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Kiran Mehta
Vice President, Engineering, MapR

As Vice President of Engineering, Kiran Mehta is responsible for development of key elements of MapR's enterprise-ready Data and Compute Platforms. Most recently, at Informatica, Kiran was responsible for the development and adoption of Informatica's Data Platform. Kiran built and managed the infrastructure and partner team of IBM Research's web-scale text analytic incubation initiative called WebFountain. Early in his career, as part of the kernel teams of IBM DB2 and RedBrick Data Warehouse, he developed various performance and high-availability features.

Kiran earned a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an M.Eng. from McGill University, Canada.

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Posted on May 22, 2015 by Kiran Mehta

One of the challenges with big data technologies is the ability to get the system installed, configured and up and running. Without a running system, you cannot even start leveraging your data assets. A fully functional big data stack is comprised of many interdependent products/services.

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