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Introduce Yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 05-24-2019 12:27:00 PM
    Edited by Michael Torok 12 days ago


    This thread has been created to help us become a more connected community. We want you here, and we want everyone to know a little bit about each and every one of us. You don't have to be a DBA or CIO or CSO to have an important voice in our community. We want to hear from each and every one of you, whether you are a Delphix customer, a Delphix employee, a Delphix partner, a prospect doing research on database solutions, an open-source enthusiast looking for a new project, or just looking around-you are welcome here.

    Please introduce yourself using the response capability of this thread (click Reply over to the right) providing your name, a brief message about your experience (with databases, with development, with writing, with code, with Delphix, with whatever you'd like) and why you've joined and what you hope to find, engage in, or be a part of here.


    Thank you,

    The Community Team here at Delphix

    Michael Torok
    Director, Delphix Community Management

  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 05-24-2019 12:37:00 PM
    So, I thought I'd kick this off...

    I started my career in tech as an information developer many moons ago… and spent that time creating documentation, managing teams, and architecting new ways to get information in front of those that need or want it – at the point of pain. Sometime around 2006, the power and usefulness of community became central to my focus and the community voice (the engaged customer voice) became the one I wanted to amplify in my career. Since this epiphany, I have run successful communities from within engineering teams, marketing teams, partner teams, and customer success & education teams.

    Here at Delphix, I am a member of our education team, under the umbrella of customer success. It is a perfect home for community and knowledge base, as we grow and expand and explore ways and means to provide just-in-time knowledge when and where it is most needed.

    I enjoy being a part of and watching ideas come to fruition, watching people succeed, bringing people of like minds together both physically and virtually, and building altruistic, if competitive, communities of people looking to provide solutions to difficult problems in the fields of security, system management, and network/application/database management.

    I am super interested in knowing how you currently use and how you want to use our solution and seeing how you will expand and adapt the product to your needs from an open-source perspective.

    Feel free to reach out at any time,

    Michael Torok
    Director, Delphix Community Management

  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 05-31-2019 12:04:00 PM
    Edited by Michael Torok 06-20-2019 02:45:06 PM
    I started working in IT in 1984 and have enjoyed every working day of the past 35 years, regardless of the role I've held.  I love that everything changes and evolves, thus requiring mental agility and acuity more than other careers.  Still seeking to learn and grow.

    Tim Gorman
    Senior Technical Manager

  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-17-2019 02:12:00 PM
    Edited by Michael Torok 06-20-2019 02:44:39 PM
    I have 19 years in IT primarily as a Senior Software Engineer.  Currently a Senior DevOps Engineer working in the Test Data Management space.  I've implemented the Delphix product and am continuing to roll the product out to our other markets.

    I look forward to hearing from others on how they evolve their Delphix architecture over time to scale with Hybrid/Cloud implementations as well as across International data centers.

    Bill Neill
    Senior DevOps Engineer

  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-20-2019 05:19:00 AM
    Edited by Michael Torok 06-20-2019 02:44:18 PM


    I am from Accuras, a Delphix regional distributor located in Turkey.

    I have been working in IT for more than 20 years and currently leading our Presales and Deployment Team for new Delphix success stories in Turkey and MEA regions.

    We are mostly focusing on on-prem deployment since our customers are in Banking and Telco but I am hoping soon we will have chance to work some cloud opportunities as well.

    Rahim Cetinel
    Solution Architect

  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-20-2019 01:14:00 PM
    I have always enjoyed playing with words, that in itself paved the way to my career as a writer and over time I moved into Information Architecture. Here at Delphix, I work with growing and architecting knowledge, streamlining content to increase usability. Looking forward to growing knowledge and new learnings.

    Indira Jambulingam
    Staff Technical Writer, Education & Experience

  • 7.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Matthew Griffith 28 days ago
    Hello Delphix Community,

    My name is Matt and I am the Principal Consultant and Trainer at Kuzo Data.  We're a Delphix partner specialising in technical delivery and instructor-led training for the DDP.

    As a DBA by trade, I've always had a keen interest in data related technology and over the last 20 years my role has morphed and twisted just as the industry has.  It's an exciting time, a challenging time, but ultimately a rewarding time to help customers achieve their data success.

    I am the author of blog The Data Lobby, which gives me a chance to share some insights of the Delphix DDP.  I'm looking forward to doing the same on the new community platform too.

    @Michael Torok the new community platform is looking great:)

    Matthew Griffith
    Principal Consultant and Trainer
    Kuzo Data

  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 28 days ago
    I am a techno functional IT manager with focus on US Healthcare Payer IT Operations. The last several years, I have been working on Data Science and Analytics projects. I am hence interested in anything and everything about Data.

    I have a good understanding of Delphix (thanks to the University courses and badges) and have used some of the cool features.

    Raj Krishnarjunan
    Data Science Manager
    Higher Logic Community Members

  • 9.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Greetings Delphix Community,

    I am John Creed working for UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 6 company in our Optum business within our Technology group supporting the UnitedHealthcare Community & State (aka Medicaid) line of business which is a $43B chunk of UHG's $226B annual revenue.

    The first 20 or so years of my career I was a hardcore tech guy working in a variety of rolls form help desk to developer to systems admin and of course my my favorite database administration.  I worked with Oracle 8 but became a Sr. DBA on the Oracle Rdb, fomerly DEC Rdb, database platform that Oracle acquired when DEC went belly up years ago. Knowing Oracle Rdb is how I landed a position at UHG.

    When I joined Optum Technology in 2006 I started out as a contract-to-hire DBA and I have had the pleasure of growing my career nearly as fast as the company has grown.  When I started UHG was Fortune 500 #37 and today it is #6 and the business I support generates as much revenue as the entire enterprise did when I joined 13 years ago!

    In my current role, I am Senior Director of Data Virtualization, and I am also the Vendor Relationship Owner (VRO) for UHG and Delphix.  I am in the process of migrating our dev/test databases from our core claims & membership system onto Delphix DRA servers using the high-speed Mellanox cards directly wired to a pair of Oracle/Linux servers.

    I hope to learn more about how others are using Delphix and to share what we have learned in return.

    John Creed
    Senior Director, Technology Engineering
    UnitedHealth Group - Optum

  • 10.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 13 days ago

    I am a IT professional with over 18 years of experience, of which more than 8 years are dedicated to SAP Architecture and SAP Basis.

    I have participated in several types of projects: Upgrade/Update of SAP version and database in ECC, PI, BW and S/4HANA environments, and SAP migration from on Premise to AWS and Azure.

    I'm here to learn and stay updated about Delphix.

    Abdon Mosqueira
    Community Member
    Higher Logic Community Members

  • 11.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 3 days ago
    Edited by Julie Keith 3 days ago
    I have about 30 years experience in IT, in a variety of industries and roles. I started as a developer in the financial industry, spent time in IT in manufacturing, then healthcare. In 2000 I was drawn to work at a security company in Customer Support, and I was hooked! I've worked at a variety of vendors, and have been at Delphix since October of 2016. 

    Support offers many rewards, because we are at the intersection where technical knowledge is used to solve our customers real world issues. All technical issues we face have an extra element of helping someone as they do their job. That makes the work very meaningful and rewarding. All of our staff are great to work with, and I feel grateful that I can lead my teams in APAC and the US. If anyone has any comments or questions about customer support, I'd love to hear them! 

    I had to check out the community because I am excited about our relaunch!

    Julie Keith
    Director, Advanced Customer Support
    Higher Logic Community Members