August 22, 2022

Don’t Miss These VMware Data Sessions at VMware Explore

By:  Sue Ulintz Mosovich
       Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware


It is hard to believe that VMware Explore US is only a week away, beginning August 29th! While the conference may go by a new name, it will still provide you with the same great opportunities to update your skills, gain new insights, meet product experts, and connect with peers. If you haven’t already registered for the conference, there is still time. For those who will be joining us at VMware Explore US, make sure to review the VMware Explore content catalog and mark the sessions that interest you.

This article highlights the key sessions to attend for those most interested in VMware Tanzu Data Services: Data Warehouses, Database-as-a-Service, Data Services and Analytics. Products covered in these sessions include VMware Greenplum, Tanzu SQL with Database Management, Rabbit MQ, and GemFire.


Product Family Overview

Introduction to VMware Tanzu Data Services [CEIB1955US] 
Business relies on data-driven applications to inform key decisions, improve user experience, and drive innovation. While each digital transformation journey may look different, data needs are similar: capture, process, and serve data quickly, drive analytic value out of massive sets of disparate data, and integrate data to support a wide range of cloud-native and traditional applications. Learn how VMware Data Solutions build on VMware’s long history of infrastructure and cloud innovation, enabling customers to modernize their approach to data. This rich portfolio of solutions offers:

  • Cloud-native database IaaS with lifecycle management tools
  • A data warehouse that provides deep analytics at both extreme scale and blazing speed
  • Message broker and event streaming software
  • An in-memory data grid for extremely low latency applications


Sue Ulintz Mosovich, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware 
Carlos Boyd, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Delivery: Pre-recorded


Breakout Sessions 

How Customers Manage Data on Kubernetes [CEIB1210US]
Winner of the VMware Explore People’s Choice Awards!  

Data is at the center of every multi-cloud journey. Applications need data services regardless of the infrastructure they run in. There are many flavors of data services in the world today; messaging, caching, and even databases. Come see how you can have a unified experience when dealing with the variety of data services you need. Customers have been able to automate a lot of solutions at the push of a button and build some really cool features on top of our operator with Postgres for Kubernetes like Disaster Recovery and Point in time Restore and this is just the beginning. Products & Solutions – This mainly aligns with Tanzu SQL which includes Postgres and MySQL on any flavor of Kubernetes on-prem or any public cloud infrastructure 

Jinali Sheth, Sr. Product Manager, VMware 
Shaan Sapra, Sr. Software Engineer, VMware 

Tuesday, Aug 30  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM PDT
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3024

Going Big with VMware Greenplum: 8 Million Queries Per Day [CEIB1648US]

Greenplum Database by VMware is a massively parallel processing (MPP) database with an architecture specially designed to manage large-scale analytic data warehouses and business intelligence workloads. These deployments will always have some unique business challenges related to design and administration to ensure extraordinary outcomes and query speeds. As part of this session, we will explore how VMware virtualized configurations leveraging software-defined infrastructure, such as Dell PowerFlex, can address the challenges organizations face with extreme scale, performance, density and availability. You will hear from key infrastructure managers from our customer, Dell, using VMware Greenplum for production. This session will include a live demo of the jointly validated VMware Greenplum solution from VMware and Dell. During the demo, you will get to see how this environment performs under real-world conditions with production data, along with backup and disaster recovery capabilities. 

Ivan Novick, Greenplum Product Manager, VMware 
Jim Hall, Senior Consultant, IT Architecture, Dell Technologies 
Chidambara Shashikiran, Sr Consultant, Product Management, Dell 

Wednesday, Aug 31  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT 
Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2002

Protect Purdue: Data-Driven University Operations in a Pandemic Powered by VMware Greenplum Analytics [CEIB1907US]

The coronavirus pandemic was an unprecedented challenge for universities across the world. How could operations continue in person without unacceptable risk of life and illness? Purdue decided to pursue methods of safe in-person education shortly after lockdowns began in March 2020. The ability to open safely was achieved in large part through data-driven decision-making using VMware Greenplum. Executives and the medical team received up-to-the-minute analytics built off a sophisticated, Purdue-developed, data ecosystem and digital contact tracing system. These tools worked together to contain the spread of COVID-19 and allow Purdue to continue operations in person from fall 2020 onward. 

Ian Pytlarz, Lead Data Scientist, Purdue University 

Thursday, Sep 1  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT 
Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2002

ML at the Edge is Different: Architecting AI/ML to Unlock the Value of Your Data [CEIB2799US] 

There is an explosion of smart devices at the edge, but the upstream bandwidth is not ready to support the instant decision-making needs and the sheer amount of data generated by these devices. Analyzing and reducing data at the edge has data sovereignty and latency advantages. Cloud native architectures for AI/machine learning (ML) promise performance, resilience, and ease of management, but how does it all fit in together at the edge? Model generation will happen in the cloud, but most inferencing will occur at the edge for real-time decision-making. This talk will highlight the differences between a regular and an edge-optimized AI/ML application model. We will showcase the design considerations to be made in terms of ML application deployment, data streaming with RabbitMQ, data management, and monitoring. We will also demonstrate a simple application running on VMware Edge Compute Stack. 

Marilyn Basanta, Director of Product Management, Edge Computing, VMware 
Ed Byford, Product Lead, VMware 

Wednesday, Aug 31  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PDT 
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3024


VMware Booth Theater Sessions

Introduction to VMware Tanzu Data Services [VBT3667US] 

VMware Tanzu Data Services builds on VMware’s history of innovation, enabling customers to modernize their approach to data. This portfolio of solutions offers a cloud-native database infrastructure as a service (IaaS) with lifecycle management tools, a data warehouse that provides deep analytics at both extreme scale and blazing speed, a message broker and event streaming software, and an in-memory data grid for extremely low-latency applications. 

Carlos Boyd, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware 

Thursday, Sep 1  1:30 PM - 1:50 PM PDT 
Moscone South, Lower Level, VMware Booth #1002


Expo Theater Sessions featuring Data

KIOXIA and Dell: Advancing Storage Technology for Multi-Cloud Platforms [CEI3550US]
This booth demonstration includes a live VMware Greenplum installation, running on Dell PowerFlex and KIOXIA  

Session Sponsored By: KIOXIA America 
2022 – the year of breakthrough storage technologies 2022 brings to market a bevy of new technologies in the SSD realm which are a perfect fit to bring higher performance to converged and hyper-converged technology space. SAS-4 brings unprecedented speeds to SAS-equipped architectures, PCIe 5.0 doubles the performance of SSDs from PCIe 4.0, and new form factors enable higher performance and density than ever before. Learn how these new technologies can enhance infrastructure today and in the future with the market leader, KIOXIA! 

Chidambara Shashikiran, Sr Consultant, Product Management, Dell 
Tyler Nelson, Sr. Manager, Kioxia America 

Tuesday, Aug 30  4:45 PM - 5:15 PM PDT 
Moscone South, Lower Level, The Expo Theater 2

Meet The Expert

Ask Me Anything About VMware Tanzu Data Services [CNAM2404US] 

VMware experts will answer any questions you have about VMware Tanzu Data Services, including VMware Tanzu GemFire, VMware RabbitMQ, VMware Tanzu SQL, and VMware Greenplum 

Ed Byford, Product Lead, VMware 

Tuesday, Aug 31  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PDT 
Moscone West, Level 2, Meet the Experts, Table 8

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