About myself!!

Currently Founder & Principal at Big Data Perspective (From April 2014..)

Previously worked as Entrepreneur in residence (EIR) & Senior Technical Advisor – Big Data Analytics at Launch Capital (Jan 2o14-March2014 )

Previously worked at Platfora (May 2013- Jan 2013):

  • Sr. Engineer at Platfora Inc. (http://www.platfora.com)
  • Worked on one of a kind application which analyze + visualize big data on Hadoop

Previously worked at Microsoft (2005-2013):

  • Enterprise Solution Architect, expertise in Windows Azure Cloud and Hadoop based Big Data solutions
  • Currently leading Windows Azure Rapid Response Team (~14 members worldwide) providing 15 minutes SLA to premier Windows Azure enterprise customers. 
  • Provided architecture guidance to 1000+ Windows Azure partners worldwide
  • Foundation member of Windows Azure HDInsight (project Isotope) since its incubation at Microsoft and an in-house expert running Hadoop clusters on Azure and on-premise. 
  • Provides technical expertise and training to various Microsoft teams worldwide running HDInsight 

Professional Highlight:

  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Believe the best solutions are the simplest one and try to achieve the same
  • Global Work experience while working with Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, HK, UK, and India with fortune 100 companies and Startups 
  • Proven record in maintaining customer relationship by generating trust through technical expertise and proactive engineering.
  • Well experienced in creating and facilitating technical training’s to larger audiences 
  • Active Cloud and Big Data community member, loves sharing the knowledge through active blogs, forums, newsgroups, YouTube channel, and various global conferences
  • 11.8K+ score on Stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/users/1325423/avkashchauhan)
  • Top 10 Windows Azure Blog at MSDN
  • Cloud and Big Data YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/CloudandBigData)


  • Large scale cloud solution engineering using Windows Azure Core, Storage, CDN, Caching, Azure Service Bus, ACS and Traffic Manager
  • Experience in AWS, RackSpace, AppEngine, Cloud Serveices
  • Cloud application design and development using .Net, Java, Tomcat, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Node.js
  • Apache Hadoop Cluster Deployment and Management 
  • Working knowledge of Map/Reduce, Interactive JavaScript, Pig and Mahout
  • Embedded development on CE, GNU Toolchain, C & Assembly on ARM & MIPS

Twitter – @avkashchauhan

Blog –      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/avkashchauhan/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/avkashchauhan/


2 thoughts on “About myself!!

  1. Would you be interested in having some of your content republished on DZone.com? Our cloud portal is currently sponsored by Microsoft, and I think that some of your writing would be much appreciated by our readers. Let me know if you’re interested!


  2. Hi

    I am trying CDH automatic installation on AWs EC2 using cloudera manager bin. I have created one ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS micro instance,

    I followed the on screen instructions as instructions on per this tutorial.. ” http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/cloudera-manager/v4-7-1/Cloudera-Manager-I

    1) this is my vi /etc/hosts file localhost master
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

    2) Downloaded and changed the permission for cloudera-manager-installer.bin also.

    3) sudo ./cloudera-manager-installer.bin after this command cloudera manager installed,

    4) But i couldnot access cloudera manager webconsole using ” ” and i have opened my port 7180 while creating an instance, but still not able to acess through webconsole,

    5) my cloudera manager db and cloudera manager server both are running.

    6) and the port 7180 is also not listning in my ubuntu server and i used the following comand, ” sudo ufs allow 7180″ but no use,,

    7) I checked $ sudo ufw status and the result is inactive

    8) when I check $ sudo service cloudera-scm-agent status on it comes as unrecognized service

    I am struggling in this part, Could you please let me know where I went wrong in installing cloudera in a clustered environment..???

    if yes, it will be helpful for me, please,

    Thanks in advance,



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