Bradford Stephens

Bradford Stephens
Founder / CEO, Drawn to Scale

Website | @lusciouspear

Bradford spends countless hours architecting distributed systems, designing social media analysis frameworks, and learning how to manage humans (when he’s not playing music or buried in a Space Opera novel).

He’s currently the lead engineer for the Data Platform group at Visible Technologies , where his team “is doing very large-scale things in the Social Media field”.

You can keep up with his pithy witticisms on engineering at Road To Failure.


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Location: Meeting Room B3
Bradford Stephens (Drawn to Scale)
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The end of "scale-up" computing is near. The coming wave of web-scale data is too big to justify exponentially increasing hardware costs for decreasing returns. Apache's "Cloud Stack" (Hadoop, Lucene, HBase, etc) is enabling Visible Technologies to move from a non-scalable MS-exclusive platform to a large cluster processing millions of pieces of content a day.Here's what we learned. Read more.
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