Founder & CEO
Milind Bhandarkar was the founding member of the team at Yahoo! that took Apache Hadoop from 20-node prototype to the 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 have been his area of focus for over 20 years and his area of specialization for Ph.D. (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, Yahoo!, Linkedin and Greenplum, a division of EMC. Prior to founding Ampool, an early-stage startup building next-generation data infrastructure, he was the Chief Scientist at Pivotal, a spin-off from EMC & VMware.