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

Thomas Phelan
Cofounder and Chief Architect, BlueData

Website | @tapbluedata

Thomas Phelan is cofounder and chief architect of BlueData. Previously, Tom was an early employee at VMware; as senior staff engineer, he was a key member of the ESX storage architecture team. During his 10-year stint at VMware, he designed and developed the ESX storage I/O load-balancing subsystem and modular pluggable storage architecture. He went on to lead teams working on many key storage initiatives, such as the cloud storage gateway and vFlash. Earlier, Tom was a member of the original team at Silicon Graphics that designed and implemented XFS, the first commercially available 64-bit filesystem.


1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Hadoop Internals & Development
Location: 1 E16 / 1 E17 Level: Advanced
Thomas Phelan (BlueData)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
This session will delve into the multiple different meanings of "virtualized HDFS." It will lead an investigation into the abstraction of the HDFS protocol in order to permit any storage device to deliver data to a Hadoop application in a performance critical environment. It will include a discussion and assessment of the work in this area done by projects such as Tachyon and MemHDFS. Read more.