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Arun Murthy has contributed to Apache Hadoop full-time since the inception of the project in early 2006. He is a long-term Hadoop Committer and a member of the Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee. Previously, he was the architect and lead of the Yahoo Hadoop Map-Reduce development team and was ultimately responsible, technically, for providing Hadoop Map-Reduce as a service for all of Yahoo - currently running on nearly 50,000 machines! Arun is the Founder and Architect of the Hortonworks Inc., a software company that is helping to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. Hortonworks was formed by the key architects and core Hadoop committers from the Yahoo! Hadoop software engineering team in June 2011 in order to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. Funded by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, one of the preeminent technology investors, their goal is to ensure that Apache Hadoop becomes the standard platform for storing, processing, managing and analyzing big data. He lives in Silicon Valley in California.
Douglas Eadline, PhD, began his career as a practitioner and a chronicler of the Linux Cluster HPC revolution and now documents big data analytics. Starting with the first Beowulf How To document, Dr. Eadline has written hundreds of articles, white papers, and instructional documents covering virtually all aspects of HPC computing. Prior to starting and editing the popular ClusterMonkey.net web site in 2005, he served as Editor¿in¿chief for ClusterWorld Magazine, and was Senior HPC Editor for Linux Magazine. Currently, he is a consultant to the HPC industry and writes a monthly column in HPC Admin Magazine. Both clients and readers have recognized Dr. Eadline's ability to present a "technological value proposition" in a clear and accurate style. He has practical hands on experience in many aspects of HPC including, hardware and software design, benchmarking, storage, GPU, cloud, and parallel computing.