Speaker Interview: Jonathan Hsieh

Continuing our ad hoc series of Hadoop Summit speaker interviews. This short interview is with Jonathan Hsieh of Cloudera. You can register for Hadoop Summit here, and see the detailed schedule here.

HS: Tell us a little about your session.

JH: In the session that Kevin and I will be presenting – Trends in Supporting Production Apache HBase Clusters – we will talk about the trends we’ve seen supporting Cloudera’s production HBase customers starting from the 0.90 versions to the more recent 0.92 and 0.94 versions.  Over the past couple years we’ve supported a wide range of customers and HBase use cases, and will present evidence that HBase is steadily becoming more robust and production-ready as well as admin-friendly for enterprises.

HS: What other sessions are most exciting to you?

JH: There is a lot of important progress around the stack, but I’m particularly interested in the seeing YARN in production talk, some of the predictive analytics talks, and the resource management talk.

HS: What has changed in the world of Hadoop compared to last year?

JH: Beyond the obvious roar around low-latency and sql on nosql, the widening number of systems and applications being built and systemetized on top of the hadoop stack.

HS: Thanks! And best of luck with your session.

Jonathan is a Software Engineer with Cloudera, currently focused on the Apache HBase project. He is an Apache HBase committer and PMC member, a committer and founder of the Apache Flume project, and a committer on the Apache Sqoop project. Jonathan has an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Washington and also has an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.