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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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New Contributor

Hi i am new here and wanted to know how to ask a question?


Hello, I am Rafi Sheikh, a beginner at Hadoop usage.  My day to day role is SAS administrator.  The majority of my work is setting up SAS server as a client to Hadoop cluster.  To understand the difficulties or nuances, I have installed CDH 5.5 in our lab (Kerberos enabled).  Currently struggling to get the XML, JAR files needed to connect to Hadoop (Cloudera Quickstart).  On other note, I am house broken and human to 3 cats; Hunter, Amber, and Puma. Love travel.  (Plz be gentle when I ask dumb Hadoop questions, I am sure I will ask many).  Cheers!



Im a Data Analysis with 9 years experience, now a student of Data Science, and trying to use pyspark in Cloudera.

Have had many difficulties to upgrade the Spark version in Cloudera, Im following all help I find online but no success.

Would like some support to achieve this.

Community Manager

A hearty welcome to our recent new members. 


@LearningPyspark I think our Spark board will be the right place to start your search for answers. 

Cy Jervis, Manager, Community Program
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I'm a C++/C# programmer interested in Hadoop and development withing the Big Data ecosystem. In order to get started I am attempting to set up a training cluster on some commodity hardware I have idle on my home network:


Any advice would be much appreciated!


Hello Folks,


My name is Prem and I work for State Street.


A backend architect on java/ various dbs for the past 2 decades, I am new to the hadoop world, and looking forward to learning from you awesome folks!


Hi All,


My name is Anna and my experience is working on Business Intelligence sofware (MicroStrategy and Oracle BI) as frontend and backend developer. I also have experience in ETL mainly with Informatica.


I would like to get involved in Hadoop projects so I would like to start with getting my own environment 🙂 if anyone could take a look on my first question I would appreciate it:


Thank you! 🙂


New Contributor

Hello everybody, Just call me Sam for short, my background is in electrical engineering specifically power and control engineering as my domain of expertise. Then I added new skillsets in RDMS using SQL to help me understand and manipulate a lot of engineering data related to asset optimization using various software like Maximo 7.5 WAM, SAP FI/CO, CASCADE, SYBASE, MATHLAB, TABLEAU. I am part of our company big data user group focusing on using time-series data specifically coming from our PMU sensor (synchrophasor data) to discover insight on how to diagnose the health of our asset by using regression and decision tree machine learning techique to classify the health of our asset.


I join the cloudera community to share my implementation success and problem in using streaming big data using HUE and get help from the member of this community.


Interesting fact about me is I am developing a cloud based technology using AWS in Education Technology space to answer the question. Is it possible to combine formula and calculator in order to solve the common problem of forgetting formula and calculator and make it easy to use?  


Thank you.

Expert Contributor

Hi everyone, I am Manu from Spain, and I am new here and I wanted to learn and to teach when i can !!

I have been working with CDH during more than 1 year and now i think is a moment to join with this community.



Best regards.


Expert Contributor


my name is Georgios Kasapoglou.

I am working as admin (not limited 🙂 ) and my involvement with CDH and Cloudera starts on 2012. I have designed and implemeted several installations in production environment and more in lab environment.

You can find my full profile in


I was not participating in community so much. I had another account using the company e-mail of my previous company. Now I work as a freelancer.