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Scaling AncestryDNA using Hadoop and HBase
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by Bill Yetman,  Jeremy Pollack on Dec 05, 2013 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Bill Yetman and Jeremy Pollack discuss using several Agile techniques -start simple, get going, iterate- and the “measure everything” principle to create the architecture behind the Family History website.


Jeremy Pollack is a Senior Engineer at, where he supports a team of scientists and makes their discoveries scale. Bill Yetman has served as Senior Director of Engineering at since January 2011. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University.

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