Sameer Farooqui

Sameer is a Client Services Engineer at Databricks where he focuses on enabling Spark deployments via tech support, consulting and training. Prior to joining Databricks, Sameer was a freelance big data trainer and consutant. He has taught over 120 classes globally on big data topics such as Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig HBase Cassandra, Couchbase, NoSQL architectures, OpenStack and Modern Application Development. He is also a regular speaker at various big data conferences such as Strata + Hadoop World, Cassandra Summit and Big Data Tech Con.

Before freelancing, Sameer was a Systems Architect at Hortonworks, an Emerging Data Platforms Consultant at Accenture R&D and an Enterprise Solutions Specialist at Symantec (VERITAS division).