Jacques Nadeau

Jacques Nadeau is co-founder and CTO of Dremio. He is also the PMC Chair of the open source Apache Arrow project, spearheading the project’s technology and community. Previously he was MapR’s lead architect on the Apache Drill open source project and other distributed systems technologies. He is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of big data and analytics experience. In addition, he was cofounder and CTO of search engine startup YapMap. Before that, he was director of new product engineering with Quigo (contextual advertising, acquired by AOL in 2007). He also built the Avenue A | Razorfish analytics data warehousing system and associated services practice (acquired by Microsoft). Follow him on Twitter @intjesus.

Articles by Jacques Nadeau

The Apache Arrow project is a standard for representing columnar data for in-memory processing, which has a different set of trade-offs compared to on-disk storage. In-memory, access is much faster and processes optimize for CPU throughput by paying attention to cache locality, pipelining, and SIMD instructions.

Posted September 12, 2017

The Apache Arrow project is a standard for representing data for in-memory processing.Hardware evolves rapidly. Because Apache Arrow was designed to benefit many different types of software in a wide range of hardware environments, the project team focused on making the work "future-proof," which meant anticipating changes to hardware over the next decade.

Posted June 14, 2017