Avkash Chauhan is the founder and principal at Big Data Perspective, working to build a product that makes Hadoop accessible to mainstream enterprises by simplifying its adoption, customization, management, and support for a Hadoop cluster. While recently at Platfora, he participated in building big data analytics software that runs natively on Hadoop. Previously he worked eight years at Microsoft building cloud and big data products and providing assistance to enterprise partners worldwide. Avkash has more than 15 years of software development experience in cloud and big data disciplines. He is an accomplished author, blogger, and technical speaker and loves the outdoors.