Aniraj Kesavan

Aniraj Kesavan
Site Reliability Engineer

Experience - Advisor - Publications - Resume

I’m working as a Site Reliability Engineer with the Monitoring Infrastructure team at Linkedin. I develop tools and frameworks used for external monitoring and alerting and autoremediation actions as a part of the metrics pipeline that ingests more than a billion data points every minute.

I’m highly passionate about infrastructure development at scale and would love to connect about ideas and opportunities.

I defended my thesis on February 23rd, 2017. The thesis and code are publicly available on github.

I was a Master’s student at the School Of Computing, University Of Utah. My research interests are in data center storage and Distributed Systems and how modern NICs impact performance of scalable In-Memory Stores. I’m passionate about building storage systems that leverage newer network fabrics and technologies such as Infiniband/RDMA. I interned with Linkedin in the summer of 2016 in their Mountain View Campus. I was working for the Monitoring Infrastructure team developing auto remediation solutions for their stack. I developed an out of band monitoring solution in python and some state driven automation using saltstack.



I was working as a Research Assistant under Prof. Stutsman with the Utah Scalable Computer Systems group. Earlier I was a Research Assistant in the Flux Research Group under Prof. Ricci.
In the summer of 2016, I interned with LinkedIn. Formerly, I was as an R&D Engineer at DreamWorks Animation (IMDb) and before that I was working with Zynga in their ZCloud Storage Research team on zBase.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Govt. Model Engineering College in 2012.



  1. Chinmay Kulkarni, Aniraj Kesavan, Tian Zhang, Robert Ricci, Ryan Stutsman Rocksteady: Fast Migration for Low-latency In-memory Storage


  1. Aniraj Kesavan, Robert Ricci and Ryan Stutsman
    To Copy or Not to Copy: Making In-Memory Databases Fast on Modern NICs

Invited Articles

  1. Chinmay Kulkarni, Aniraj Kesavan, Robert Ricci and Ryan Stutsman
    Beyond Simple Request Processing with RAMCloud
    • In Special Issue on Distributed Data Management and RDMA of IEEE Computer Society Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering, March 2017. Vol 40 No.1