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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Ask me anything: Hadoop's storage gap - resolving transactional access/analytic performance tradeoffs with Kudu

Todd Lipcon (Cloudera), JD Cryans (Cloudera), David Alves (Cloudera), Mike Percy (Cloudera), Dan Burkert (Cloudera), Michael Crutcher (Cloudera)
4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Ask Me Anything
Location: 3D 05/08 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

Ask the panel questions about the tradeoffs between real-time transactional access, and fast analytic performance, from the perspective of storage engine internals.

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Todd Lipcon


Todd Lipcon is an engineer at Cloudera, where he primarily contributes to open source distributed systems in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Previously, he focused on Apache HBase, HDFS, and MapReduce, where he designed and implemented redundant metadata storage for the NameNode (QuorumJournalManager), ZooKeeper-based automatic failover, and numerous performance, durability, and stability improvements. In 2012, Todd founded the Apache Kudu project and has spent the last three years leading this team.¬†Todd is a committer and PMC member on Apache HBase, Hadoop, Thrift, and Kudu, as well as a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Prior to Cloudera, Todd worked on web infrastructure at several startups and researched novel machine learning methods for collaborative filtering. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University.

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JD Cryans


JD Cryans is a software engineer at Cloudera and an Apache HBase PMC member.

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David Alves


David Alves is a software engineer at Cloudera and a PhD student at UT Austin. He is a committer at the Apache Foundation and in the past has contributed to several open source projects, such as Apache Cassandra and Apache Drill.

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Mike Percy


Mike Percy is software engineer currently working at Cloudera on Kudu, a native columnar database for the Hadoop ecosystem. He is also a committer and PMC member on Apache Flume. Prior to joining Cloudera, Mike worked at Yahoo! building a content recommendation system on top of Hadoop and HBase. Mike holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dan Burkert


Dan Burkert is a software engineer at Cloudera. Previously he worked at WibiData and Near Infinity.

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Michael Crutcher


Michael Crutcher is the director of product management at Cloudera, where he is responsible for the direction of Cloudera’s storage products, which include HDFS, HBase, and Parquet. He’s also responsible for managing strategic partnerships with storage vendors.