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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Karthik Ramasamy

Karthik Ramasamy
Cofounder and CEO, Streamlio


Karthik Ramasamy is the cofounder of Streamlio, a company building next-generation real-time processing engines. Karthik has more than two decades of experience working in parallel databases, big data infrastructure, and networking. Previously, he was engineering manager and technical lead for real-time analytics at Twitter, where he was the cocreator of Heron; cofounded Locomatix, a company that specialized in real-time stream processing on Hadoop and Cassandra using SQL (acquired by Twitter); briefly worked on parallel query scheduling at Greenplum (acquired by EMC for more than $300M); and designed and delivered platforms, protocols, databases, and high-availability solutions for network routers at Juniper Networks. He is the author of several patents, publications, and one best-selling book, Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures. Karthik holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on databases, where he worked extensively in parallel database systems, query processing, scale-out technologies, storage engines, and online analytical systems. Several of these research projects were spun out as a company later acquired by Teradata.


9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/11/2018
Location: 1E 12/13 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Data Platforms
Arun Kejariwal (Independent), Karthik Ramasamy (Streamlio)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Arun Kejariwal and Karthik Ramasamy lead a journey through the landscape of state-of-the-art systems for each stage of an end-to-end data processing pipeline, covering messaging frameworks, streaming computing frameworks, storage frameworks for real-time data, and more. They also share case studies from the IoT, gaming, and healthcare and their experience operating these systems at internet scale. Read more.
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1E 07/08 Level: Beginner
Karthik Ramasamy (Streamlio), Andrew Jorgensen (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Streaming systems like Apache Heron are being used for an increasingly broad array of applications. Karthik Ramasamy and Andrew Jorgensen offer an overview of Fabric Answers, which provides real-time insights to mobile developers to improve their product experience at Google Fabric using Apache Heron. Read more.
2:00pm–2:40pm Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 1E 07/08 Level: Beginner
Karthik Ramasamy (Streamlio), Matteo Merli (Streamlio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Apache Pulsar is being used for an increasingly broad array of data ingestion tasks. When operating at scale, it's very important to ensure that the system can make use of all the available resources. Karthik Ramasamy and Matteo Merli share insights into the design decisions and the implementation techniques that allow Pulsar to achieve high performance with strong durability guarantees. Read more.