Pat Alvarado is Sr. Solution Architect with Teradata and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Pat’s background originally started in hardware engineering and software engineering applying open source software for distributed UNIX servers and diskless workstations. Pat joined Teradata in 1989 providing technical education to hardware and software engineers, and building out the new software engineering environment for the migration of Teradata Database development from a proprietary operating system to UNIX and Linux in a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture.
Pat presently provides thought leadership in Teradata and open source big data technologies in multiple deployment architectures such as public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, and hybrid.
Pat is also a member of the UCLA Extension Data Science Advisory Board and teaches on-line UCLA Extension courses on big data analytics and information management.