Sameer Agarwal, Software Engineer at Databricks

Sameer Agarwal

Software Engineer, Databricks

Sameer Agarwal is a Software Engineer at Databricks working on Spark core and Spark SQL. Previously, he received his PhD in Databases from UC Berkeley AMPLab where he worked on BlinkDB, an approximate query engine for Spark.


Cost-Based Optimizer in Apache Spark 2.2

Apache Spark 2.2 ships with a state-of-art cost-based optimization framework that collects and leverages a variety of per-column data statistics (e.g., cardinality, number of distinct values, NULL values, max/min, avg/max length, etc.) to improve the… Read more