Vishnu Nair recently resigned as a Technology Lead from Taylor & Francis. (Currently on vacation)
I was hired to optimise business processes through customer-focused digital solutions. I was leading cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into business, functional and technical specifications. I was responsible for managing & maintaining our high available, scalable and reliable digital platforms.
Before joining in T&F, He worked as a DevOps Manager for EduSparrow. He was responsible for managing the EduSparrow Platform. He was also leading data-driven digital transformation for EduSparrow.
He also worked as an External Board Advisor for Facilitracks, Native Sparrow and as a Global Head of DevOps – R&D BigData for VEON. His Job responsibilities in VEON was setting up a high available, scalable & reliable architecture for the Data Management Platform (DMP) in 12 countries. Responsible for data strategy, overseeing product, engineering and science functions, powering data governance around regulatory, security and access. He is also responsible for running different microservices to support the DMP & Engagement Platform. He has around over 10+ years of experience in Linux, DevOps, BigData and Cloud Computing Technologies.
Before joining VEON, he lead a DevOps team at Getsocial – A Game development company. He was responsible for designing, configuring, documenting, maintaining and optimizing the infrastructure that supports their products including API’s, Websites, BI and other internal services on multiple environments. His main task was migrating the architecture from non-structured environment to a structured one in AWS. During that period, he worked with variety of tools like Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Jenkins, Tableau and used many features in AWS like ECS, RDS, RedShift, Elasticache and so on.
He also lead many teams when he was working in Dubai & India. He was a Solution Architect for setting up an architecture with high availability, scalability & reliability for BigData Projects. He had worked with different Hadoop vendors like Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR for providing best solutions for data handling & mining for business use cases.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in B.TECH from the Pondicherry University in India. When he is not working, you can find him attending and speaking at conference and meetups. He loves to write blogs & play with the latest tools. You can see some of his blogs & code from the below websites.
My Weapon of choice:
Big data technologies :- Hortonworks/Cloudera/MapR Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Kafka, Hive, HBase, Spark, Oozi, Samza, Zeppelin, Apache Airflow, Airbnb Superset and so on.
Configuration Management :- Saltstack, Puppet, Chef & Ansible.
Deployment tools :- Capistrano and Fabric.
Caching Technologies :- Varnish, Redis, Memcached, Tarantool & Apache Ignite
Database :- Mysql, Postgresql, Greenplum, HP Vertica, Oracle Exadata, Mongo db & Couchbase db.
Continuous Integration :- Jenkins, Roger, Circle CI and Travis CI
Version Control Systems :- Git & SVN
Cloud Providers :- AWS, GCE, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Digital Ocean & Rackspace.
CDN :- Aws cloudfront, Rackspace Cloud files, Akamai & CDNetworks.
Monitoring :- Prometheus, Sensu, Newrelic, Nagios, Graylog2, ELK & Icinga.
Other tools which I used are Docker, Kubernetes, Lxd, DC/OS, Mesos, Systemd, Deis, Sysdig, Serverspec, HAProxy, Supervisor, Virtualenv and so on.