StarTree All-Stars

StarTree All-Stars fuel the Apache Pinot and StarTree ecosystem by contributing code, documentation, and evangelism through blogs, meetups, or events.

We want to recognize and reward the individuals who stand out, so we are proud to launch the class of 2023!

    What is the StarTree All-Stars Program?

    This global program recognizes leaders who go above and beyond, contributing extensively to the Apache Pinot and StarTree communities through knowledge sharing, advocacy, and support. All-Stars are provided access to exclusive product discussions and events and will be the first to know about significant product developments, features, and updates. They also receive limited-edition Pinot and StarTree swag!

    What does it take to be a StarTree All-Star?

    Contribution can include code or documentation commits, authoring blogs or whitepapers, speaking at conferences or meetups, and answering other community members' technical questions. Because every type of contribution is valuable, there's no specific “to-do” list to qualify, so the decision will be based on the applicant's overall contribution level and observable commitment. 

    Meet the Class of 2023

    Stripe
    Stripe

    Johan Adami

    Software Engineer

    Johan is a software engineer at Stripe on the stream analytics team, based out of New York City. View his talk "Migrating Low-Latency Time-Series Aggregation System to Pinot" from the Real-Time Analytics Summit 2022.

    Elon Azoulay

    Software Engineer

    Elon majored in Computer Science at Rutgers University and fell in love with databases ever since. He has worked as a DBA, Data Engineer and finally a Software Engineer contributing to database projects. He was on the Presto team at Facebook and loves contributing to Pinot and Trino.

    Netskope
    Netskope

    Diogo Baeder

    Staff Software Engineer

    Diogo is a software engineer focused on Python, web stuff, doing crazy things with data, and beating systems until he figures out how they can stay up while taking his punches.

    Uber
    Uber

    Ting Chen

    Staff Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Ting is a Software Engineer on Uber’s Data team. He is a Tech Lead on the Stream Analytics team whose mission is to provide fast and reliable real-time insights to Uber products and customers.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Saurabh Dubey

    Software Engineer

    Saurabh is Software engineer with a passion for learning and building performant applications.

    Uber
    Uber

    Yupeng Fu

    Principal Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Yupeng leads the real-time data platform and search platform at Uber. View his talk on Geospatial Support in Apache Pinot from an Apache Pinot Meetup in July, 2021.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Xiang Fu

    Co-Founder

    Apache Pinot PMC | Xiang Fu is the co-founder at StarTree, a cloud-native analytics platform to build the next generation of data analytics applications for millions of users. Prior to that, he was the architect at Uber's data platform team solving streaming data serving, processing, and analytics problems at a large scale.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Sharayu Gandhi

    Senior Software Engineer

    Sharayu is a passionate developer who loves working on Pinot. She has recently contributed the Segment Assignment Strategy Interface to Apache Pinot!

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Jia Guo

    Software Engineer

    Jia has been part of Apache Pinot community for over an year now and contributes to Apache Pinot as part of LinkedIn's Pinot team.

    Rippling
    Rippling

    Nizar Hejazi

    Staff Software Engineer

    Nizar is a Tech Lead and Staff Engineer at Rippling who specializes in Distributed Systems, Scalability, NoSQL databases, and Matching systems.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Vivek Iyer

    Sr Software Engineer

    Vivek is a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn working on developing and maintaining Pinot. Prior to LinkedIn, he worked as a Software Engineer for Cohesity, a startup in the data management space where he helped develop the distributed filesystem SpanFS.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Jackie Jiang

    Founding Engineer

    Apache Pinot PMC | Jackie worked at LinkedIn's Pinot team for 4 and half years and became an Apache Pinot PMC and one of the top contributors, then joined StarTree in early 2020 as a founding engineer. He is passionate about making Pinot the most powerful real-time data analytics engine.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Kartik Khare

    Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Kartik is a programmer by passion and profession, currently stuck in Bangalore traffic. Recent contributions include Spark 3.x support, Off-heap Upsert support, Realtime Protobuf decoder support, Kinesis and Pulsar connector, and JDBC query client.

    Ken Krugler

    President, Scale Unlimited

    Ken has been running a boutique big data consulting company for the past 12 years. Prior to that he did a code search startup (Krugle), created a Tibetan version of the Mac OS, and broke Steve Jobs' toe at Apple. He is a proud member of the Apache Software Foundation.

    WePay
    WePay

    Akshath Kumar

    Sr Staff Engineer

    Akshath started his career at WePay as an engineer working on building scalable infrastructure in GCP using IAAC. He later built Kafka and its components and was one of the early adopters of debezium. He currently manages the INFRA team which is responsible for all the infrastructure availability and reliability.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Seunghyun Lee

    Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot PMC | Seunghyun is a Software Engineer at StarTree after being on LinkedIn’s Pinot team for more than 5 years. He is a PMC member of Apache Pinot and has contributed several critical features to the project including replica-group support, segment merge/rollup, consistent data push, and more.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Jialiang Li

    Senior Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Jialiang Li is a Senior Software Engineer on the Online Analytics team at LinkedIn. He is a Committer of the Apache Pinot project. He has contributed to the Apache Pinot project and led some of the features like Pinot Helix controller separation, query throttling, data preprocessing, and consistent data push.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Xiaobing Li

    Software Engineer

    Xiaobing is a software engineer, particularly interested in data analytics and system observability and the intersection of both areas. You can read his blog about data ingestion and watch his talk with Neha Pawar on Tiered Storage from the Real-Time Analytics Summit 2022.

    Pythian
    Pythian

    Luan Moreno M. Maciel

    Sr. Cloud Consultant

    Luan is a Big Data Engineer & Cloud Architect, MCSE Data Management & Analytics, AWS: Solutions Architect: Associate, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, GCP Professional Data Engineer, and Speaker. Visit his YouTube channel to learn more.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Sajjad Moradi

    Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Sajjad has worked on different projects on the LinkedIn Pinot team which resulted in some contribution in Pinot OSS like enabling segment encryption in offline push jobs, ACL based authentication, or recently added some rules to Rule Engine for optimizing table configurations.

    One Way Solution
    One Way Solution

    Mateus Oliveira

    Big Data Engineer

    Mateus has worked with data for the +8 years, developing streaming data pipelines for +3 years, Apache Kafka Certificated and Speaker. At the Kafka Summit 2021 he presented a session about Apache Kafka and Pinot Data Pipeline with Luan Moreno.

    Razorpay
    Razorpay

    Prashant Pandey

    Senior SDE

    Prashant is a Software engineer at Razorpay interested in distributed systems and programming languages. He organized the first Pinot meetup in Bangalore and is very active on Slack, initiating and contributing to many discussions.

    Fi
    Fi

    Aditya Patwal

    Software Engineer

    Aditya is a champion of Pinot at Fi and previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Samsung. He recently presented "Building Secure Data Platform and Customer Analytical Workloads Using Pinot" at the Fi Bangalore HQ.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Neha Pawar

    Founding Engineer

    Apache Pinot PMC | Neha has made numerous impactful contributions to Apache Pinot, with a focus on realtime streaming integrations and ingestion. She actively fosters the growing Apache Pinot community & loves to evangelize Pinot by making entertaining video tutorials, illustrations and blog posts.

    Sovrn (Logo for All-Stars page)
    Sovrn (Logo for All-Stars page)

    Chris Prokopiak

    Principal Software Engineer

    Chris is a sports fantatic and avid golfer living in Denver. He evangalized Apache Pinot at Sovrn and plans to continue to promote to the wider community through events and interviews.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Alexander Pucher

    Founding Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | StarTree to the moon! Alex has over 10 years of distributed systems experience and a PhD in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara. This entire time has been about bigger, better, faster data analytics in the cloud.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Rong Rong

    Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Rong is a software engineer from StarTree. He is passionate about building data analytics, machine learning & stream processing platforms; and hacking on various OSS frameworks and tools. Prior to StarTree, Rong worked as software engineer in Facebook, Uber and LinkedIn; and practiced as barista, bartender and guitarist for 10+ years.

    Moveworks
    Moveworks

    Anand Sainath

    Tech Lead Engineer

    Anand is a Pinot champion at Moveworks, ensuring that they are able to evaluate the technologies provided appropriately and making it a cornerstone for a new line of user-facing analytical products. He has spent quality time giving feedback on new and existing features.

    Deuex Soltuions
    Deuex Soltuions

    Sanket Shah

    Director

    Sanket has contributed extensively to developing and maintaining the front end of Apache Pinot.

    Uber
    Uber

    Atri Sharma

    Senior Staff Engineer

    Apache Pinot Committer | Atri is a part of the Search and Real-Time Analytics team at Uber and has contributed native text indices, real time text indices, FILTER clause for aggregates, and NOT operator to Apache Pinot.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Mayank Shrivastava

    Founding Engineer | Head of Data Engineering

    Apache Pinot PMC | Mayank is one of the original team members that built Apache Pinot at LinkedIn and a PMC for the project. He currently heads the Core Data Engineering org at StarTree and helps evangelize Apache Pinot in the open source community.

    CloudKitchens
    CloudKitchens

    Weixiang Sun

    Software Engineer

    Weixiang has been a software engineer for more than 15 years with a focus in distributed system and cloud computing.

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn

    Siddharth Teotia

    Staff Software Engineer

    Apache Pinot PMC | Sidd works in LinkedIn Pinot team leading a group of people working on making Pinot better. Sidd has been part of Pinot community since June 2019 and actively participates in PR reviews, design reviews, joint collaboration with folks from open source and engineers from different organizations.

    Uber
    Uber

    Ujwala Tulshigiri

    Engineering Manager II

    Ujwala leads the data realtime analytics team at Uber which built fast, reliable and scalable analytics platform based on Apache Pinot and Presto to power various business critical use cases and real-time dashboards at Uber.

    Lakshmanan Velusamy

    Engineering Lead

    Lakshmanan is a Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience in building scalable backend systems and services. Read his blog about the GapFill function for Time-Series Datasets in Pinot.

    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)
    StarTree (Logo for All-Stars Page)

    Haitao Zhang

    Software Engineer

    Haitao is a software engineer at StarTree, working on improving Apache Pinot. Previously, he was on Apple's AIML data infrastructure team and Uber’s Streaming Data Team, working on developing services, libraries and tools for Apache Kafka.

    How do I apply?

    Nominations are closed for 2023. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Team at community@startree.ai.