David Blair
Principal Software Engineer, Akamai Technologies


David Blair is a Principal Software Engineer at Akamai where he works on the Akamai Data Platform. He has been working with scalable data processing applications for over 10 years both at Akamai and in his previous roles of Director of Product Architecture at MetraTech, Inc. and Director of Engineering at Torrent Systems. He has a PhD in Mathematics from Brandeis University and B.S. in Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley.


Hadoop & Beyond, Grand West (NY Hilton)
David Blair (Akamai Technologies)
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Trecul is a dataflow system that powers Akamai's Online Adversting business, processing billions of events hourly. Trecul is built on top of HDFS & Hadoop Pipes to achieve fantastic runtime performance. We'll talk about it's use of LLVM-based JIT compilation so everything runs as native C++ code, no Java and no runtime interpreter. Akamai has open-sourced Trecul and it is available on Github. Read more.


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