Alexander Alten-Lorenz


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Partner, CEO & co-founder, Databloom

Magdeburg, Germany

About me

I'm a technically proficient Software Architect and advanced software engineer at heart with almost 25 years of experience in complex software design and ethical hacking. Known as a digital expert and well-known entrepreneur I love to build innovative cutting edge tech to solve future challenges of our mankind today. I'm a Big Data expert and investigate the possibilities of technology in our society. I have successfully built multiple futuristic concepts and systems in the US with Google, Cloudera and the Healthcare Industry as well as in Europe with Allianz SE, Scout24 or E.On in various executive roles. I'm also contribute to different Open Source projects, e.g. Apache Hadoop, Apache Wayang (incubating), or Linux. And I'm known to tackle problems directly and consequently, I'm appreciated as creative lateral thinker and futurist. My passion belongs to technology and the possibilities arising with the ethical use.


Visionary and Strategic Management
Product innovation
Continuous Integration
Strategic planning
Devops Methodology
Agile Development
Agile Methods
Digital strategy
IT platforms
Cloud Infrastructure
IT Architecture
International Project Management
IT Project Management


Professional experience for Alexander Alten-Lorenz

  • Current 2 years and 1 month, since Dec 2020

    PPMC and Committer Apache Wayang

    The Apache Software Foundation

    Apache Wayang is a system designed to fully support cross-platform data processing. Wayang enables users and developer to run data analytics over multiple data processing platforms. To enable federated data processing Wayang provides an abstraction layer on top of any set of data processing platforms in order to run data analytic tasks.

  • Current 3 years, since Jan 2020


    Infinite Devices GmbH

    Infinite Devices develop the SmartCountr facility management system. The key to a Smart City. Access management enables reliable entry and exit control in high-traffic buildings.

  • Current 3 years and 2 months, since Nov 2019

    CEO & co-founder


    Databloom’s Federated AI Platform “Blossom" is a middleware data platform sitting between existing (and future) platforms, technologies and users, combining multiple data lakes and lake houses into one united AI and Analytics platform; for the first time in the history of BigData Blossom truly breaks silos. Databloom's Blossom is a viable approach not just for large data crunching companies, but for everybody who sits on large data silos in different locations, even data privacy legislations.

  • Current 4 years and 8 months, since May 2018

    Founder, President, Investor

    Infinite Devices, INC.

    Establishing and develop infinimesh as a IoT / IIoT open source platform with the clear vision to offer an uncomplicated and open approach to manage ultra-large fleets of IoT devices, IoT edge gateways or other scaled device parks in every technology environment as open source solution.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Jan 2017 - Oct 2019

    Chief Digital Technology Architect, COO Office


    I was responsible for the digital development of Future Energy Management, BigData and Analytics Platforms and supporting technology as IoT and large scale IIoT. Additionally I was the Tech Lead for Smart Home, Home Energy Systems and Building Energy Systems teams. Proofed AI driven Home Energy Appliance Management, Energy consumption measuring over simple power plugs and behaviour based smart energy use in combination with Solar, Battery, Boiler and Heat pump ecosystems.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2015 - Dec 2016

    Director, Datacenter Operations and DevOps

    eVariant, Inc

    In my current role I am responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day to day operations within the Data Center including Hadoop engineering, applied research, IT security (HIPPA, PHI, SOC II), Hadoop-based technologies and massive data structures. I led, coordinated and directed the in-house Systems Team ensuring company and project objectives are achieved.

  • 5 months, May 2015 - Sep 2015

    Head, DevOps and Hadoop Operations

    eVariant, Inc

    In this role I was responsible for building the DevOps team from scratch including implementing a DataCenter Strategy. I also recruited, selected, trained and developed the DevOps team ensuring all outcomes were aligned with business strategy and company objectives.

  • 9 months, Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

    Manager, Hadoop and Related Technologies

    Allianz Group

    In this role I was accountable for sourcing and introducing the future digital strategy for the company; working in close collaboration with colleagues and senior managers. I performed analytical reviews and research into the Hadoop system to ensure viability and compliance. I also managed data infrastructures, IT security and operations across Hadoop-based technologies and applications.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

    Senior Field Engineer / Architect

    Cloudera, Inc.

    In this role I managed multiple Hadoop-related projects ensuring customer requirements were achieved. I played a pivotal role in developing and delivering solutions to establish CDH in large business environments; working in close collaboration with key account holders to promote services and products.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Jan 2012 - Aug 2013

    Consultant & COPS Engineer

    Cloudera, Inc.

    In this role I was responsible for debugging and locating and fixing bugs/problems for customers; providing technical engineering support across customer operations and OpenSource DevOps. I managed escalation processes to ensure custom patches were created and delivered as required, and oversaw and coordinated a number of Apache Hadoop projects including Flume, Sqoop, Hive and HBase.

  • 3 years and 3 months, Oct 2008 - Dec 2011

    Senior Architekt

    Autoscout24 GmbH

    PoC Erstellung, Lifecyclemanagement, noSQL Cluster (hadoop/hive/hbase), Datenanalyse, Virtualisierung, Automatisierung

  • 2 years and 2 months, Aug 2006 - Sep 2008

    Senior Webarchitekt


    Entwicklung und Aufbau des redundanten SIXT Webauftrittes (XEN Clustering), Einführung RHEL Satellite, Deploymentprozesse

  • 1 year and 5 months, Mar 2005 - Jul 2006


    TRUNK GmbH

    Zeitvertrag mit Ziel die Abteilung zu konsolidieren und profitabel aufzustellen

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jan 2004 - Feb 2005

    Senior Consultant

    BTD GmbH

    IT Security, Clustering, Projekt Allianz Arena (IT Infra / HvA), Migration komplexer IT Umgebungen

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2001 - May 2002

    Manager Network Services & Planning

    Picturemaxx AG

    Aufbau der IT des Unternehmens, Design der Plattformservices

  • 9 months, Sep 2000 - May 2001

    Senior Consultant

    Cydelion AG

    Beratung in Fragen der IT Beschaffung, Ausrichtung, SOA

  • 2 years and 4 months, May 1998 - Aug 2000



    NOC Admin, Dial-In (Internetprovider) ISDN Standleitungen


  • German

    First language

  • English



Future Internet
Big Data
Animal Rights
Make our live smarter
Internet of Things
Electrical Mobility
Going Green
finding old colleagues / friends


IT Forschung
playing with BigData

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