Key Hadoop Distributed File System Contributor Dhruba BorthakurJoins StackIQ Technical Advisory Board

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Software Engineer Instrumental in Scaling Facebook’s Hadoop Environment Brings Extensive Experience to Leading Infrastructure Management Software Company

We’re thrilled to have such an experienced Apache Hadoop contributor on board.

StackIQ, the Big Infrastructure Company, today announced that Dhruba Borthakur has been appointed to its Technical Advisory Board. Borthakur, a leading contributor to the Apache Hadoop Distributed File System open source project, will serve as advisor to the company’s product & engineering team, guiding the development of Big Data management software.

Mr. Borthakur is a software engineer at Facebook and has been one of the lead contributors for the Hadoop Distributed File System. He has been associated with Hadoop since its inception while working for Yahoo, and is currently instrumental in scaling Facebook's Hadoop cluster to multiples of petabytes. Dhruba also contributes actively to the Apache HBase project.

“We’re thrilled to have such an experienced Apache Hadoop contributor on board,” said Mason Katz, Chief Technology Officer, StackIQ. “With Dhruba’s guidance, StackIQ will provide our users with big infrastructure management software that is finely tuned to the way Big Data clusters operate.”

About StackIQ
StackIQ (formerly “Clustercorp”) is a leading provider of software that automates the deployment and management of Big Infrastructure. Based on open-source Rocks cluster management software, StackIQ’s Rocks+ product simplifies the installation and management of the hardware and software that provides the infrastructure for large scale environments having hundreds or thousands of servers supporting Big Data, Analytics, or High Performance Computing.

StackIQ is located in La Jolla, California, adjacent to the University of California, San Diego, where the open-source Rocks Group was founded. To learn more visit

Rocks+ includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors. Rocks® is a registered trademark of the Regents of the University of California.

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