Ryan Blue and Dan Weeks created Apache Iceberg while at Netflix to solve serious issues in their data lake around data correctness, performance, scalability, and the pain it was causing their head of data engineering, Jason Reid.
In 2021, Ryan, Dan and Jason founded Tabular. Their vision is to provide an independent, universal storage platform that connects to any compute layer, eliminating data lock-in from full stack offerings.
Our Founding Team
Ryan co-created Apache Iceberg at Netflix. He is an Apache member, PMC chair of Apache Iceberg, and a PMC member of Parquet and Avro.
Co-founder, Head of Engineering
Dan co-created Apache Iceberg at Netflix, where he led the Big Data Compute team that created Iceberg to improve the Spark and Trino compute engines.
Co-founder, Head of Product
Jason leads Product at Tabular, after leading data engineering at Netflix as Director of Data Architecture.