Cloud-Native Data Day

December 5th, 2018 | Boston, MA


Hear from Cloud Data technology leaders that are committed to your Cloud Data transformation: In this free, 1-day event, you will learn how to migrate your data workloads across IaaS layers efficiently. Portability however isn’t the end goal, just part of the journey; hear about how to then run, scale, and leverage stateful containers in production to derive business outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to network with experts in this space looking to do the same.

We’ll also discuss the execution of Database-as-a-service or Cluster-as-a-service strategies, and learn how to embrace Kubernetes as part of a modern Data Platform. Whether your data or applications are staying on-premises or moving to a public cloud, these principles will help you build more scalable, resilient, and adaptable systems that drive your competitive advantage.

Who should attend: Architects, Developers, Ops, Data Engineers, CTO/CDO, Senior Engineer, SREs, Platform Architects

Space is limited so register today.


9:15-9:45 AM Breakfast
9:45-10:00 AM Introductions
10:00-10:30 AM Orchestrating stateful applications with PKS and Portworx
10:30-11:00 AM PostgreSQL-as-a-Service with Crunchy PostgreSQL for PKS
11:00-11:10 AM Break
11:10-11:40 AM High performance Spark distribution on PKS by SnappyData
11:40-12:15 PM PKS Overview and Considerations
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch and Networking
1:30-2:00 PM Data Warehouse embraces Kubernetes and Modernized Data Platforms with Pivotal Greenplum
2:00-2:30 PM A Planet-Scale Database for Low Latency Transactional Apps by Yugabyte
2:30-3:00 PM Cloud-Native Streaming Platform: Running Apache Kafka on PKS (Pivotal Container Service) by Confluent
3:00-4:00 PM Closing Remarks and Networking


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Karthik Ranganathan
Co-founder/CTO, YugaByte
Karthik started working on Cassandra at Facebook about 10 years ago - before NoSQL was a term. Later he was instrumental in getting HBase to power several massive, critical use-cases in production at Facebook. He is now a co-founder/CTO at YugaByte, building a high-performance, transactional database for planet-scale apps.
Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 3.45.14 PM.png Francois Martel
Solutions Architect, Portworx
Francois Martel is a Solutions Architect for Portworx, a cloud native storage solution for running stateful containers in production. Francois has been architecting solutions that help customers extend the benefits of DevOps and Container Platforms to their database operations and data management teams. Francois works with Portworx customers to build modern highly available and distributed data architectures that benefit from persistent volumes, smart provisioning, replication, and deep integration with all the popular container schedulers to ensure data security, data mobility, and high availability. Francois is a native Canadian from Montréal with a Master’s degree in computer science. Before joining Portworx, Francois worked at Pivotal, working on distributed systems to drive adoption of cloud native architectures as well as data science.
Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 3.45.02 PM.png Suds Menon

Suds Menon is responsible for engineering, marketing, venture funding and juggles all operational aspects of SnappyData. At Pivotal, Suds was the Head of Products for all the Real Time and Big Data products at Pivotal and was named as a member of the technical leadership team. Prior to that he led GemFire engineering for 8+ years, both at Pivotal and VMware, overseeing the transformation of the product from a disruptive product to a mainstream widely used and supported product within the industry. In 2014 he led the Real Time Intelligence engineering team at Pivotal, delivering multiple releases and transitioning the product to EMC. He holds several patents in the area of distributed systems. He is a frequent speaker at in-memory and distributed data conferences. He has 20+ years of experience in the software industry and holds a Bachelors of Engg in Computers (Pune University) and an MBA (Babson) in Entrepreneurship.
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Robert Bates
Vice President, Crunchy Data
Robert Bates is a Vice President at Crunchy Data with over 20 years working with data and a variety of systems. Prior to Crunchy Data, Robert held roles with IBM, EMC, and Oracle mostly in a field facing capacity solving complex problems for large enterprises.
Screen Shot 2018-11-09 at 1.20.30 PM.png Viktor Gamov
Solutions Architect, Confluent
Viktor Gamov is a solutions architect at Confluent, the company behind the Apache Kafka streaming platform. Viktor has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in enterprise application architecture leveraging open source technologies, and he enjoys helping different organizations build low-latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems. He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, Java, and JavaScript topics, and is a regular at the most prestigious events including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, Qcon and others ( He also blogs, is co-organizer of Princeton JUG and a co-author of O’Reilly’s “Enterprise Web Development.” @gAmUssA
Jake Bogie
Advisory Platform Architect, Pivotal
Jake Bogie joins us from Dell EMC where he has worked for the past 4 years in forward thinking roles helping customers with software defined systems architecture. Prior to Dell EMC he ran a DevOps group that was responsible for e-commerce SaaS & PaaS offerings to companies like Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Ford, and many other well known brands. Jake resides in Southwestern Connecticut, where he enjoys competitive cycling (mountain & cyclocross) and a variety of other outdoor activities. He and his wife of 20 years spend their summers living in the woods, soaking up as much nature as possible. 
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Derek Comingore
Regional Manager and Strategist, Pivotal Data
Derek is a passionate champion of data engineering and analytics. Derek serves as a regional manager and strategist for Pivotal Data. Prior to Pivotal, Derek founded and sold an MPP systems integrator that catered to the Fortune 500. When not face deep in data and analytics, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and three children in Delafield, WI.

We look forward to you joining us.

Should you have any questions or would like more information about this event, please email Carlos Garcia at [email protected].


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