[DB Seminar] Spring 2018: Stephen Walkauskas (Vertica)
Stephen Walkauskas is a Software Engineering Manager at Vertica (that's his official title but really he's a Software Engineer who knows how much everyone on the team makes). It goes without saying that he has spent less time in prison than Andy Pavlo. Stephen joined Vertica when it was a tiny start-up, before the first version of the product shipped. A Pittsburgh native, he started a development office in the Steel City and has assembled an awesome team to work on Hadoop integration, recovery, backup and restore and storage optimization. Prior to joining Vertica he was one of the very first employees at Endeca. During his eight year span the company grew from single to triple digit number of employees and was later acquired by Oracle (after which there was a middle digit number of employees). Stephen holds a B.S. in Physics from Boston College.