WANdisco Announces Appointment of Veteran Apache Hadoop Developer, Dr. Konstantin Boudnik
San Ramon, CA – January 10, 2013 - WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced Konstantin Boudnik has joined the company as Director of Big Data Distribution reporting to Jagane Sundar, CTO and Vice President of Engineering for Big Data. Dr. Boudnik, who joins WANdisco from Karmasphere, will lead WANdisco’s Big Data team in the rollout of its certified Hadoop binaries and graphical user interface (GUI), ensuring quality control and stability of the Hadoop open source code.
Dr. Boudnik, one of the original developers of Hadoop and founder of Apache BigTop, the open source project that focuses on building community around the packaging and interoperability testing of Hadoop-related projects, is uniquely qualified for the position.
“In building our Big Data team, we’ve been seeking Hadoop visionaries and authorities who demonstrate leadership and originality,” said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. “Konstantin Boudnik clearly fits that description, and we’re honored that he’s chosen to join our team. He brings great professionalism and distribution expertise to WANdisco.”
Dr. Boudnik has extensive experience in software development, including Hadoop, analytics, Git, distributed systems and more. An Apache Hadoop committer since 2009, Dr. Boudnik worked at Cloudera prior to Karmasphere, designing and implementing customer solutions, and previous to that, he was Hadoop automation architect with Yahoo! Before Yahoo!, he was at Sun Microsystems, where he led development teams, increased quality control, shortened development lifecycles and improved resources utilization. Dr. Boudnik, who holds several patents, earned his PhD and MS in Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg University, Russia.