Akash Grade is a data engineer living in New Delhi, India. Akash graduated with a BSc in computer science from the University of Delhi in 2011, and later earned an MSc in software engineering from BITS Pilani. He spends most of his time designing highly scalable data pipeline using big-data solutions such as Apache Spark, Hive, and Kafka. Akash is also a Databricks-certified Spark developer. He has been working on Apache Spark for the last five years, and enjoys writing applications in Python, Go, and SQL.