Milind Bhandarkar was the founding member of the team at Yahoo! that took Apache Hadoop from 20-node prototype to datacenter-scale production system, and has been contributing and working with Hadoop since version 0.1.0. He started the Yahoo! Grid solutions team focused on training, consulting, and supporting hundreds of new migrants to Hadoop. Parallel programming languages and paradigms has been his area of focus for over 20 years, and his area of specialization for PhD (Computer Science) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, Siebel Systems, Pathscale Inc. (acquired by QLogic), Yahoo! and Linkedin.
Milind’s stints as Chief Scientist at Greenplum (a division of EMC) and Pivotal only speak volumes of his immense knowledge in the field of Big Data and Cloud Computing.
Currently, he is the founder and CEO of Ampool, Inc. – a steath-mode startup working on creating next generation data infrastructure products that enable high-performance analytics while reducing both cost and architectural concerns.