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Nelson Estrada
Data Engineer, MapR

Nelson is a Data Engineer at MapR, where he is responsible for the architecture, design, implementation and evangelism of the MapR Data Platform. In his role at MapR, Nelson has architected and deployed many large Hadoop systems in the pharmaceutical, telco, financial, and government sectors, as well as at several startups in North America. When not learning new big data technologies, Nelson enjoys playing tennis and soccer in San Francisco.

Nelson holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where he was given the Award of Excellence by the Stanford Alumni Association, an award designed to recognize the top 10% of the graduating class.

Author's Posts

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Nelson Estrada

This is the second post in a series about the MapR Command Line Interface. The first post gave you an idea of how to use the command line to review your cluster nodes, what services were running, and how to manage them.

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Nelson Estrada

The Apache Hadoop community has given us a great set of tools that allow us to interact with the Hadoop Distributed File System. These tools obfuscate the complexities of countless machines in the background by showing us one simple and easy to understand interface.

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Nelson Estrada

Last month, MapR announced the integration of Apache Spark into the MapR platform, becoming the first and only Hadoop distribution to support the complete Spark stack, including Spark, Spark Streaming, Shark, MLLib, and GraphX.

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Nelson Estrada
This is an excerpt from a blog that originally appeared on SmartData Collective on August 14, 2013. From the time that products and services first appeared on the planet, marketers have used data in some form or another to better understand their customers and deliver more targeted pitches. Today, with a superabundance of data constantly streaming in from multiple channels, marketers have a huge "Big Data" resource they can leverage to gain actionable marketing insights. Here's are 5 ways Big Data is changing marketing---forever.

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