Eric is the Director of Solution Engineering at Hortonworks working in the field to integrate Hadoop into existing architectures. He has been in the Big Data space for 4+ years and has help hundreds of companies solve their data problems. Prior to Hortonworks, Eric was the Director of Field Engineering for Terracotta. He has over 20 years of experience in IT which includes Network Engineering, Software Engineering and Solution Engineering. Eric has presented at NFJS, DevNexus, AJUG, and SUG.