Srivas ran one of the major search infrastructure teams at Google where GFS, BigTable and MapReduce were used extensively. He wanted to provide that powerful capability to everyone, and co-founded MapR on his vision to build the next-generation platform for semi-structured big data. His strategy was to evolve Hadoop and bring simplicity of use, extreme speed and complete reliability to Hadoop users everywhere, and make it seamlessly easy for enterprises to use this powerful new way to get deep insights.
Srivas was Chief Architect at Spinnaker Networks (now NTAP) which built the industry's fastest single-box NAS filer, as well as the industry's most scalable clustered filer. Previously, he managed the Andrew File System (AFS) engineering team at Transarc (now IBM). AFS is now standard classroom material in operating systems courses. While not writing code, Srivas enjoys playing tennis, badminton and volleyball. M.C. has an MS in Computer Science from University of Delaware, and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.
Blog Posts by M.C. Srivas
February 24, 2016 | By M.C. Srivas
Big Data is Inevitable
Big data is amazing. Put to use effectively, it delivers efficiencies on a scale that was previously impossible. We live and operate in a complex, highly interconnected world, where almost everything interacts with everything else. Even a small business...Read more
December 08, 2015 | By M.C. Srivas
Our Cofounder's Perspective on the Data Platform
In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, MC Srivas, MapR Co-Founder, walks you through the MapR Data Platform that has been in the making for the last 6 years and is now finally complete with MapR Streams (Now called MapR Event Store for Apache Kafka...Read more
September 29, 2015 | By M.C. Srivas
The MapR CTO/Co-Founder on MapR Database and Project Kudu – Whiteboard Walkthrough
Editor's Note: In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, MC Srivas, MapR CTO and Co-Founder, explains the innovation and vision behind MapR Database and how project Kudu stacks up to the MapR Data Platform. Here's the unedited transciption:...Read more
February 26, 2013 | By M.C. Srivas
Hadoop Minutesort Record
Gone in 60 seconds! Breaking the MinuteSort Record Yuliya Feldman, Amit Hadke, Gera Shegalov, M. C. Srivas Introduction The MinuteSort test measures how much data a system can sort in 1 minute. The test requires that a random sequence of 100-byte records...Read more
October 24, 2012 | By M.C. Srivas
Record Setting Hadoop in the Cloud
When MapR was given access to Google Compute Engine's limited preview, we ran a lot of mini tests on the virtualized hardware to figure out how to tune our software. The results of those tests were surprisingly good. The speed and consistent performance...Read more
November 06, 2011 | By M.C. Srivas
Hadoop Benchmarks – Looking Beyond the Splash
Recently a world record was claimed for a Hadoop benchmark. MapR has run numerous benchmarks where MapR performs 2 to 5 times faster than other distributions and have published these results. So a world record was quite a claim. We were surprised to...Read more
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