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Shivnath Babu

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Duke University and Unravel Data Systems

Shivnath Babu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Duke University and the Chief Scientist at Unravel Data Systems. His research focuses on ease-of-use and manageability of data-intensive systems, automated problem diagnosis, and cluster sizing for applications running on cloud platforms. Shivnath co-founded Unravel to solve the application management challenges that companies face when they adopt systems like Hadoop and Spark. Unravel originated from the Starfish platform built at Duke which has been downloaded by over 100 companies. Shivnath has received a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, and an HP Labs Innovation Research Award.


Better Visibility into Spark Execution for Faster Application Development

It can be a frustrating experience for an application developer when her application: (a) fails before completion, (b) does not run quickly or efficiently, or (c) does not produce correct results. There are many reasons…