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Two Recent NECINA-DIG Events Where I Gave Talks

In the past I've attended multiple events hosted by NECINA. Recently the Director of NECINA-DIG invited me to speak in two events.

On May 4, 2017 I was invited to be the sole speaker of a NECINA-DIG meetup event. The title of my talk was "Big Data Platform Landscape by 2017". The talk slides are available athttps://BigAnalyticsPlatform.com. There were around 40 professionals who attended.



On May 14, 2017 I was invited to be a panelist of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Technology at 2017 Boston FinTech Forum with Ant Financial. My co-panelists includedPeng Xu (Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence, Ant Financial), Charles Wang (AI and Big Data Scientist/Entrepreneur), and Greg Woolf (Founder & CEO, Coalesce.Info). There were around 200 people who attended.

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Introduction to the Blog Site

This is my personal blog site, on topics related to big-data analytics platform. Roughly speaking, the platform layer of the big-data stack includes software technologies that enable the development of analytics software. For instance, distributed database systems can be considered to be at the platform layer.

A little introduction of me the blogger. I think of myself a Big-data Hands-on Architect. After I got my Ph.D. in database systems in 2002 (University of California, Riverside), I worked as a faculty member for 7 years and then switched to the industry. I've moved from Microsoft to Paradigm4 to Facebook. At Microsoft I worked on a single-server system (Microsoft SQL Server). At Paradigm4 (which was founded by Turing Award Laureate Mike Stonebraker) I led the engineering team to develop a "tight-clustering" distributed system (SciDB). At Facebook I'm working on "loose-clustering" distributed systems (Spark, etc.). These experiences provided me a reaso…