Amandeep Khurana is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Okera, a platform tackling the hardest issues behind data access and governance across distributed environments. Prior to founding Okera, Amandeep spent nearly 5 years at Cloudera as a Principal Solutions Architect where he spent his time as an SME resource for customers as well as internal technical teams (field, product, engineering, partner engineering, support). He helped bootstrap Cloudera’s initiative to enable deployments in the cloud (started with AWS) and enabled complex early customers to deploy while helping scale the team. Amandeep is also the co-author of HBase in Action, a book on building applications backed by HBase (http://www.manning.com/dimidukkhurana).
Before Cloudera, Amandeep was a Software Development Engineer, Elastic MapReduce at AWS where he sorked on various aspects of making Hadoop deployments in the cloud reliable, efficient and easy to use. Amandeep’s specialities include distributed systems, scalable backend systems, Hadoop, HBase, Solr, Java, and Python. He is passionate about distributed systems, big data, and helping customers get value out of new technology.