Verisign Labs

Talented, Collaborative and Dedicated

The Verisign Labs team brings a tremendous breadth of expertise and talent.

Benoit Perroud

Benoit Perroud



M.Sc., Computer Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


Benoit holds a M.Sc. summa cum laude in Computer Science from the EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is responsible for the Verisign shared Hadoop platform and leads its daily operations: ingesting, storing, processing and retrieving Internet scale data sets, like for instance DNS traffic on the .COM zone.

He is a Certified Cloudera Administrator, fluent in java.util.concurrent, Hadoop and Pig. In addition to being a father of two lovely children, he is an Apache Committer, NoSQL enthusiast and leads the Swiss BigData User Group. He is also frequent speaker at Swiss and European Tech Conferences, such as Jazoon, Devoxx, Cassandra Meetup, JUGL, GenevaJUG, etc...

Multilingual and multicultural by nature, he speaks several languages, including French, German and English. Whenever he is not travelling for conferences, hacking Hadoop code or snowboarding, you can see him playing volley at the setter position.


HDFS Block Placement Strategy, University of Fribourg – ongoing

Near-realtime HDFS Blocks Replication, Hadoop Summit Amsterdam – ongoing

Big Data Analytics on High Velocity Streams: A Case Study – IEEE BigData 2013

Hybrid Approach to Enable Real-Time Queries to End-Users – Software Developer's Journal February 2013


HDFS Block Placement Strategy, University of Fribourg – ongoing