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Big Data & Brews: Jonathan Gray, CEO of Continuuity

By on October 22, 2013

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 data platforms.

We talked about Streamy in addition to all of the cool stuff they’re doing for developers over at Continuuity, we talked about how they’re simplifying YARN with Weave, about his life at Facebook working on HBase, we talked about Gradle, “script kitties”, taking tequila shots in an interview, and a lot more.

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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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