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Russell Sears
Senior Scientist, Microsoft


Russell Sears is one of the core developers of REEF in Microsoft’s new Cloud and Information Services Laboratory, and was previously a member of Yahoo! Research. He obtained has PhD at UC Berkeley, where he was advised by Eric Brewer. He works on scalable storage systems for analytical processing and log-structured indexing for online and low-latency applications.


Hadoop in Action Gramercy Suite
Russell Sears (Microsoft)
REEF is a set of tools and services that make it easy to implement new scalable computational frameworks atop YARN, and to allow jobs to perform multiple types of computations, such as MapReduce, iterative machine learning and graph processing. We plan to support additional programming models over time. REEF is language-independent, allowing it to bridge the Java and .NET ecosystems. Read more.


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