• Lior Abraham

    Founder, Designer, Data Scientist, Engineer, Consultant (*Musician)


    Lior Abraham is an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and technical expert with a remarkable track record in the fields of technology and data analytics. With a passion for building and a commitment to driving meaningful change, Lior has made significant contributions throughout his career.


    As the founder of Scuba Analytics (http://scuba.io), Lior has led the development of an innovative hyper-powerful, hyper-visual data full stack analysis platform that empowers organizations to unlock valuable insights from their data. His leadership and expertise have positioned Scuba Analytics as a leading player in the industry, revolutionizing the way businesses harness the power of data. Scuba is used by some of the largest players in tech, companies that know from data tools and choose Scuba Analytics.


    One of Lior Abraham's early achievements was working on the small team building Facebook's first real-time Newsfeed that became the flagship of the site. This was a massive feat, pre-dating Twitter or any other real time Newsfeed and involving massive computational power to create a completely custom generated feed unique to each person, and and unique to each time you view it. Another of Lior's notable achievements is his role as builder of the Facebook Obama inauguration CNN partnership live feed. This project, documented on Facebook Engineering and covered by Mercury News, demonstrated their technical prowess and ability to handle large-scale events with precision and efficiency. It was key to the company as the first off-Facebook integration. During his time at Facebook, Lior gained cross-site expertise of the backend infrastructure and worked to root-cause many of the most critical cross-site performance mysteries. In this endeavor he learned to build useful data tools to increase transparency into the site. When he built Facebooks internal "Scuba" tool during remote work, it grew to be the most popular data tool, and remarkably still in use actively by more than 50% of the company's employees each month.


    Lior has published several papers, including a notable paper titled "Diving into Data at Facebook." This publication, available at VLDB, showcases tools for deep understanding of data analytics and the ability to translate complex concepts into actionable insights. The technology behind this has been used by companies including Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Tinder, Uber and Apple.


    Lior's programming skills have been recognized through their participation in contests. He has competed in the ACM World Programming Contest, showcasing engineering abilities on a global stage. Additionally, Lior emerged as a winner in the Berkeley Programming Contest, further solidifying his reputation as a top-notch programmer.


    Lior's contributions to the field of data analytics and their expertise in developing cutting-edge solutions have been recognized by the academic community. His paper on Scuba.io's capabilities, ranked highly on Semantic Scholar, has garnered attention and acclaim.


    Lior has been active in politics, working in over 10 consecutive two year election cycles. In 2016 he worked at the Chicago headquarters on technology for the Obama campaign's "get out the vote" (gotv) elect day technology platform .


    Lior has also shared expertise and insights through various articles, including those featured on Fuel Capital, Duuoo.io, Inside Big Data, TDWI, The New Stack, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, ChicoER, Business Insider, CNET, and Hacker News. His ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner has made him a sought-after thought leader in the industry.


    Lior has authored a number of patents, ranging from low level TCP client-server connection technology, to social network engineering, to technology for fast datasystems.





    1. Author of VLDB paper on data analytics: http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol6/p1057-wiener.pdf - Author of a paper published in VLDB (Very Large Data Bases) conference on data analytics.
    2. Author and builder of Facebook Scaling the Obama inauguration blog post: https://engineering.fb.com/2009/04/07/video-engineering/scaling-facebook-live-feed-for-the-inauguration/ - Author and builder of a blog post on scaling Facebook's live feed for the Obama inauguration.
    3. Article on Obama's Facebook appearance covering various issues: https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/04/20/obamas-facebook-appearance-covers-range-of-issues-2/ - Article discussing Obama's Facebook appearance and its coverage of a range of issues.
    4. ACM World programming contest: https://icpc.global/community/history/Factsheet-2002.pdf - Participant in the ACM World programming contest.
    5. Winner of Berkeley programming contest: http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~hilfingr/programming-contest/contest-winners.html - Winner of a programming contest at Berkeley.
    6. Paper on Scuba.io's data diving capabilities: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Scuba%3A-Diving-into-Data-at-Facebook-Abraham-Allen/0bce0735ef3ea01e02b73c98338727d519a71be4 - Paper ranking Scuba.io's data diving capabilities.
    7. Article on investing in Interana: https://www.fuelcapital.com/stories/2016/8/15/backstory-investing-in-interana - An article discussing the backstory of investing in Interana.
    8. Interview on the Data is power podcast: https://www.duuoo.io/post/episode-vi-data-is-power - An episode discussing the power of data.
    9. Article on the big data gold rush: https://insidebigdata.com/2015/04/09/the-big-data-gold-rush-dont-be-a-forty-niner-gold-seeker/ - An article discussing the frenzy around big data.
    10. Article on Interana's acceleration of analysis: [https://tdwi.org/articles/2015/07/21/Interana-Accelerates-Analysis.aspx](https://tdwi.org/articles
    11. Obama Townhall https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/04/20/obamas-facebook-appearance-covers-range-of-issues/
    12. NPR about Townhall https://www.npr.org/2011/04/21/135592387/obama-kicks-off-social-media-campaign-at-facebook
    13. Airport Insecurity play http://theatrius.com/2017/02/28/airport-insecurity-takes-flight-at-naatak-in-palo-alto/
    14. Fortune https://fortune.com/2015/01/21/data-sheet-wednesday-january-21-2015/
    15. Obama https://www.tumblr.com/cbracy/36921516103/my-experience-leading-the-obama-campaigns-tech
    16. Caltrain Court Record: my blog about the Case https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=16553034503




    • Patent Title: Systems and Methods for Rapid Data Analysis
      • Patent Number: 20220284017
      • Date: May 26, 2022
      • Summary: This patent describes a method for rapid data analysis. It involves receiving and interpreting a query on a dataset partitioned into shards by a field, collecting a data sample from the shards, calculating a result to the query based on the sample analysis, and partitioning a second dataset into shards based on the result.
      • URL: https://patents.justia.com/patent/20220284017
    • Patent Title: Methods for Enhancing Rapid Data Analysis
      • Patent Number: 20220147530
      • Date: January 21, 2022
      • Summary: This patent presents a method for enhancing rapid data analysis. It involves receiving a set of data, storing it in data shards based on a field, and identifying anomalous data by monitoring the range of shard indices associated with a particular shard. Anomalies are detected by comparing the range of shard indices to an expected range and considering data within the shard as anomalous if it falls below a threshold value.
      • URL: https://patents.justia.com/patent/20220147530
    • Patent Title: End-to-End Transactional Protection for Requests in a Web Application
      • Patent Number: 20080276117
      • Summary: This patent discloses a system and method for processing requests in a distributed software application. The system ensures atomic modification of multiple portions of state information in response to client requests. It also provides transparent connection failover functionality for the network connection between the client and server computers.
      • URL: https://patents.justia.com/patent/20080276117
    • Patent Title: Systems and Methods for Pruning Data by Sampling
      • Patent Number: 9600503
      • Summary: This patent describes techniques for managing data through pruning and retention. It focuses on a data management system handling log data aggregated from servers. Pruning is triggered based on constraints such as data age or memory space requirements. Pruning is performed by sampling a fraction of the managed data at a desired rate, based on a data retention policy.
      • URL: https://patents.justia.com/patent/9600503
    • Patent Title: Interface for Sharing Posts About a Live Online Event Among Users of a Social Networking System
      • Patent Number: 20130198655
      • Summary: This patent involves an interface associated with an external system (e.g., a website) for users to interact with content streams from a social networking system during a live online event. Users can provide posts about the event, which are displayed in the interface and also in the social networking interface of users associated with them. The interface allows users to view relevant posts from all participants and posts from their social network connections.

    URL: https://patents.justia.com/patent/20130198655



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