DB Seminar [Fall 2015]: Gene Davis (Splice Machine)

Event Date: Monday September 28, 2015
Event Time: 05:00pm EDT
Location: GHC 8102
Speaker: Gene Davis

Title: Splice Machine

In this talk, Gene will discuss Splice Machine, a full RDBMS built on top of Hadoop.  He will describe what makes Splice Machine work and what their team is working on now to make it even more performant on mixed database workloads.

Gene brings more than 20 years of application software development experience to his role as Vice President of Products and Operations. Prior to Splice Machine, Gene ran Product Development for Clio Music, SeeSaw Networks, Blue Martini Software, Fogbreak Software, and TeaLeaf Technology; and was Vice President of Engineering at PeopleSoft. Gene was an original architect of Red Pepper’s Advanced Planning System. Prior to Red Pepper, he worked for NASA, where he was a recipient of the Manned Flight Space Award and co-recipient of the Space Act Award. Gene holds a B.A. in Music and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.