Ready, Set, Cloud Podcast!
Season 1 Episode 21 - How Scanner Built an Ultra-Fast Serverless Data Lake with Cliff Crosland

Episode Summary

Have you ever wondered why querying your data lakes were so slow? Or, if you’re like Allen, did you ever wonder what a data lake actually is? Join Cliff Crosland as he explains how the Scanner team has changed data lakes forever by going serverless. This episode is a showcase of some brilliant engineering to solve a problem in a serverless manner.

About Cliff

Cliff is the CEO and co-founder of, a security data lake product built for scale, speed, and cost efficiency. Prior to founding Scanner, he was a Principal Engineer at Cisco where he led the backend infrastructure team for the Webex People Graph. He was also the engineering lead for the data platform team at Accompany before its acquisition by Cisco. He has a love-hate relationship with Rust, but it’s mostly love these days.

Join the Serverless Picks of the Week Newsletter

Stay up to date with the best content serverless has to offer, learn about the latest updates to AWS serverless services, and get to know community superheroes, catered by AWS Serverless Hero Allen Helton. New issue every Monday.
Click here to see past issues.

Join the Serverless Picks of the Week Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing!
View past issues.