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Otto Görlich

Senior Analyst Data & Analytics

Otto Görlich advises on the development of infrastructures for big data solutions with a focus on large data volumes and performance.



Otto Görlich has been a BARC analyst since 2012 and has covered a wide variety of tasks and areas of activity in over 40 years in the IT industry.

This includes the development of software (compilers and operating systems), consulting customers on the use of this software, and supporting data warehouse (DWH) implementations with highly parallel databases such as IBM DB2 (MPP version) with a focus on architecture and performance.

In his role as Senior Analyst Data & Analytics, Otto is focused on data management issues, particularly the evaluation of database management systems and data integration solutions, as well as data and systems architecture.

Areas of expertise

  • Software development for compilers and operating systems
  • Member of a European team for MPP databases
  • Development of concepts and architectures for large scale data warehouses
  • (Technical) support for the selection and implementation of DWH infrastructures
  • Extension and modernization of DWH infrastructures based on Hadoop and Spark technologies
  • Evaluation and comparison of database management systems, particularly relational, analytical and NoSQL databases
  • Research for various BARC studies
  • Presentations and seminars on BI and DWH

5 questions to Otto Görlich

What’s your favorite song?

That’s “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd.

What’s the coolest thing about working at BARC?

The ever new customer contacts with ever new situations and challenges.

How long have you been working at BARC?

Since 2012 and it’s still fun.

What’s your next travel destination?

My dream destinations are the Victoria Falls and Botswana in Southeast Africa.

What was your last job before joining BARC?

At IBM, also called Big BLUE, in the software department as a leading specialist for high end databases and data warehouses.

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