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Guest Speaker: Karthik Ramasamy

Co-founder of Streamlio
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:00 pm

Karthik Ramasamy
480 Dreese Labs
2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Next Generation Real Time Architectures

 Across diverse segments in industry, there has been a shift in focus from Big Data to Fast Data. This is driven by enterprises not only producing data in volume but also at high velocity. Many daily business operations depend on real-time insights and how enterprises react to those situations.

In this talk, we will describe what constitutes a real time stack and how the stack is organized to provide an end to end real time experience. Next generation real time stack consists of Apache Pulsar, a messaging system, Heron, a distributed streaming engine and Apache BookKeeper that provides a fast streaming storage. We will delve into details of each of the systems and explain why these systems are better than the previous generation system.

Bio: Karthik Ramasamy is the co-founder of Streamlio that focuses on building next generation real time processing engines. Before Streamlio, he was the engineering manager and technical lead for real-time analytics at Twitter where he co-created Twitter Heron. He has two decades of experience working in parallel databases, big data infrastructure, and networking. He cofounded Locomatix, a company that specializes in real-time streaming processing on Hadoop and Cassandra using SQL, that was acquired by Twitter. Before Locomatix, he had a brief stint with Greenplum, where he worked on parallel query scheduling. Greenplum was eventually acquired by EMC for more than $300M. Prior to Greenplum, Karthik was at Juniper Networks, where he designed and delivered platforms, protocols, databases, and high availability solutions for network routers that are widely deployed on the internet. Before joining Juniper, at the University of Wisconsin he worked extensively in parallel database systems, query processing, scale out technologies, storage engines, and online analytical systems. Several of these research projects were later spun off as a company acquired by Teradata. Karthik is the author of several publications, patents, and "Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols and Architectures". He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a focus on big data and databases.

Host: Spyros Blanas