Ben Lorica hosts a conversation with Hadoop cofounder Doug Cutting and Tom White, an early user and committer of Apache Hadoop.
Doug Cutting is the chief architect at Cloudera and the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera from Yahoo, where he was a key member of the team that built and deployed a production Hadoop storage-and-analysis cluster for mission-critical business analytics. Doug holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and sits on the board of the Apache Software Foundation.
Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.
Tom White is one of the foremost experts on Hadoop. Tom is a data scientist at Cloudera, where he has worked since its foundation on the core distributions from Cloudera and Apache. Previously, he was an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007 and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. His book Hadoop: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly) is recognized as the leading reference on the subject. He has written numerous articles for O’Reilly, Java.net, and IBM’s developerWorks and has spoken at several conferences including ApacheCon, OSCON, and Strata + Hadoop World. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s in philosophy of science from the University of Leeds, UK.
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