Hi. Thank you for taking the time to read my scribblings… I am Rob Klopp… a somewhat schizophrenic data warehouse expert with at least two personalities (my friends might chronicle more).
First… I am a geekish individual contributor who understands technology deeply. I stay very current from this perspective and act as a CTO or a CPO (Chief Product Officer). Then, to get things done, I take on executive management roles. For example, I was a Presidential appointee and the CIO at the U.S. Social Security Administration. I am very fortunate to be able to work in either role.
I currently work:
for the Greenplum Division of EMC
with the HANA group at SAP
as an Independent Consultant as the CIO of the US Social Security Administration
- as an Independent Consultant
I started in the data warehouse space in 1987 at Teradata. My LinkedIn profile is here… feel free to connect.
I started this blog to try to sort out marketing fluff from 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 executive 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