Michael Armbrust is a committer and PMC member of Apache Spark and the original creator of Spark SQL and Structured Streaming. He is also the original creator of Delta Lake and is a member of the project's TSC. At Databricks he currently leads the Delta Live Tables project, which aims to make ETL fully declarative. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2013. His thesis focused on building systems to rapidly deploy scalable applications, and defined the notion of scale independence.