Alex Gorelik

Alex Gorelik

Serial entrepreneur building data technology and companies

Palo Alto, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Big data
  • Hadoop
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Self-Service
  • Data Governance
  • Data Integration
  • Data Quality
  • Metadata
  • Hadoop
  • RDBMS
  • Data Warehousing
  • Business Glossary
  • speaking
  • writing
Alex is CEO and Founder of Waterline Data. As founder of three startups, Alex spent his career inventing cutting edge data-oriented technology and bringing it to market. Prior to Waterline Data, Alex served as GM of Informatica’s Data Quality Business Unit, driving Marketing, Product Management and R&D for an $80M business. Also for Informatica, Alex managed a team of 400 engineers and product managers as SVP of R&D for Core Technology, developing Informatica’s platform and Data Integration technology. Alex joined Informatica from IBM, where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer for the Information Integration team. IBM acquired Alex's second startup, Exeros, where he was founder, CTO and VP of Engineering. Previously, Alex was co-founder, CTO and VP of Engineering at Acta Technology (acquired by Business Objects and now marketed as SAP Business Objects Data Services). Prior to founding Acta, Alex managed development of Replication Server at Sybase and worked on Sybase’s strategy for enterprise application integration (EAI). Earlier, he developed the database kernel for Amdahl’s Design Automation group. Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

The Enterprise Big Data Lake The Enterprise Big Data Lake
by Alex Gorelik
June 2016
Ebook: $33.99

Webcast: How to build a successful enterprise data lake
January 12, 2017
Alex Gorelik discusses the considerations of and best practices for building data lakes, with examples taken from the world's leading big data companies and enterprises.