Technical Fellow - Cloud and Big Data, 2014 - present
Cindy Gross, or @SQLCindy as she is known from her years of experience with data technologies like SQL Server and Hadoop, has enthusiastically made the leap to Neal Analytics. Cindy’s peerless experience with Big Data in the cloud and a range of experiences with Hadoop, database, BI, and analytics technologies ideally position her to lead Neal Analytics’ end-to-end solutions development through her the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, Telemetry, Sentiment Analysis, Recommendation Engine, and Clickstream Analysis experience. She has architected and consulted on a variety of projects from early implementations of pre-release products to tuning and improvement of well-established mission critical systems through her work with Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT). She has hands-on experience with Hadoop including HDInsight, Hortonworks HDP, Cloudera CDH/EDH, Hive with Tez and ORCFiles, Storm, HBase, HDFS, and WASB on Azure (Microsoft’s cloud environment). Cindy also has experience with Office 365 products including the Power BI components Power Pivot, Power View, and Power Query. Her reputation as a SQL Server and Analysis Services leader, is only surpassed by her attainment of the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. This certification has been granted to only a handful of SQL Server experts. Additionally, her flexible, make-things-work attitude is a great fit within Neal’s data-driven results-oriented culture.