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Sriram Rao

Partner Scientist Manager
Sriram Rao leads the systems side of CISL, an applied research group that works closely with Microsoft's Big Data teams (namely, Scope/Cosmos/HDInsight). He has been closely involved in building a scale-out resource management infrastructure using Hadoop/YARN and tiered storage. Prior to Microsoft, Sriram was the primary designer/implementer of KFS (Kosmos filesystem) which was subsequently released as an open source project. KFS has since been deployed on large clusters at Quantcast, where it has become their primary data store and is used to process over 20PB/day.

Since joining Microsoft in 2012, he has been a strong advocate for embracing/enhancing OSS infrastructure components as a way to (quickly) develop new services on Azure.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 22

2:00pm PDT