Sep 23–26, 2019
Gidon Gershinsky

Gidon Gershinsky
Lead Architect, IBM

Gidon Gershinsky is a lead architect at IBM Research – Haifa. He works on secure cloud analytics, data-at-rest and data-in-use encryption, and attestation of trusted computing enclaves. Gidon plays a leading role in the Apache Parquet community work on the big data encryption and integrity verification technology. He’s earned a PhD degree at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University.


1:15pm1:55pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1E 09
The Apache Parquet community is working on a column encryption mechanism that protects sensitive data and enables access control for table columns. Many companies are involved, and the mechanism specification has recently been signed off on by the community management committee. Gidon Gershinsky explores the basics of Parquet encryption technology, its usage model, and a number of use cases. Read more.
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