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29 April–2 May 2019
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The future of cloud native data warehousing: Emerging trends and technologies

Greg Rahn (Cloudera)
14:5515:35 Thursday, 2 May 2019
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Enterprise architects, DBAs, data engineers, and SQL users



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with data warehousing and cloud technologies

What you'll learn

  • Understand what the latest technology trends mean for the future of data warehousing and the big data platform


Data warehousing has its roots in the data center, but in recent years, it has increasingly adopted cloud-related technologies. First, we had virtual machines in the data center via technologies like VMware and Xen, and quickly the cloud adopted them as the standard unit of computing. Now with multiple public cloud vendor options, as well as an increasing popularity of the private cloud, enterprise architecture teams have struggled to have a common deployment method and platform.

Today with technologies like Kubernetes and containers, it’s possible to have a common abstraction, be it public or private cloud. Greg Rahn dives into these emerging technologies and trends and explains how Cloudera is developing a next-generation data warehouse platform that’s optimized for both the public and private cloud. Greg also presents Cloudera’s vision of the future and discusses what that means for both administrators and end users.

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Greg Rahn


Greg Rahn is director of product management at Cloudera, where he’s responsible for driving SQL product strategy as part of the company’s data warehouse product team, including working directly with Impala. For over 20 years, Greg has worked with relational database systems in a variety of roles, including software engineering, database administration, database performance engineering, and most recently product management, providing a holistic view and expertise on the database market. Previously, Greg was part of the esteemed Real-World Performance Group at Oracle and was the first member of the product management team at Snowflake Computing.