Rachel Pedreschi is the Field Engineering Director at Imply Data. A "Big Data Geek-ette," Rachel is no stranger to the world of big data, fast data, and everything in between. She is a Vertica-, Informix-, and Redbrick-certified DBA on top of her work with Apache Cassandra, Apache Ignite, and Apache Druid. She has more than 20 years of high-performance database experience. Rachel has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz.