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Sameer Agarwal

Software Engineer, Databricks

Sameer Agarwal is a Software Engineer at Databricks working at the intersection of large scale distributed systems, databases and statistics. He received his PhD in Databases from UC Berkeley AMPLab where he led the research, design and development of BlinkDB (http://blinkdb.org), an open-sourced, massively parallel approximate query processing framework. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati where he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal in 2009. He was a Qualcomm Innovation Fellow in 2012-13 and a Facebook Graduate Fellow in 2013-14.


BlinkDB and G-OLA: Supporting Continuous Answers with Error Bars in SparkSQL

Big datasets are growing exponentially, but our needs to get quick interactive responses to our queries remain ever as important. This talk will feature an overview of various components in BlinkDB and introduce a new…