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David Winters

David Winters
Senior Data Architect, Teradata


Dave is the Senior Data Architect in Teradata’s Big Data Center of Excellence. In this role he is responsible for architecture, best practices, and fielding of Teradata’s UDA appliance. He is a member of the Hadoop SWAT and Whitecoat teams and has cross responsibility for technical product development and professional services delivery. His account list contains light-house and major logo accounts in Teradata’s portfolio. He is regularly called to brief senior leadership teams and to work directly with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and leading technologists. His specialty is solving tough business problems with state of the art technology. He enjoys working across all levels of technology from executive to developer roles.

Before joining Teradata, Mr. Winters specialized in database engineering and architectures for Informatica. He successfully delivered consulting services to public and private firms in a variety of industries and verticals. Working closely with senior executives he leveraged his insight into database technology to gain new customers and win additional business projects. His major projects included architecting and implementation of Informatica ETL platform in Facebook’s 100PB Hadoop cluster. He was influential in first deployments and roll-out of Hadoop BDE for Informatica. His focus area for Informatica was Silicon Valley and US Western region.

Prior to joining Informatica, Mr. Winters was principle executive at DSi, where he was instrumental in building database consulting and engineering solutions to service high tech firms such as: HealthNet, Ants, Apple, PG&E, GoldenGate(Oracle), Intel, Embarcadero, government agencies, and several start-ups.

His previous roles include VP professional services, database architect, VP pre-sales support, product manager, data warehouse architect, performance and capacity planning. His focus is solving customer data problems.

Mr. Winters has written monthly columns for BackOffice(Pennwell) and is published in numerous articles and trade magazines. He blogs about SQL at TheSeldonVault. His current interests include large database analytics, data quality, high performance NoSQL platforms, and transaction stream analysis.

Mr. Winters served in the USAF as a command pilot and mission commander. He was a test support pilot and instructor pilot at USAF Test Pilot School Edward AFB. He flew and tested most of the current US and foreign military aircraft types. Mr. Winters commanded an elite special operations detachment in Europe. He served as 940th Wing Communication Squadron commander at Beale AFB with a team of 250 civilian and military members.

Dave lives in Auburn California with his wife, two daughters, dog, and a lagomorph named Snookie. His favorite hobbies are soccer, skydiving, snowboarding, and BASE jumping.

Mr. Winters attended University of Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Troy. He holds a BS in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the USAF SOS Management School at Maxwell AFB. Advanced DoD project management certified, and holds government security clearances.


Data-Driven Business Beekman Parlor -- Sutton North
Moderated by:
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
David Winters (Teradata), Chris Selland (HP Vertica), Milan Vaclavik (CenturyLink Technology Solutions)
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In this panel session, Teradata's David Winters, Vertica's Chris Selland, and Savvis' Milan Vaclavik, join O'Reilly Media's Roger Magoulas to look at the platforms that make big data an enterprise reality. Read more.


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