Abe Taha

Abe Taha
VP Engineering, Karmasphere

Website | @abetaha

Abe was senior director of engineering for Ask.com where he led engineering for all Dictionary.com properties. Before that, Abe was director of engineering at Ning where he worked on Hadoop-based solutions for Ning users and led development of the Ning data services platform and systems management services.

Previously, Abe managed development for the Google Apps Infrastructure at Google, and while at Yahoo! served as senior engineering manager for several units including Del.icio.us, Social Search Platform, Search Front-End Platform and Listings Platform. In addition, Abe has held engineering positions at technology companies including CNA eBusiness, Scient and Jackson Software.
Abe has completed course requirements for a PhD and holds a MS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University.
Abe, the recipient of numerous academic awards and fellowships also holds a patent for development of a search engine with augmented relevance ranking by community participation.

Abe is currently the VP Engineering at Karmasphere.


Location: Mission City B5
Abe Taha (Karmasphere), Shevek - (Karmasphere), Ken Krugler (Scale Unlimited), Chris Wensel (Concurrent, Inc)
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This tutorial will explain MapReduce and how to develop big data applications in Java and high level languages such as Pig and Hive SQL. Using examples it will cover how to prototype, debug, monitor, test and optimize big data applications for Hadoop. Attendees will get hands-on instruction and will leave with a solid understanding of how to analyze data on Hadoop clusters and practical examples. Read more.


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