About the Author Sunila Gollapudi works as a Technology Architect for Broadridge Financial Solutions Private Limited. She has over 13 years of experience in developing, designing and architecting data-driven solutions with a focus on the banking and financial services domain for around eight years. She drives Big Data and data science practice for Broadridge. Her key roles have been Solutions Architect, Technical leader, Big Data evangelist, and Mentor. Sunila has a Master's degree in Computer Applications and her passion for mathematics enthused her into data and analytics. She worked on Java, Distributed Architecture, and was a SOA consultant and Integration Specialist before she embarked on her data journey. She is a strong follower of open source technologies and believes in the innovation that open source revolution brings. She has been a speaker at various conferences and meetups on Java and Big Data. Her current Big Data and data science specialties include Hadoop, Greenplum, R, Weka, MADlib, advanced analytics, machine learning, and data integration tools such as Pentaho and Informatica. With a unique blend of technology and domain expertise, Sunila has been instrumental in conceptualizing architectural patterns and providing reference architecture for Big Data problems in the financial services domain.