Suresh is an Apache Hadoop committer and member of the Apache Hadoop PMC. Suresh is an active contributor to the Apache HDFS project. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, he served as a software architect at Yahoo! working on Apache Hadoop HDFS. Suresh also worked for Sylantro Systems in various technical leadership roles, developing scalable infrastructure for hosted communications services. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (India). Follow Suresh on Twitter: @suresh_m_s.