Durham, North Carolina –January 27, 2014 – Zaloni, a leading provider of peerless Hadoop software and services solutions, today announced that Dhruba Borthakur has been appointed Technical Advisor, and will become a member of the Zaloni Advisory Board.
“I am delighted that Dhruba has joined our Advisory Board,” said Ben Sharma, CEO and founder of Zaloni. “His Hadoop expertise, broad industry knowledge, and ties within the Apache Hadoop community will add depth to our advisory board, and an additional dimension of strategic engineering expertise as we expand in 2014.”
“I am pleased to join a team that is so focused on building a world class business, and delivering Comprehensive Data Hubs that solve real customer challenges, such as how to best utilize the massive amounts of data companies have stored” said Borthakur. “Zaloni has developed a unique product with their Bedrock platform, unlike anything on the market today. I look forward to being a part of guiding the future of Zaloni, and to working with such a remarkably talented group of people.”
Borthakur’s career in the technology industry spans almost 20 years, including successful roles at leading technology companies, including IBM, VERITAS, Oreceipt.com and Yahoo. Borthakur’s current focus is to design and develop RocksDB, a key-value store for multi-core processors and fast storage, at Facebook. He is one of the founding contributors for the Apache Hadoop Distributed File System, and has been associated with Hadoop since its inception. Borthakur has been instrumental in scaling Facebook’s Hadoop cluster to multiples of petabytes. He is also a contributor to the open source Apache HBase project. He has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
“The addition of Dhruba’s deep technical expertise, his guidance and strategic insights will be a valuable addition to Zaloni,” said Bijoy Bora, Co-founder of Zaloni. “The team looks forward to working with him as we continue to expand our offerings and take our business to the next level.”