Prasad Varakur is a Principle Product Manager at Couchbase, and comes with over 17 years of database internals DNA. Prior to Couchbase, he was Director of Strategy/Sr. Architect at Huawei R&D, focusing on cloud, lightweight virtualization, and big data technologies. Before that, he spent a decade building Sybase's ASE database Cluster Server. Prasad holds multiple patents in distributed systems and database internals, contributed foundational research works of Parametric Query optimization techniques, and has a master's degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.