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Introduce Yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 05-24-2019 12:27:00 PM
    Edited by Michael Torok 07-10-2019 08:44:59 AM

    Hi!

    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



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    Michael Torok
    Director, Delphix Community Management
    Delphix
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  • 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

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    Michael Torok
    Director, Delphix Community Management
    Delphix
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  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-26-2019 07:34:00 PM
    I've worn several closely-related hats in my 20+ years in the IT industry, but the significant majority of time has been spent in Technical Support.  I have developed expertise in numerous Open Systems platforms, fibre channel networking, disk arrays, tape drive and library platforms, backup applications, hierarchical storage management and filesystems, as well as a brief stint on the administrative and storage architecture side of things, and now I'm enabling Delphix to provide an industry-leading Support experience and empower our #dataops users.

    Providing world-class Technical Support for multiple market leaders in my career, I've always had a passion for solving critical, complex issues for Fortune 500 customers, as well as developing technical training, knowledge base content, product documentation, and of course continuing to develop my skills every day. 

    I am pleased to be given the opportunity to serve and collaborate here in the new Community!​​​​​

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    Sean Nothdurft
    Senior Member Technical Staff
    Delphix
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  • 4.  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.

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    Tim Gorman
    Senior Technical Manager
    Delphix
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  • 5.  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.

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    Bill Neill
    Senior DevOps Engineer
    QVC
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  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

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

    Hello,

    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.

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    Rahim Cetinel
    Solution Architect
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  • 7.  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.

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    Indira Jambulingam
    Staff Technical Writer, Education & Experience
    Delphix
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  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-24-2019 06:31:00 AM
    Edited by Matthew Griffith 06-25-2019 04:41:29 AM
    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:)

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    Matthew Griffith
    Principal Consultant and Trainer
    https://thedatalobby.kuzodata.com
    Kuzo Data
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  • 9.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-24-2019 04:38:00 PM
    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.

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    Raj Krishnarjunan
    Data Science Manager
    Higher Logic Community Members
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  • 10.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-09-2019 05:09:00 PM
    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.
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    John Creed
    Senior Director, Technology Engineering
    UnitedHealth Group - Optum
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  • 11.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-09-2019 07:52:00 PM

    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.



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    Abdon Mosqueira
    Community Member
    Higher Logic Community Members
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  • 12.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-19-2019 03:51:00 PM
    Edited by Julie Keith 07-19-2019 03:53:39 PM
    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!

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    Julie Keith
    Director, Advanced Customer Support
    Higher Logic Community Members
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  • 13.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-01-2019 04:41:00 AM
    I have spent over 28 years in various large IT organisations.  Now I have the privilege to help look after Delphix customers.  Having a passion for delivering quality service and striving to achieve that at every interaction, I look forward to seeing the community blossom and help being offered from all quarters to enable to best outcomes for all.

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    Mark Coggle
    Director, Customer Support
    Delphix
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  • 14.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-07-2019 10:35:00 PM
    Hi.

     I have 15+ years supporting production Oracle database platforms, with a spattering of DB2, SQL Server and PostgreSQL in between. At Delphix, I'm in support specialising in... Oracle of course... working closely with our Development Team to ensure customer requirements are being met, bugs resolved and escalations dealt with in a timely manner.

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    Matt Watson
    Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Delphix
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  • 15.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-07-2019 10:47:00 PM

    Spent several years as a chief web design and localisation specialist working in Japanese mass media in Tokyo before tranisitioning to a role as a web application programmer and architect in Sapporo architecting educational software, social networking, voice analysis and threat detection and IVR protocols.

    Had a decade spent in the IT side of the financial services sector in Tokyo and Hong Kong, most of this at the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) working to provide technical support for SWIFT's network, protocols, and messaging applications to institutions across Asia Pacific and internally by developing a full suite of testing and reporting tools for analysing complex technical issues and building prototyped bulk financial test data for load testing of customer hardware and of SWIFTNet itself using current future messaging standards with support for stress testing the growing demands of sanctions screening of transactions. Protocols developed earlier in my career made their way into standard use for these internal systems. I was also a consultant for the Japan Central Securities Depository Centre during their roll out of SWIFT XML standards and was the service manager for the Bank of Korea.

    I've since moved on to more technical pastures and am currently a senior member of technical staff at Delphix, specialising is break-fix support for our database and storage virtualisation appliance. I love what I do.

    I'm currently based in Kawasaki, married with two kids.



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    Joey Dobias
    Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Delphix
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  • 16.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-07-2019 11:36:00 PM
    My first real-world IT project, 20 years ago, was a Microsoft Access database to help a local small business manage some of their records.

    I've had a number of roles since then - programmer, report writer, data manager, consultant, trainer, lecturer, technical salesman, business analyst, systems administrator and production DBA - but throughout I've had one finger on some code and the other arm firmly embedded into one database or another.

    I joined the Delphix Customer Support team in 2016, and am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to use skills from nearly all of these roles in helping our customers.

    I now specialise in SQL Server, though I'm comfortable working with most UNIX/Linux platforms and relational databases.

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    Nathan Jolly
    Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Delphix
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  • 17.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-08-2019 11:31:00 AM

    Over all I have 12+ years' experience in IT as QA Analyst, QA Lead and Guidewire Claim Center Lead, I recently moved to TDM Role, Currently working as Test Data Admin at Pekin Insurance.

     

    Looking forward to growing my knowledge and new learnings . I am hoping to learn more about and how others are using Delphix and to share what we have learned in return to the company.

     

    Thanks!

    Uma Palakolanu

    Test Data Administrator - Pekin



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    uma -
    Community Member
    Higher Logic Community Members
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  • 18.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-08-2019 09:57:00 PM
    Edited by Paul Burgess 08-08-2019 09:58:38 PM
    Hi

    My focus at Delphix is providing technical support to the Delphix customer base with focus on the Virtualisation Engine and integrating this with the Oracle RDBMS.

    For further background on me please see my linked in profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-burgess-aab75823

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    Paul Burgess
    Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Delphix
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  • 19.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-08-2019 11:57:00 PM

    Welcome to Delphix and our world!

    My name is Anders and I have had many hats during my 25 years in the IT industry. My current role is in technical support, specialising on masking, though the majority of the experience is from IT consulting – in 4 different countries (Sweden, Australia, UK and Italy)  - using different technologies (mainframe, Unix, Windows, telecom (network and phones)) – and working with the biggest to small companies. I do love helping others and myself to grow and achieve new heights.



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    Anders Karlsson
    Technical Support
    Delphix
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  • 20.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-21-2019 02:28:00 AM

    Hi,

    My name is Claudia and I work in Delphix Support. I've been in IT for way too long to remember. Lots of different experience but my main area of expertise is Oracle. I love all things Oracle! I look forward to seeing Delphix grow in this community forum. 

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
    - Socrates

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    Claudia O'Callaghan

    Senior Member Technical Staff

    Delphix

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    Claudia O'Callaghan
    Delphix Support
    Delphix
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  • 21.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 08-22-2019 08:34:00 AM
    Hello,

    I go by Rumi W. I'm pretty new since I've been working with data for about 2-3 years fulltime now. I'm currently working as a Data Integration Specialist at a small software company and getting used to working with the DataOps process. However, I do find the idea of DataOps to be really interesting and may be looking to further my knowledge on the possibilities of working within this space.

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    Mari Weaver
    Data Integration Specialist
    Higher Logic Community Members
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  • 22.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-05-2019 11:02:00 AM
    Hi,

    I have almost 20 years of support experience in the IT industry, with nearly 4 years at Delphix as part of the Support team. I joined a large hardware and software vendor straight out of university where over time I supported everything from their hardware and storage platforms through to their UNIX operating system. My interests lay more with software than hardware and I transitioned to supporting the operating system internals. These skills have stood me in good stead at Delphix.

    Working in support, every day is different with plenty to learn and I am proud to be helping our customers as part of the team.

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    Craig Alder
    Senior Support Engineer
    Delphix
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  • 23.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2019 11:13:00 AM
    I joined Delphix this past November. I am in the CTO's office and lead our Data Modernization and Strategy practice. Prior to Delphix, I was at IBM for 15 years. Of those, for 5 years I was IBM Global CTO for DevOps Adoption. In that role, I started the DevOps practice at IBM. I led the practice working with IBM's DevOps software offering (including UrbanCode) and Services offerings from GBS and GTS. During this time I published two books on DevOps - DevOps For Dummies, and the DevOps Adoption Playbook. DevOps Adoption Playbook won the DevOps book of the Year by devops.com in 2018. My last year at IBM I led the Global Cloud Architecture Practice where we provided guidance to IBM practitioners on architectural standards on deploying workloads to the Cloud (IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, and GCP). 

    At Delphix I continue my work, but now looking at DevOps and DataOps thru a data lens. I conduct Value Stream Mapping workshops with our clients to help determine how they can scale their DevOps and DataOps adoption.

    I blog at http://sdarchitect.blog and tweet as @sd_architect.


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    Sanjeev Sharma
    VP, Data Modernization and Strategy
    Delphix Community Members
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  • 24.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Hi. I'm an InfoSec/Data Masking Engineer at Wells Fargo. I graduated from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, and have been in IT ever since, as a developer, SA, DBA, and most recently in InfoSec, doing on the data masking team. I've got Comptia certifications in A+, Network+, Security+ & Server+.
    I first started data masking while at International Fund Services, a subsidiary of State Street, then got exposed to Delphix while at Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets.

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    Richard Van Veen
    Security Professional
    Wells Fargo
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  • 25.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 13 days ago

    I have 9 years of experience in the field of Oracle, SQL, PLSQL, Unix including experience in Capital Markets (Murex, Charles River).  Currently me and my team are working on embedding API scripts into a global environment dashboard (cloud) which will provide options for the users to chose the various options for VDBs and perform much more using flavors of Delphix without actually login into Delphix GUI.

    Looking forward to learn more from all of you.

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    Abhinav Chandra
    Senior Software Analyst
    Accenture
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