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Pradeep Nalabalapu

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since July 22, 2019

Pradeep is a software engineer with experience in data engineering and machine learning. He has recently worked on machine learning and ETL using Python PySpark on platforms like Cloudera, Databricks, Azure, and AWS. Pradeep also has experience programming using C, C++, Java, Scala, and JavaScript and has several years of semiconductor industry experience.

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Baris Ergun

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United KingdomToptal Member Since October 26, 2020

Baris is a qualified and experienced software developer and technical architect with over 18 years of development and technical leadership experience. He has a proven track record in leading development teams and architecting high-performance applications for various IT and software needs. Baris has technical and interpersonal competencies, with over ten years of Java and five years of Scala commercial experience. He has worked for SMBs, enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Yunus Yünel

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 15, 2021

Yunus is a data engineer who sees data as Lego. It is meaningless without other pieces, and when put together, something valuable is created. He excels with automation, data warehouse, BI, and big data projects. He cares about modularity in scripts and delivers bespoke solutions for clients. Yunus developed a loyalty score project and moved a semi-structured mainframe log file to a big data environment with PySpark for a bank and maintained around 7,000 jobs (mostly Ab Initio) in the ETL system.

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Gunbilegt Byambadorj

Freelance Cloudera Architect
AustraliaToptal Member Since February 8, 2022

Gunbilegt is a data engineer with 10+ years of industry experience in software, web, and database development. He specializes in building data warehouses, pipelines, and models using SQL, Python, C#, Spark, Hadoop, and .NET. Gunbilegt has worked in oil and gas, minerals and mining, telecommunications, CRM, and eCommerce. He is currently a Hadoop developer with Tata Consultancy Services, and his industry experience is backed by a master's degree in information technology.

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Thiago V Ferreira

Freelance Cloudera Architect
BrazilToptal Member Since March 25, 2022

Thiago is an IT expert with extensive knowledge and experience in different areas gathered over ten years. He is proficient in implementing and maximizing challenges and ideas. He is highly self-motivated and results-driven to ensure all tasks are completed. Thiago has mastered his skills in data management, data warehousing, data lake, delta lake, lake house, SQL, MPP DB, ETL/ELT, Python, Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Functions, Azure Synapse Analytics, SSIS, Talend, etc.

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Tomislav Delas

Freelance Cloudera Architect
CroatiaToptal Member Since July 16, 2020

Tomislav is a seasoned IT expert with a demonstrated history of successfully working in the computer software industry since 1996. The bulk of Tomislav’s expertise lies in developing BI and data warehouse solutions using Informatica and IBM DataStage ETL (both administration and development). Tomislav also knows his way around SQL and PL/SQL, Tableau visualizations, Oracle database administration (Oracle OCP), big data, cloud databases (Google BigQuery, AWS), and cloud eCommerce.

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Hanee' Medhat Shousha

Freelance Cloudera Architect
EgyptToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Hanee' is a data expert who enjoys working on data analytics and segmentation to better target customers with campaigns. He is an experienced Java developer who has built enterprise applications that interact with millions of customers daily. Hanee' also has experience working with big data, Spark, and Python.

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Fernando Demarchi

Freelance Cloudera Architect
ArgentinaToptal Member Since December 28, 2019

Fernando is a data engineer and BI developer with more than nine years of experience working with big data solutions and data scientists on machine learning projects. Fernando specializes in improving companies' decision-making processes by transforming transactional data into information via analytic methodologies. Fernando has led teams of data engineers and data scientists to give solutions to robust data infrastructure to deliver end-to-end solutions to business problems.

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Martin Redmond

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since January 16, 2023

Martin is a cross-functional executive with expertise in risk management and process improvement, data privacy laws, cyber security products, security program leadership, IT Ops, cloud computing and migration, digital transformation, product, service, innovation management, mobility, big data analytics, DevSecOps, ITILv4, SOC, fraud, APT, forensic, malware, IIoT, CoT and contract and vendor negotiations. Martin has also experience in achieving compliance with multiple risk management frameworks.

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Rohan Kumar Kwatra

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since March 16, 2021

Rohan is an experienced tech leader who excels in data science, AI, software development, and entrepreneurship. With a proven track record in leading teams, developing groundbreaking products, and optimizing processes, he secures funding, scales operations, and adapts to changing environments. Rohan's strategic planning and problem-solving abilities drive growth and enhance user experiences through data and technology.

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Jon Scott

Freelance Cloudera Architect
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 15, 2021

Jon is a data consultant dedicated to helping his customers fulfill their goals. He has extensive experience designing and building large-scale big data solutions for enterprises through to small systems for startup companies. He assists clients at all stages of their growth to exploit the value held in their data. Jon's technical expertise and business acumen come together to give clients the best experience of design, implementation, and long-term value.

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