Srinath Perera is a scientist, software architect, and a programmer who works on distributed systems. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He is a key-architect behind several widely used projects such as Apache Axis2, WSO2 Stream Processor. Srinath has authored two books about MapReduce and frequent author of technical articles. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, USA, in 2009. He has been involved with the Apache Web Services project since 2002, and he is a committer on several Apache open-source projects, including Apache Axis, Axis2, and Geronimo.