Monthly Archives: February 2019

EP16 – Rubrik: beyond Data Protection and into Data Management – with Filip Verloy

In this 16th episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast (recorded on 24-Jan-2019) we’re welcoming Filip Verloy, EMEA Field CTO for Rubrik. Podcast co-hosts Arjan Timmerman (@Arjantim) and Max Mortillaro (@darkkavenger) talk with Filip about a lot of things: his tenure at Rubrik, how the product has evolved, why customers are interested in Rubrik’s approach, what is that new Data Management trend, and what can we expect from Rubrik going forward.

Show schedule:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:10 Is three years at a startup a long time?
  • 01:46 Rubrik’s mission statement in Filip’s own words
  • 03:17 Is Rubrik a sort of “iPhone revolution” for Data Protection?
  • 06:31 What is the most valuable reason why customers choose Rubrik over their competition?
  • 10:22 Polaris & metadata collection use cases
  • 13:53 Radar: the first application on top of Polaris; the concept behind Radar and how it helps Rubrik customers
  • 17:04 Beyond Radar: what can we expect next, and what about leveraging metadata to comply with GDPR?
  • 20:26 Rubrik and the cloud / multicloud story: what can customers do, what are the options?
  • 23:05 Getting a unified view of all datasets across multiple clouds with Rubrik Polaris, and helping move data between clouds
  • 25:30 How can customers consume the Rubrik products / platform, and are there any OEM Alliances / Partnerships?

EP15 – Promethium: a data context solution for governance and analytics – Kaycee Lai

In the 15th episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast we’re recording we’ll be talking with Kaycee Lai, founder and CEO of Promethium. Podcast co-host Arjan Timmerman (@Arjantim) talks with Kaycee Lai (@MrDedupe) on the technology that Promethium provides for their customers. This solution provides analytics and the correct information for companies with data lakes. Things like GDPR and other governance and regulations needed by the promethium customers can be addressed by the Promethium software, and thus the question arises if Promethium is the next level data management platform.

Show schedule:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:18 The challenge of massive data growth
  • 02:20 Understanding the context of data
  • 03:03 Are huge data lakes a requirement to use Promethium?
  • 04:20 Kaycee covers the complexity of IT environments and data fragmentation regardless of the existence or not of data lakes
  • 05:00 The challenge of knowing what to look for and how to handle the data after it has been found
  • 07:48 Extracting and handling the data is currently a manual process that is hard to scale
  • 09:03 Data types in scope for Promethium
  • 09:38 Is Promethium the next level of data management?
  • 10:19 What is needed to sort out the problem and how is it consumed?
  • 11:25 Has Promethium any customers yet, and what is their typical profile?
  • 13:40 What about the AI part – is Promethium really using AI, or is it just a fancy name for algorithms?
  • 16:20 What about partnerships and synergies with other companies?
  • 18:06 The Promethium team, growth and forecast for 2019
  • 19:17 Is Promethium available as a SaaS-only offering or are there any other options?
  • 20:45 Closing remarks