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Master Collaborator

This is the thread for us all to get to know each other a little better.  Please reply to this topic with a quick introduction of yourself.  Include details like your background, what industry and job role you are in, what brings you to this community, what projects you are working on or planning, and any other interesting facts about you.


We encourage all our members to participate in this thread.  It can be a great place to make connections with other professionals, get ideas for new projects, or just enjoy a little downtime conversing with other big data practitioners.

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Super Collaborator

My name is Dennis Jaheruddin, checking in from The Netherlands.


I am very new to this community, but have been working with data for quite some years, originally starting in Analytics/Data Science but since last year I am heavily focusing heaviliy on Streaming. It may not surprise you that my favorite product of our stack is NiFi.


External info about me:



- Dennis Jaheruddin

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New Contributor

Hi guys.


I'm glad to be here.

I'm a Data Engineer in the banking sector.

Not currently working with Cloudera but evaluating the possibilities to do it.

Best of wishes an have a nive weekend!!!




New Member


my name is carlo serrangeli and I work as a program manager in GE Aviation in Evendale Ohio.

we are using HDP 3.0 for our business analytics needs.

I woul dlike to be in contact with the community to understand trends best practices and lkesson learned.



I am Sagar Nyamagouda,

I have 1 year experience on the Big Data ecosystem and its use-cases

I am Working as an R & D Big Data Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Glad to join Cloudera Community !

New Member

Hi, I am the DEV Lead from CIBC Canada working on EDH 5.14. We are exploring the solution for using HBase.

New Contributor

Hi all,


Scala dev from the Netherlands, here. Currently using CDH 6.1.1 (in fact, my company may have played some role in requesting that .1 being provided by Cloudera. Thanks again for that, guys!).

I mostly do ETL-type stuff, using HDFS and Kudu.

I'm actualy a biochemist/systems biologist by training, but quickly jumped to Web analysis when I was done with school, and then retrained to be a java developer and BI specialist. From there it was a fairly small jump to HDFS and scala.

In my free time I do some home lab/ home networking stuff, a little bit of game development, and I've recently picked up pencil sketching to wind down.

New Contributor

Hi there,

I am Michael and gathered 20+ yrs experience in development and architecture, inhouse and consulting, mostly around Oracle databases. I touched a lot of languages and technologies and really like to learn, which lead me to join a Team at my employer to work with Big Data tech to tackle some existing and future challenges. Workwise we are still on HDP and wait for the final development on Cloudera's side regarding licensing "and stuff" 🙂 


When I am not working I love to listen to music in proper quality and spent a lot of my time on correcting impulse responses of speaker systems. I play Guitar and Bass, do some recording, play with a Metal band and properly annoy my wife and two Maine Coons.


New Contributor

Hi everyone, I'm Lovan and I head Product at Cazena. We are a partner of Cloudera and provide a Private SaaS version of Cloudera that runs on AWS and Azure. Looking forward to learning and contributing to this community.


My background is in analytics but has been more focused on security / dev ops and cloud in the last 4 years.


New Contributor

My name is Pouya Yousefi and I'm a Data Science / ML Engineer and Assoc. Director located in Paris, France working for IQVIA, "the Human Data Science" company.  There is a definite chemistry between Cloudera and IQVIA and I'm a proponent for a closer relationship to focus on improving big data, ML, and AI services to our shared healthcare and pharma clients.


The support and service from the Cloudera team has been superb and I look forward to continuing our work together.

New Member

Hi everyone,


I am Ahmet and currently I am an Data Architect. Approximately 10 years I have been working in the IT. My background is in DataWarehouse and Analytics systems development.


I am so excited about a part of this community. 



New Contributor

Hi everyone,


My name is Onur Tokat and I participate in this community from Turkey. Over 15 years working experience on IT sector as a Java Developer, almost last three years I have been working as Big Data developer mostly based on Cloudera Distributions.


My big data journey started at Nokia Turkey as Big Data Software professional and currently, I have been working at Dilisim as Senior Big Data Developer to implement and do customized development for customer on Cloudera Distribution.


My interest area is doing development using data streaming analytics (Kafka, Spark, and Flink), and adding effective big data ecosystem components on cloudera architecture.


Nice to meet you!


New Member

Hi All, I am Arun M Prasad, would like to introduce myself as Data Engineer. I did my Master in Advance Computing and have around 12 years of experience in IT industry. Worked in various domain like Retail, Education, Telecommunication and Banking and ran my start-up in Singapore. I was trained and certified as a Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop.


Hi All, I am Saroj Kumar sahu, I am from India having 11 Years of experience on various technologies like Linux,Netapp Storage,Hadoop Administration,Windows,AWS etc. I have worked in various projects like Data Center operations to the production support and I have some experience of Technical teaching as well.

I am looking forward to work in the Hadoop Technology moreover Administration part.


Thank you so much!! Please help me in terms gaining more and more knowledge!!


Thanks and Regards,


New Contributor


I am working on performance optimization for spark jobs in my workplace.


I have about 2 years of experience in BIG DATA environment and previously worked on Teradata platform for 14 years



Sandesh R Gitte


 My background is in WINDOWS systems administration, Java development, application support and engineering.  I had about 9 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including pharma and finance.


I joined JPMC in 2015 as a support engineer and still working with them. I worked as Kafka SME and been working with steam analytics. 


You can find me on linkedin @



New Contributor

 My background is in application and systems developer in application support and enterprise software.  I had about 2 years of experience in software and system developer governmental organisation.


I joined Cloudera in 2019 as a member for share my experience in Apache metron on the cloud community and also getting some information about metron from community members specially to know about elasticsearch and kibana data visualisation.


When I'm not working, I enjoy reading and and practice some video and photo shop. special I enjoy local movies.



My name is Ravi. I am a Hadoop Enthusiast and have handson on CDH and HDP. I am HDP and CDH Certified. Interests : HDFS, HIVE, YARN, SPARK, KAFKA, HBASE, NIFI.





My name is Robin and certified Cloudera admin/developer and hands on Hadoop CDH and HDP as architect, admin and data engineer for last 8-9 years now.

Working on scala and python for ETL and ML/DL projects, found so much fun working with scala and python program.  

Always try to stay on top of the technology.

New Contributor

I have worked with HIVE/Impala through the HUE interface for 3 years with Financial Crime for Nordea, at large Nordic Bank.


Earlier I did implementation of a niche product - Infor CPM - for budgetting, financial consolidation and reporting. From a background in business I have been picking up more an more technical skills, SQL, VBA, Python .... 

New Member

Long time financial person over 40 years.  Have been a CFO/Principal at a retail brokerage firm, Sr. Financial Analyst, CFP(R) etc etc.  Now on write financial articles and humorous books.  Been following Cloudera since June 2018.  Think the company has turned the corner.  Here's my most recent article on the investment site Seeking Alpha

Appreciate feedback as the technology is above my pay grade and I like seeing the negatives to evenly weigh all factors on the direction of the company.




In addition, I have been a professor at the University of Costa Rica for 10 years, I teach the Fundamentals of Databases and Database Administration courses.

I am currently developing Hadoop architectures for my company and DataScience processes with emphasis on Python and R.

My free days are spent with my children and wife, I like mountain biking and running. I like to read about science, technology and human history.