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Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Office Hour with Todd Lipcon (Cloudera)

Todd Lipcon (Cloudera)
4:00pm–4:40pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Office Hours
Location: Table A (Office Hours)

Todd is the project founder and lead engineer on Kudu, the new open source storage engine introduced by Cloudera at Strata NYC in October. Ask him anything you’d like to know about Kudu, including:

  • Performance characteristics relative to other storage options
  • Underlying architecture and design
  • Integrations and use cases for Kudu in an application architecture.
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Todd Lipcon


Todd Lipcon is an engineer at Cloudera, where he has been leading the development of Kudu since 2012. Prior to starting the Kudu project, Todd designed and developed several major features across the Hadoop ecosystem, including highly-available metadata journaling (QJM) and automatic failover for HDFS. Todd is a PMC member and committer on Hadoop and HBase as well as a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. Todd received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University.