What drives my passion for data?


The Birth of CloudData

To say that I love delivering the data truth, would be an understatement! The old adage that 'Necessity is the the Mother of Invention' holds true with my story. The seed for my passion to deliver high-quality data was planted many years ago with two distinct events - A meaningless credit card offer & a data integration project that pushed a relational database beyond its design specifications. 

These events clearly demonstrated that: 

a. Data silos create undesirable business outcomes

b. Data Integration (solving the data silo problem) is a quintessential requirement for all organizations, even in the Cloud. 

A Data Integration Hub is an enterprise's single source of the data truth, enabling high-quality standardized enterprise data delivery. With this, Analytics, Machine Learning and AI initiatives become meaningful. The drive to integrate data is fueled by a passion to eliminate silos.


Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha's Bio

I am a seasoned data practitioner, with over 31 years of managing and integrating large data footprints, on-premises and in the Cloud. During my career, I have worked with a variety of data stores - Relational (Oracle & MySQL), Hadoop, NoSQL (HBase, MarkLogic, DynamoDB & FireStore) and Columnar Databases (Snowflake & BigQuery). After 20 years working in the area of Oracle Performance Optimization, I expanded my horizons by diving into the realm of serverless data engineering on AWS & GCP.

I have been certified as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner & AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate since 2019. Many moons ago, at the height of my relational database career, I co-authored two books - Oracle Performance Tuning 101 published by Oracle Press and Oracle Insights : Tales of the Oak Table, published by Apress LP. My publications on Serverless Data Integration can be found here. Just for fun, I also invented the term 'Compulsive Tuning Disorder' (CTD) - circa 2000.