Rommel Garcia is a Senior Solutions Engineer and Security SME Global Lead at Hortonworks, a leading open source company driving the adoption of Hadoop. An author of the book Virtualizing Hadoop – How to install, Deploy, and Optimize Hadoop in a Virtualized Infrastructure. Rommel has spent the past few years focusing on the design, installation, and deployment of large-scale secure Hadoop ecosystems. He has helped organizations implement security best practices and guidelines for Hadoop platforms. He also provided leadership in developing the Security Training Course at Hortonworks. Rommel is a nationally recognized speaker at Hadoop and big data conferences. He has a BS in electronics engineering and an MS degree in computer science. Rommel resides in Atlanta with his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Mila and Braden.