Greenplum Summit

Greenplum Your Way

July 29, 2020
9AM - 11AM PT

Greenplum Your Way: Bare Metal, VMs, Kubernetes, in the Public Cloud, or All of the Above

Every organization is on a journey. Whether your starting point or destination is on-premises with bare metal servers, on hyper-converged infrastructure, or in the public cloud, you’re better off if your database technology can support your IT strategy now and in the future. Greenplum is natively optimized to take advantage of the infrastructure targets that matter most to you. This track explores how Greenplum delivers business value across a remarkable variety of hybrid and native deployment models.


9:00 - 9:05 am Intro
9:05 - 9:20 am
Expanding the Software Defined Data Center to Data
9:20 - 9:35 am Six Steps to Deploy Greenplum on any Kubernetes
9:35 - 9:50 am Embrace the Cloud for Cost Savings
9:50 - 10:05 am Securing Data in the Cloud with SecuPI
10:05 - 10:20 am On-Demand Disaster Recovery Solution
10:20 - 10:35 am Why Dell IT Continues to Choose Greenplum
10:35 - 10:50 am Going Green: Recycling Elastic Compute Resources with Greenplum for Kubernetes
10:50 - 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.
Divya Bhargov
Divya Bhargov, Engineering Director at VMware
Divya is an Engineering Lead for Tanzu Greenplum Database. She has worked with several areas of Greenplum including query processing and optimization, query federation and Advanced Analytics. She has full stack experience and has worked with companies large and small companies across the world.
Oz Basarir
Oz Basarir, Principal Product Manager at VMware
Oz is a Product Line Manager for Tanzu Greenplum focusing on making this massively parallel Postgres platform available on Kubernetes. He is an industry veteran who has worked for organizations from startups to large enterprises over the last 25 years of his software career including VMware, Pivotal, Oracle, SAP and Embarcadero Software.
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Jon Roberts, Lead Engineer at VMware
Jon Roberts serves as the Lead Engineer on publishing VMware Tanzu Data for US Based Cloud Marketplaces. He previously held roles as a Data Engineer in R&D and in Pivotal Data Engineering. Mr. Roberts has created several open source projects including TPC-DS and TPC-H benchmarking automation scripts for testing Greenplum database, GPLink for connecting to JDBC sources in Greenplum with External Tables, and Outsourcer which automates data movement between Oracle and SQL Server databases to Greenplum. Mr. Roberts is an active blogger on his website which focuses on VMware Tanzu Greenplum. And his career with Greenplum dates back to 2007 as one of the first Greenplum customers and then selling Greenplum at EMC in 2010 which got spun off to Pivotal Software in 2013, and then acquired by VMware in 2020.
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George Billman, Executive Director at SecuPI
George Billman’s key focus is protecting privacy through data-centric security technologies for organizations migrating to the cloud. As Executive Director for SecuPI, George works to help organizations meet regulations requiring protection of data privacy, such as in the banking, insurance, health care, telecom and government sectors, through the adoption of technologies for the discovery and classification of sensitive data, that enable fine-grain access control and monitor the use of sensitive data. George has in-depth experience in bringing cybersecurity technologies to organizations having worked to lead global sales and alliances for Forcepoint, BlueTalon, HPE Voltage, IBM BigFix, Pentasafe. and Entrust over the last two decades.
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Ji Lim, Senior Data Engineer at VMware
Ji Lim serves as a Senior Data Engineer and technologist at VMware. She has been advising customers in big data and data center solutions for over 20 years. Prior to VMware, Ji worked in various roles at Nutanix and Cisco Systems. Ji is passionate about working with customers and helping customers turn data into actionable insights. Besides conquering data challenges, she loves to read, travel and spend time with family.
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Darryl Smith, Chief Data Platform Architect, Distinguished Engineer at Dell Digital
Darryl Smith is the Chief Data Platform Architect in Dell’s IT organization. He is responsible for all database standards, platform use cases and best practices for Dell’s internal data platforms. These include relational, clustered, mpp, in-memory as well as NoSQL databases. He has been working with Oracle Databases since 1988, starting with version 4 and Oracle clustered databases since version 7.

Over the past 15 years, Darryl has helped Dell capture and document the best practices learned from managing a global deployment of Oracle Applications, Middleware and Database Grids and actively engage with Dell Technologies, Oracle, Hadoop, Greenplum and NoSQL/NewSQL customers to share Dell IT's experience and perform knowledge transfer.

Over the last 8 years, Darryl has architected and helped build our internal Data Lake consisting of many Big Data and leading-edge technologies. Dell’s Data Lake has helped drive Dell’s own digital transformation while also increasing revenue, reducing expenses, improving products and services as well as improving customer interactions.
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Praveen Gorthy, Greenplum Platform Lead Administrator at Dell Digital
Praveen Gorthy is Lead Administrator for Greenplum Platform in Dell IT Organization. He is responsible for involving in design discussions and Administrating Greenplum Data Lake Environments. He is Responsible for planning Greenplum Capacity Expansions, Supporting Release cycles and leading Database administration team and Ensuring Data Access governance at Dell IT. Experienced in managing and administrating over 1PetaByte+ Greenplum database Environments.

Over last 6years at Dell, Praveen built and implemented several Greenplum Database environments with several infrastructure solutions including DCAs, SAN, Direct attached storage, VMs, GBB cluster.
Over the past 15 years, Praveen worked in multiple database areas including Greenplum, Teradata, Hadoop, No-SQL and experience managing different database technologies.

At Dell IT, Praveen lead GBB cluster built, Install, upgrading and administrating largest Greenplum GBB cluster. He also developed Platform Automation and self-healing scripts to manage Greenplum cluster.
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Jason Vigil, Software Engineer at VMware
Jason is a software engineer at VMware working on Greenplum for Kubernetes. Interested in big data technologies, Jason started his software career four years ago at EMC Isilon. Since joining Pivotal (and then VMware), he's had the exciting opportunity to explore the intersection of big data analytics and cloud computing. Come watch his first ever conference talk!
Ivan Novick
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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