Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. —Piet Hein
Tom White is an Apache Hadoop committer and author of "Hadoop: the Definitive Guide" published by O'Reilly.
Tom White is one of the foremost experts
on Hadoop. He has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007,
and is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. Tom is a software
engineer at Cloudera, where he has worked, since its foundation,
on the core distributions from Apache and Cloudera. Previously
he was an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies
to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has written numerous articles
for O’Reilly, java.net and IBM’s developerWorks, and has spoken at many
conferences, including ApacheCon and OSCON. Tom has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of
Cambridge and an M.A. in philosophy of science from the University of
Leeds, UK. He currently lives in Wales with his family.