Joseph Niemiec is a Senior Big Data Solutions Architect and 1 of 5 Authors of the Apache Hadoop YARN book. His main focus is designing Hadoop solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. In this position, Joseph has worked with customers to build multiple YARN applications providing a unique perspective on moving customers beyond batch processing, and working on YARN development directly. Today he also acts as the Subject Matter Expert for YARN, Tez, and MapReduce within Hortonworks. An avid technologist, Joseph has been focussed on technology innovations since 2001.