Alex Gorbachev

Alex Gorbachev, chief technology officer at Pythian, has architected and designed numerous successful database solutions to address challenging business requirements. He is a respected figure in the database world and a sought-after leader and speaker at conferences. Gorbachev is an Oracle ACE director, a Cloudera Champion of Big Data, and a member of OakTable Network. He serves as director of communities for the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG). In recognition of his industry leadership, business achievements, and community contributions, he received the 2013 Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

Articles by Alex Gorbachev

Today, businesses are ending up with more and more critical dependency on their data infrastructure. If underlying database systems are not available, manufacturing floors cannot operate, stock exchanges cannot trade, retail stores cannot sell, banks cannot serve customers, mobile phone users cannot place calls, stadiums cannot host sports games, gyms cannot verify their subscribers' identity. Here is a look at some of the trends and how they are going to impact data management professionals.

Posted March 17, 2014

Two big questions are on the minds of data professionals these days. How are increasing complexity and the inevitable onslaught of big data shaping the future of database administrators and data architects? How will our roles change? In the interest of studying the evolving landscape of data, the Independent Oracle User's Group (IOUG) took the pulse of the community. The Big Data Skills for Success study polled numerous individuals in the IOUG Oracle technology community, to identify just how the responsibilities of handling data are changing and what the future of these roles looks like.

Posted March 14, 2013