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Office Hour with Arun Murthy, Alan Gates, and Owen O'Malley

Alan Gates (Hortonworks), Owen O'Malley (Cloudera), Arun Murthy (Hortonworks)
Office Hour Table D
  • Making Hive perform interactive queries: Tez, vectorization, and optimizer improvements
  • How ORC enables higher performance and more efficient storage
  • Growing Hive’s SQL to be standard compliant: adding subquery, datatypes, updates, deletes, and ACID.
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Alan Gates

Hortonworks

Alan is a co-founder at Hortonworks and an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. Alan also designed HCatalog and guided its adoption as an Apache Incubator project. Alan has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Programming Pig, a book from O’Reilly Press.

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Owen O'Malley

Cloudera

Owen O’Malley is a co-founder and Technical Fellow at Cloudera, formerly Hortonworks. Cloudera’s software includes Hadoop and the large ecosystem of big data tools that enterprises need for their data analytics. Owen has been working on Hadoop since the beginning of 2006 at Yahoo, was the first committer added to the project, and used Hadoop to set the Gray sort benchmark in 2008 and 2009. In the last 10 years, he has been the architect of MapReduce, Security, and now Hive. Recently he has been driving the development of the ORC file format and adding ACID transactions to Hive.

Arun Murthy

Hortonworks

Arun is the lead of the MapReduce project in Apache Hadoop where he has been a full-time contributor to Apache Hadoop since its inception in 2006. He is a long-time committer and member of the Apache Hadoop PMC and jointly holds the current world sorting record using Apache Hadoop. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Arun was responsible for all MapReduce code and configuration deployed across the 42,000+ servers at Yahoo!. In essence, he was responsible for running Apache Hadoop?s MapReduce as a service for Yahoo!. Twitter: @acmurthy. He is directly responsible for every bit of code and configuration of Map-Reduce deployed at over 40,000 machines running Apache Hadoop.

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