Information Filtering




 Paul Baclace




Paul Baclace is a consultant with over 20 years of software engineering experience focused on big data and machine learning. Most recently, Paul co-founded Unravel Data, a Hadoop cluster performance management solution, where he spent 4.5 years doing engineering and DevOps leadership. He started working on Nutch and Hadoop at Internet Archive with Doug Cutting in 2005, and helped AT&Tinteractive get up to speed with Hadoop. He founded the Metazeta Cluster project which made Hadoop, Hive, and HBase clusters available on-demand. Clients include Third Eye Consulting, GroupAngle, Euclid, Inc. ("Internet of Things" analysis using Hadoop and Cascading), the Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab BuddyBuzz project for Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) reading on cell phones,, Stata Labs (bought by Yahoo), Dorado, Inc.,<, and Agorics, Inc.

Paul Baclace has also held fulltime positions:  from 2006-2008, he was Dir. of Engineering at the click-to-call VoIP startup jaxtr. From 1999-2001, he was VP of Engineering at, a vertical service provider of US stock market research for Japan (main client is Dow Jones Japan), where he led the development of a scalable, n-tier, investment information collection and presentation system featuring gigabytes of numeric and textual content. In 1997, Paul co-founded Intelligenesis/Webmind Inc. where he created a distributed, semantic network application platform.

Earlier, Paul Baclace was at Sun Microsystems where he co-architected the next generation multi-language debugger; in the advanced technology group at Autodesk he co-developed and later managed the project to create a client-side toolkit for Xanadu, and also created an agent-based and collaborative information filter/recommendation engine; at he led the development of the Excite Channel Guide, the flagship demo of Marimba's Castanet product and helped develop Excite NewsTracker. Paul has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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