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The Industry is saying

Hadoop metrics and dashboards are like check-engine lights. You still need an expert to tell you what’s wrong and how to fix it.

Jerome Boulon, Creator of Honu at Netflix
Founder at CaliStream

Big data applications are hard to troubleshoot even for an expert. Complex interdependencies and incomplete information make it especially challenging.

Eric Chu, Rocket Scientist at Rocket Fuel

Meet our Team

Unravel is radically simplifying the management of big data systems and applications.

  • Kunal Agarwal

    Co-founder

    Kunal has led sales and implementation of Oracle products at several Fortune 100 companies. He also co-founded Yuuze.com, a pioneer in personalized shopping and what-to-wear recommendations. Before which he helped Sun Microsystems evaluate Big Data infrastructure like Sun’s Grid Computing Engine. Kunal holds a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Valparaiso University and a M.B.A from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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  • Shivnath Babu

    Co-founder

    Shivnath is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. He brings over a decade of research experience in ease-of-use and manageability of data-intensive systems. Shivnath leads the Starfish project at Duke University that pioneered automatic Hadoop application tuning, problem diagnosis, and resource management. Shivnath has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, and has received U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, HP Labs Innovation award and three IBM Faculty Awards.

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  • Paul Baclace

    VP Engineering / Co-founder

    Paul Baclace is a big data expert with over 20 years of software engineering experience focused on infrastructure. He worked on Nutch/Hadoop at Internet Archive with Doug Cutting in 2005, and later accelerated Hadoop adoption at AT&T interactive. Paul ran DevOps from zero to 1 million users at jaxtr.com and founded Metazeta.com in 2011 which generates coordinated Hadoop clusters. Paul has previously held executive engineering positions at multiple startups, Excite.com, and Autodesk. Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

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Advisors and Investors

  • Dr. Jeff Magnusson

    Netflix

    Jeff Magnusson heads up the Data Platform Architecture group at Netflix, a team responsible for the design and creation of services and APIs to make access to big data at Netflix as intuitive, efficient, and self-service as possible. Prior to joining Netflix, he was developing data analytics software at a startup in Austin, TX. Jeff holds a PhD from the University of Florida focusing on database system implementation.

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  • Jerome Boulon

    Riot Games

    Jerome Boulon is the Technical Director of Data Services for the Big Data team at Riot Games and founder of CaliStream. His work at Riot Games involves expanding the Honu framework to leverage Big Data for strategic insight on League of Legends' 32 million monthly active players. Before Riot, Jerome was instrumental in building Honu for Netflix which collects over 70 billion events per day. Jerome was also on the Hadoop team at Yahoo!, where he open-sourced Chukwa, a data collection pipeline designed for regular data centers. Over the past 15 years, he’s also worked for companies like Convera, Fast Search & Transfer, and Vidéotron, the largest cable modem provider in Quebec.

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  • Ken Rudin

    Facebook

    Ken leads Analytics at Facebook, where he’s focused on leveraging Facebook’s massive analytics platform to generate high-impact insights that optimize both the Facebook user experience and Facebook’s overall business.
    Prior to Facebook, Ken was the VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga. Before that, Ken was the founder and CEO of LucidEra, a company that pioneered the creation of the on-demand analytics market. Before founding LucidEra, Ken was VP and General Manager of Siebel CRM OnDemand and also VP of Marketing for Siebel Analytics (now Oracle Analytics) at Siebel Systems. Before Siebel, Ken served as Senior VP of Products at Salesforce.com, and prior to that was co-founder and CEO of Emergent Corporation, a consulting company focused on building large-scale data warehousing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Kenstarted his career at the Scalable Systems Division at Oracle, where he focused on large scale data warehouses.
    Ken holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Harvard University and a master's degree in business from Stanford University.

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