Gnarly Data Waves

GDW R1 Diagonal Dev 200ppi

Episode 5


February 7, 2023

Dive into Data Waves with Apache Iceberg Office Hours

Get all your Apache Iceberg questions answered at Apache Iceberg office hours. Questions on architecture, migration and anything else are welcomed!

Topics Covered

Unlocking Potential with Apache Iceberg

Watch or listen on your favorite platform


Alex Merced

Alex Merced

Alex Merced is a Senior Tech Evangelist for Dremio, a developer, and a seasoned instructor with a rich professional background. Having worked with companies like GenEd Systems, Crossfield Digital, CampusGuard, and General Assembly.

Alex is a co-author of the O’Reilly Book “Apache Iceberg: The Definitive Guide.”  With a deep understanding of the subject matter, Alex has shared his insights as a speaker at events including Data Day Texas, OSA Con, P99Conf and Data Council.

Driven by a profound passion for technology, Alex has been instrumental in disseminating his knowledge through various platforms. His tech content can be found in blogs, videos, and his podcasts, Datanation and Web Dev 101.

Moreover, Alex Merced has made contributions to the JavaScript and Python communities by developing a range of libraries. Notable examples include SencilloDB, CoquitoJS, and dremio-simple-query, among others.

Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes is the Director of Technical Advocacy at Dremio. Previously at Dremio, he’s been a Product Director, Technical Director and a Senior Solutions Architect. He’s been working in technology and data for over a decade, including roles as tech lead for the field at Dremio, the pre-sales and post-sales lead for Presto and QueryGrid for the Americas at Teradata, and leading the development, deployment, and management of a custom CRM system for multiple auto dealerships. He is passionate about making customers and individuals successful and self-sufficient. When he’s not working, he’s usually taking his dog to the dog park, playing hockey, or cooking (when he feels like it). He lives in San Diego, California.

Dipankar Mazumdar

Dipankar Mazumdar

Dipankar is currently a Developer Advocate at Dremio where his primary focus is advocating data practitioners such as engineers, architects & scientists on Dremio’s lakehouse platform & various open-sourced projects such as Apache Iceberg, Arrow, etc. that helps data teams apply & scale analytics. In his past roles, he worked at the intersection of Machine Learning & Data visualization. Dipankar holds a Masters in Computer Science and his research area is Explainable AI.

Ready to Get Started? Here Are Some Resources to Help

Whitepaper Thumb


Dremio Upgrade Testing Framework

read more
Whitepaper Thumb


Operating Dremio Cloud Runbook

read more


Unlock the Power of a Data Lakehouse with Dremio Cloud

read more
get started

Get Started Free

No time limit - totally free - just the way you like it.

Sign Up Now
demo on demand

See Dremio in Action

Not ready to get started today? See the platform in action.

Watch Demo
talk expert

Talk to an Expert

Not sure where to start? Get your questions answered fast.

Contact Us

Ready to Get Started?

Bring your users closer to the data with organization-wide self-service analytics and lakehouse flexibility, scalability, and performance at a fraction of the cost. Run Dremio anywhere with self-managed software or Dremio Cloud.