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Alex Rasmussen

Alex Rasmussen is a Senior Software Engineer at Trifacta, where he specializes in distributed systems, large-scale data processing, database systems and storage systems. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at UC San Diego and has since worked at Google and Intel.

Expanding the Big Data Toolbox

With the release of Hadoop 2.0, the Hadoop ecosystem is undergoing a major transition. While Hadoop 1.0 provided one general-purpose programming model operating on semi-structured data, Hadoop 2.0 allows for a much larger ecosystem of special-purpose systems, many of which require structured data. It’s worth reflecting on how this transition came about, and the new […]

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Alex Rasmussen  •  March 3, 2014
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