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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: Pivotal Chief Scientist, Milind Bhandarkar, Talks about Life Before Pivotal


April 15, 2014

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Following last week’s snapshot of how Pivotal works, Milind and I shared some of my favorite Indian beer, Kingfisher, and talked about the cool projects he’s had a chance to work on before joining the company. Did you know he worked on the first super computer in India and also at the Center for Simulation […]

Eric Baldeschwieler

Big Data & Brews: Eric Baldeschwieler on the History of Hadoop & The Beginnings of YARN


February 11, 2014

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Given its opening day at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference, today seems an appropriate day to share this second part of my discussion with Eric Baldeschwieler who shares the rest of his story of how Hadoop came to be within Yahoo. TRANSCRIPT Stefan:           I really have a tough job. Sitting here, drinking… Eric:                 It’s good to bring […]

Ari Zilka, CTO of Hortonworks

Big Data & Brews: Ari Zilka, CTO of Hortonworks, on Project Stinger, YARN and Tez


January 21, 2014

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I had a really interesting discussion with Hortonwork’s CTO Ari Zilka about Project Stinger, ORC files, YARN and Tez. The transcript of our talk is included below the video with a bunch of useful hyperlinks so you can go find out more. TRANSCRIPT Stefan:           Welcome to Big Data and Brews, today with Hortonworks‘ CTO Ari […]

Jonathan Gray, CEO of Continuuity

Big Data & Brews: Jonathan Gray, CEO of Continuuity


October 22, 2013

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Jon and I go back several years, and we’ve had plenty of nerdy conversations over beers. This is just the first one to be recorded. And today is an appropriate day to publish this next installment of Big Data & Brews because of this news:  Founders relaunch social reader Streamy to prove a point about big […]