Renato Marroquín

Since February 2014, I am a PhD student at the Systems Group at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Alonso.

My research is focused on studying different aspects of dissagregating compute and storage in the context of large-scale data warehousing. My interests are around distributed systems, stream processing and databases.

I also contribute to different open source projects from the Apache Software Foundation.

  • Apache Gora: It is an in-memory processing framework which abstract different NoSQL data model into a simple key-value one.

  • Apache Samza: It is the streaming transformation platform using Apache Kafka as its main transportation layer.

  • Apache Nutch: It is a distributed web crawler leveraring Hadoop for spawning tasks. It mainly does wide crawls but it is being enhanced to provide more vertical crawls.

  • Apache Giraph: It is an iterative graph processing system built for high scalability.


    My list of publications can be found in: DBLP


Teaching Assistant

Big Data, Fall 2018 [Link]

Data Modelling and Databases, Spring 2018 [Link]

Big Data, Fall 2017 [Link]

Parallel programming, Spring 2015 [Link]

Data Modelling and Databases, Spring 2014 [Link]


Renato Marroquin


renato.marroquin [at]


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