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Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji
Business Development, Databricks
Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji leads business development for Databricks where he splits his time between overseeing strategic partnerships and ecosystem development, and yes, writing code. Prior to Databricks, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he advised leading technology companies and enterprises on Next Generation IT and Big Data. He holds a a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji

Apache Spark recently celebrated its five-year anniversary as an open source project. While we are always humbled and excited by the open source success of Spark, it gives us far greater pleasure in knowing that there are more and more organizations this year that are deploying Spark into production business applications.

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji
Today, MapR announced that it will distribute and support the Apache Spark platform as part of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop in partnership with Databricks. We’re thrilled to start on this journey with MapR for a multitude of reasons.

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