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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Emma McGrattan

Emma McGrattan
SVP of Engineering, Actian


As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan leads the Actian Vector, Actian Vector Hadoop Edition and Actian Matrix development teams. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma has over twenty years’ experience managing, supporting and developing a variety of databases from her early days with Ingres through to the cutting-edge Actian Vector Hadoop Edition . Emma joined the original Ingres Corp. in 1992 and held a senior leadership role in the Ingres engineering team through a number of acquisitions. Born in Ireland, she earned a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University.


1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Location: LL21 A
Emma McGrattan (Actian)
Average rating: *****
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In this session you will hear of some of the fascinating use cases for SQL in Hadoop based on real-world customer examples. You will learn some of the innovative techniques that have emerged to overcome limitations of the Hadoop platform that enable features one expects in a proven mature database. Read more.
2:20pm–3:00pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Office Hour
Location: Table C
Emma McGrattan (Actian)
A leading authority on DBMS technologies, Emma is ready to discuss how you can navigate around the technology limitations of Hadoop and turn it into a high-performance, fully-functional analytics engine. She’ll also take you through various SQL on Hadoop solutions, along with the maze of features, vectorization, YARN integration, and more to determine which solution will work for you. Read more.