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Ali Hussain
CTO & Co-Founder, Flux7 Labs

Ali Hussain has been designing scalable and distributed systems for the last decade. He acquired his passion for distributed systems while earning his MS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Flux7 Labs, he leads the team on the technical front managing a variety of consulting projects. In these projects he has dealt with Hadoop, distributed database design, and innovative network communication technologies. He has a thirst for new technologies and is always on a quest for interesting ones.

Outside work, he enjoys biking, camping and hiking!

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Posted on February 10, 2014 by Ali Hussain

We, at Flux7 Labs, a solutions company, help customers maximize performance/$. To help our customers make the right decisions we constantly research and evaluate the solutions available to customers and thereby build and strengthen our internal knowledge. As part of this research process, we evaluated the most common Hadoop distributions on various metrics. The distributions we tested were from Intel, Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR. This testing was done independently on all the distributions.

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