Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly
VP of Research and Development, Quantcast


Jim Kelly leads Quantcast’s R&D team, which works on both adding computing capacity through cluster software innovations and using it up through new analytic and modeling products. Having been at Quantcast for six years, he has seen its data volumes and processing challenges grow from zero to petabytes and led technical and organizational changes that have kept Quantcast a step ahead. Previously he held engineering leadership roles at Oracle, Kana, and Scopus Technology (acquired by Siebel). Jim holds a PhD in physics from Princeton University.


Beyond Hadoop Great America Ballroom J
Jim Kelly (Quantcast)
This talk introduces an open-source distributed file system that will double the capacity of your Hadoop cluster and speed up your MapReduce jobs. The talk will describe the Reed-Solomon implementation and its implications for cluster performance, how it leverages the speed of modern networks to achieve better storage efficiency and make Hadoop jobs run faster. Read more.


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