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Abhay Bothra
Works at ThoughtSpot Inc.
Attended Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system that orchestrates the whole thing. This software system is called Borg, and it's one of the best kept secrets of Google's rapid evolution into the most dominant force on the web. Wilkes won't even call it Borg. But he will say that Google has been using the system for a good nine or ten years and that he and ...
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In this series of posts, Influencers explain what they wish they could fix — and how. Read all the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #FixIt in the body of your post).I know
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Memcached is a well known, simple, in memory caching solution. This paper describes how Facebook leverages memcached as a building block to construct and scale a distributed key-value store that supports the world's largest social network. Our system handles billions of requests per second and ...
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Atomic, or linearizable, consistency is the condition expected by most web services today. Under this consistency guarantee, there must exist a total order on all operations such that each operation looks as if it were completed at a single instant. This is equivalent to requiring requests of ...
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Whether you put milk in your cup before or after the hot water is a constant argument among British people. Science may say milk first, but many would strongly disagree
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Rana Dasgupta's powerful study suggests the savage realities of modern-day Delhi will not be changing any time soon, writes Jason Burke
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No matter how diligently you try to follow the Social Rulebook, you're gonna get into some of these massively awkward situations.
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  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Computer Science and Engineering, 2008 - 2012
  • Don Bosco Liluah
    Junior High School, 2002 - 2006
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    High School, 2006 - 2008
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  • ThoughtSpot Inc.
    Member of Technical Staff, 2015 - present
  • RocketFuel Inc.
    Rocket Scientist, 2012 - 2015
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Research Staff, 2011 - 2011
  • New Bulgarian University
    Summer Intern, 2010 - 2010
  • Yahoo! India
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
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Kino - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

New fiction: “There was something about him that stirred up the dark side in other people.”

Modi’s monogrammed suit: Rise of the narcissistic parvenu?
blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Can we now say with some degree of certainty that our prime minister has a narcissistic personality? Yes, indeed, if the monogrammed striped

Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google's Secret Weapon | WIRED
www.wired.com

As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system

Shashi Tharoor on PM's Invite to Join Clean India Campaign
www.ndtv.com

While I was travelling and uncontactable, the PM had gone ahead and announced his invitation to me to join a panel of nine prominent Indians

A Scotland on Kashmir?
www.thehindu.com

Many thousands of Kashmiris who live in Scotland could vote in the Scottish referendum, but they have little say in their own State

Man Builds Working Hard Drive Inside Minecraft | Enterprise | WIRED
www.wired.com

Cody Littley’s new hard drive can only hold a single kilobyte of data—about one millionth of what you can cram onto those finger-nail-sized

Meetup Becomes A Messaging App | TechCrunch
techcrunch.com

On mobile, everything wants to be a messaging app - even Pinterest, it seems. But in Meetup's case, the addition of a new Messages feature m

Are Work Friends 'True' Friends? | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

Full-time work for me means 40-50 hours per week in the office with my coworkers. I spend 9-plus hours a day with them, and if I’m lucky, ma

Meh | TechCrunch
techcrunch.com

It seemed so simple. So mindless. And yet, creating this has, for me, been a journey. A journey from the Poke to the Like, as I was saying o

What is a vote worth?
www.thehindu.com

Vote buying and electoral malpractices are not just acts of corruption, but forms of oppression where leaders try to win elections by exclud

Now, Jaitley praises ‘wise man’ Manmohan
www.thehindu.com

The BJP leader says as curtains draw to a close after 10 years of leading the government, the Prime Minister “goes out with dignity and grac

Dr. Singh bows out
www.thehindu.com

Dr. Singh’s stewardship of India’s geo-strategic challenges must be given fair marks and future historians may debate if the gains were born

Capital review – Rana Dasgupta's perceptive exploration of modern Delhi
www.theguardian.com

The savage realities of modern-day Delhi will not be changing any time soon, says Rana Dasgupta in this powerful study

The Myth of Passion and Motivation: How to Stay Focused When You Get Bor...
blog.bufferapp.com

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with g

Programming Sucks
stilldrinking.org

Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to sli

Lytro’s Magical DLSR Lets You Refocus Photos After You Take Them | Gadge...
www.wired.com

With a new camera called the Illum, a DSLR-style shooter with an 8X optical zoom and high-speed, sports-worthy shutter, Lytro is hoping to t