQL Operations at Morgan Stanley.
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Ivan Novick, Greenplum Product Lead at VMware
Ivan has been working on big data, databases, and enterprise systems since 2002. He spent 5 years in the financial industry building trading systems; worked at Yahoo on the data warehouse system before Hadoop was created; hacked on a MySQL storage engine for a year and has spent the last 7 years in various capacities working on the Pivotal Greenplum product. Ivan’s passion is building next-generation data platforms. In his free time, he has also been a beginning yoga student for the last 10 years. Born and raised in NYC Ivan is now is enjoying the California lifestyle where has resided since 2006.

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Thank you!

We look forward to you joining us.


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