Introducing the Data River: Apache Druid is the next analytics platform


About the Event:

Have you heard the term "Data River" before? If not this is meetup should be a great introduction to Data Rivers. Daniel Rose, formerly of Qubole, is on the leading edge of what is new and interesting in the big data world. Apache Druid is the newest tool in your analytics toolkit. It is a distributed, column orientated OLAP database with native SQL support. It delivers sub-second ad-hoc queries against both streaming and batch (Hadoop) data. Come and learn about Data Rivers and how you can use Apache Druid to build your own. Gian Merlino, the Druid founder, will be speaking about Druid and Imply. We will also have one or more engineering teams talking about how they are implementing Druid, today.

6:00 – 6:15 - Socialize over food and drinks
6:15 – 6:30 - Welcome, opening remarks and announcements
6:30 – 715 – Gian Merlino - Apache Druid PMC
7:15 - 8:00 - Nate Vogel and Andy Amick - Druid at Charter
8:00-8:30 - Networking

About the Speakers

Gian Merlino

Gian Merlino is an Apache Druid (incubating) PMC member and a co-founder of Imply. Previously, Gian led the data ingestion team at Metamarkets and held senior engineering positions at Yahoo. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Caltech.

Nate Vogel

Nate has nearly 20 years’ experience developing software and 10 managing teams. A majority of that time has been focused on large scale, distributed systems architectures to manage the end to end lifecycle (ingest to data mart/warehouse) of considerable data sets and real time reporting requirements. He currently works at Charter on the Product Intelligence team managing three Platform teams responsible for building the backbone of Charter Product’s reporting infrastructure. His team has recently invested substantial time and capital developing a proof-of-concept imply druid cluster to address the ever-growing need for real time and historical (years) reporting needs across many custom aggregates.

Andy Amick

Andy Amick has over 20 years of software development experience. The last 13 years, he has focused on data warehouse and analytics solutions. He currently works at Charter on the Product Intelligence team, leading the development of a real-time analytics pipeline.