Dan Baskette

Dan is Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal with over 20 years experience in various pre-sales and engineering roles with Sun Microsystems, EMC Corporation, and Pivotal Software. In addition to his technical marketing duties, Dan is frequently called upon to roll-up his sleeves for various "Will this work?" type projects. Dan is an avid collector of Marvel Comics gear and you can usually find him wearing his Marvel Vans. In his spare time, Dan enjoys playing tennis and hiking in the Smoky Mountains.

  • Spring Data and YugaByte DB: A Developers Dream

    Spring Data and YugaByte DB: A Developers Dream

    When a developer uses Spring Data along with Spring Boot, the complexity of a typical application melts away. Here's what that looks like.

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  • Check out the Power of CI and Pipelines

    Check out the Power of CI and Pipelines

    Continuous Integration and pipelines increase help increase the velocity of software development and reduce reaction times in the development of Cloud Foundry.

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  • The runC Vulnerability Shows Why You Need a Secure by Default Platform

    The runC Vulnerability Shows Why You Need a Secure by Default Platform

    Why PAS customers weren’t affected by the recent runC vulnerability.

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  • The Evolution of a Data Platform:  A Journey With Greenplum and Kubernetes

    The Evolution of a Data Platform: A Journey With Greenplum and Kubernetes

    Pivotal Greenplum has undergone myriad changes since it’s initial release more than a decade ago. Get the latest on Greenplum running on Kubernetes.

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  • FaaS.local - The Benefits of On-Premises FaaS

    FaaS.local - The Benefits of On-Premises FaaS

    Dan Baskette debunks the myth that functions are only valuable running in the public cloud. FaaS within enterprise data centers offers a number of benefits you might not realize.

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  • Try Out Pivotal Greenplum With A Sandbox Virtual Machine

    Try Out Pivotal Greenplum With A Sandbox Virtual Machine

    I recently attended PGconf in Vienna, Austria, where we announced the open-sourcing of Pivotal Greenplum, which has become the first open source massively parallel data warehouse. Now known as...

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  • Performance Benchmark: Pivotal HAWQ Beats Impala & Apache Hive—Part 1

    Performance Benchmark: Pivotal HAWQ Beats Impala & Apache Hive—Part 1

    In part one of this five blog series, Dan Baskette, Pivotal Director of Marketing for Data and Analytics, quickly explains the impact of SQL performance on Hadoop and tees up the overall findings...

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  • Greenplum Database Adds The Pivotal Query Optimizer

    Greenplum Database Adds The Pivotal Query Optimizer

    Today, we are releasing Pivotal Greenplum Database 4.3.5 with the new Pivotal Query Optimizer, the world’s first cost-based optimizer for Big Data. This new cost-based query optimizer represents a...

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  • Pivotal HAWQ Lands In The Hortonworks Sandbox

    Pivotal HAWQ Lands In The Hortonworks Sandbox

    When Pivotal first announced HAWQ would be available on HDP, some of my first thoughts were about how nice it would be to provide customers the ability to install HAWQ directly onto the...

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