Jim Blomo

Jim Blomo
Engineering Manager, Yelp

Website | @jimblomo

Jim Blomo (@jimblomo) is passionate about putting data to work by developing robust, elegant systems. At Yelp, he manages a growing data mining team that uses Hadoop, mrjob, and oddjob to process TBs of data. Before Yelp, he built infrastructure for startups and Amazon.

Jim also lectures at UC Berkeley’s School of information on Data Mining and Web Architecture and has presented at conferences such as AWS re:Invent and Wolfram Alpha Data Summit.


Location: F150 Level: Novice
Jim Blomo (Yelp)
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How is Yelp handling its transition into the cloud? Yelp is a big consumer of Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce service for batch jobs, but still self-hosts for its website. What are the advantages and pitfalls of a split cloud/server model? This talk will discuss the open source tools used by Yelp that have enabled the embrace of cloud technology, and the areas where data centers still have an edge. Read more.


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