I've been working with databases since the 1980s. For most of that time with Oracle, in the trenches as a consultant, in the ivory tower as a methodologist, in a suit as a marketer, and in the skunk works as a product developer. I finally escaped the Death Star and joined Netezza, mostly to rediscover the joy of a small company with great technology, focused on what customers really want. Then I landed on the Big Blue Planet when Netezza was acquired by IBM. But despite the opportunities at IBM, I still had the start-up bug, so I joined Acunu to explore more of the world of big data - this time in real-time analytics.
Dai is a multi-decade veteran of the tech industry. He has spent time at IBM, Netezza, Oracle and others. His roles have spanned the software product lifecycle through product developer, product manager, product marketer, evangelist and executive market. With a long background in data he is now most interested in big data and particularly all the new technologies springing up to make big data more than just an un-materialized promise or, worse, merely an hyperbolic bubble.