Brian Parkison is a Staff Software Engineer for MapR. Prior to MapR, Brian was a Senior Software Engineer for Panzura, a provider of cloud storage and application optimization products. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the technical staff for NetApp. Brian holds two patents in the area of distributed file systems. In addition to Hadoop, he has experience in many other areas, including distributed systems, file systems, Kernel, Perl and Unix. Brian has a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.