About the Author Michael Frampton has been in the IT (information technology) industry since 1990, working in a variety of roles (tester, developer, support, quality assurance), and in many sectors (telecoms, banking, energy, insurance). He has also worked for major corporations and banks as a contractor and a permanent member of the staff, including Agilent, BT, IBM, HP, Reuters, and JP Morgan Chase. The owner of Semtech Solutions, an IT/Big Data consultancy, Mike Frampton currently lives by the beach in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, with his wife and son. Mike has a keen interest in new IT-based technologies and the way that technologies integrate. Being married to a Thai national, Mike divides his time between Paraparaumu or Wellington in New Zealand and their house in Roi Et, Thailand. About the Technical Reviewer Olav Jordens is the technical lead in the big data space at a data-driven telco in New Zealand. His experience in big data has branched out from a decade working in advanced mathematical modelling in investment banking, to applying NoSQL systems in health care informatics, to his current role centered on the Hadoop ecosystems integrated into the core data center of the telco.