Last Update: October, 2022

About me

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I am a software engineer / leader with diverse experience in environments from 2 developers in a VC office, to large multinational corporations and distributed open source projects. Technically I focus on systems programming (e.g. databases), and platform engineering, and have paid leadership dues as both an architect and manager/VP.

I am currently working on InfluxDB IOx, a new Database Engine for InfluxData written in Rust, with a focus on the Apache Arrow ecosystem. In that capacity, I am honored to be an Apache Arrow Committer + PMC member and help to steer the community forward.

Technical Writing

2022-10-27 On InfluxData's New Storage Engine. Q&A with Andrew Lamb

2022-10-17 Arrow and Parquet Part 3: Arbitrary Nesting with Lists of Structs and Structs of Lists

2022-10-08 Arrow and Parquet Part 2: Nested and Hierarchical Data using Structs and Lists

2022-10-05 Arrow and Parquet Part 1: Primitive Types and Nullability

2022-01-14 Rust Object Store Donation

2022-01-14 Using Rustlang's Async Tokio Runtime for CPU-Bound Tasks.

Technical Presentations

2022-06-27 DataFusion and Arrow: Supercharge Your Data Analytical Tool with a Rusty Query Engine. slides, recording

2022-05-23 The Data Thread 2022: Apache Arrow and DataFusion: Changing the Game for Implementing Database Systems. slides, recording

2022-04-06 MIT EM.S20 Talk: Managing Software Dependencies and the Supply Chain. slides

2021-10-13 Query Processing in InfluxDB IOx. slides, recording

2021-04-20 USC Database Systems Implementation Talk: Apache Arrow and its impact on the database industry. slides, recording

2021-03 Query Engine Design and the Rust-Based DataFusion in Apache Arrow. slides, recording

2020-12-09 A Rusty Introduction to Apache Arrow and how it applies to a TimeSeries Database. slides, recording

Journal / Conference Papers

2014-03-31 The Vertica Query Optimizer: The Case for Specialized Query Optimizers. Nga Tran, Andrew Lamb, L. Shrinivas, Sreenath Bodagala and Jaimin Dave, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE - 2014)

2012-08-27 The Vertica Analytic Database: C-Store 7 Years Later. Andrew Lamb, Matt Fuller, Ramakrishna Varadarajan, Nga Tran, Ben Vandiver, Lyric Doshi, Chuck Bear. 38th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 5, No. 12

2003-06-08 Linear analysis and optimization of stream programs. Andrew A. Lamb, William Thies and Saman Amarasinghe. ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI)

2002-08-05 A stream compiler for communication-exposed architectures. Michael I. Gordon, William Thies, Michal Karczmarek, Jasper Lin, Ali S. Meli, Andrew A. Lamb, Chris Leger, Jeremy Wong, Henry Hoffmann, David Maze, Saman Amarasinghe. International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)

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