Hi. Thank you for taking the time to read my humble scribblings…
I am Rob Klopp… a somewhat schizophrenic data warehouse expert in at least two dimensions (my friends might chronicle more). First… I ping back and forth from outward, customer-facing positions to corporate product-facing positions… sometimes I’m hands-on… sometimes not. There is a closely related back-and-forth from individual contributor roles to more management and executive management roles. The second personality flips from enjoying the dynamics of start-up ventures… to enjoying the market clout of working for a large and leading corporation.
I currently work:
for the Greenplum Division of EMC with the HANA group at SAP as an Independent Consultant associated with Cognilytics, Inc… But this is temporary. Stay tuned for another announcement here soon
- as the CTO of the US Social Security Administration.
Previously I have worked as an independent consultant to several large enterprises and to several advanced technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley. I have also run my own software start-up in the analytics space (exited by selling the IP to a large DW player) and run a DW services start-up (acquired by a large consulting firm). I started in the data warehouse space in 1987 at Teradata before they went public. My LinkedIn profile is here… feel free to connect.
I started this blog to try to sort out the marketing fluff from the realities of the architectural trade-offs each product makes. In the end any product’s price and performance is the result of those choices and of the state of their feature set. These topics are composed by my geekier self. Soon enough, and with the forbearance of my readers, I will let my business side muse out and compose some thoughts on the state of the market…
Let me end this as I started by thanking folks for reading this… I am surprised by the response for sure…
– Rob Klopp
May 28, 2012
Updated: July 17, 2012
Updated: December 2, 2014
Updated: January 13, 2015