About the Author
P. Taylor Goetz
P. Taylor Goetz is an Apache Storm committer and release manager and has been involved with the usage and development of Storm since it was first released as open source in October of 2011. As an active contributor to the Storm user community, Taylor leads a number of open source projects that enable enterprises to integrate Storm into heterogeneous infrastructure. Presently, he works at Hortonworks where he leads the integration of Storm into Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Prior to joining Hortonworks, he worked at Health Market Science where he led the integration of Storm into HMS' next generation Master Data Management platform with technologies including Cassandra, Kafka, Elastic Search, and the Titan graph database.
Brian O'Neill is a husband, hacker, hiker, and kayaker. He is a fisherman and father as well as big data believer, innovator, and distributed computing dreamer. He has been a technology leader for over 15 years and is recognized as an authority on big data. He has experience as an architect in a wide variety of settings, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He believes in open source and contributes to numerous projects. He leads projects that extend Cassandra and integrate the database with indexing engines, distributed processing frameworks, and analytics engines. He won InfoWorld's Technology Leadership award in 2013. He authored the Dzone reference card on Cassandra and was selected as a Datastax Cassandra MVP in 2012 and 2013. In the past, he has contributed to expert groups within the Java Community Process (JCP) and has patents in artificial intelligence and contextbased discovery. He is proud to hold a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University. Presently, Brian is Chief Technology Officer for Health Market Science (HMS), where he heads the development of their big data platform focused on data management and analysis for the healthcare space. The platform is powered by Storm and Cassandra and delivers realtime data management and analytics as a service.