DATE: Thursday, April 9, 2009
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PLACE: Wean Hall 8220

Jeff Hammerbacher

Global Information Platforms: Evolving the Data Warehouse

Slides available - PDF

A brief review of the history of data warehousing and business intelligence, in the world at large and at Facebook specifically. Some highly speculative discussion of how things might evolve over the next few years, as well as a specific discussion of some system design challenges that Cloudera is currently addressing.

Jeff Hammerbacher is the Vice President of Products and Chief Scientist at Cloudera. Jeff was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners immediately prior to joining Cloudera. Before Accel, he conceived, built, and led the Data team at Facebook. The Data team was responsible for driving many of the applications of statistics and machine learning at Facebook, as well as building out the infrastructure to support these tasks for massive data sets. The team produced several academic papers and two open source projects: Hive, a system for offline analysis built above Hadoop, and Cassandra, a structured storage system on a P2P network. Before joining Facebook, Jeff was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street. Jeff earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Harvard University.

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