Kannan Muthukkaruppan overviews HBase, explaining what Facebook Messages is and why they chose HBase to implement it, their contribution to HBase, and what they plan to use it for in the future.
Kannan Muthukkaruppan is the tech lead for the Facebook Messages product's storage team. He was also responsible for creating XHProf, a light weight PHP profiler (now open source), and XHProfLive, Facebook's real-time function-level performance monitoring system built on top of XHProf. Prior to joining Facebook, he worked in the PL/SQL Compiler and VM group in Oracle's database server team.
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