Past Meetup

The Lambda Architecture

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The Lambda Architecture defines a clear set of architectural principles for building robust and scalable data systems obeying the equation “query = function(all data)”. The architecture is based on fault-tolerance – the system is unsusceptible to data loss or data corruption because at scale it could be irreparable. data immutability – store data in it’s rawest form immutable and for perpetuity. recomputation – with the two principles above it is always possible to (re)-compute results by running a function on the raw data.

Meet the speakers:

- Eric Baldeschwieler, Founder at Hortonworks

Eric Baldeschwieler is a Big Data Technical Advisor. He was founding CEO and CTO of Hortonworks and also founded & lead the Yahoo! team that took Hadoop from a prototype to todays enterprise ready technology. He has also worked on the Inktomi search engines, video games, video special effects systems, and 3D rendering products. He holds CS degrees from Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley.

- Jai Ranganathan, Director of product management at Cloudera

Jai Ranganathan is a Senior Director of Product at Cloudera, where he is responsible for complex analytics on the Cloudera stack as well as compute frameworks and data ingest. In this role, he lead the introduction of systems such as Spark to the Cloudera platform.

- Ron Bodkin, Founder and President, Think Big, a Teradata company

Ron founded Think Big to help companies realize measurable value from Big Data. His expertise spans all facets of data science and data engineering as he helps customers create business value from their Big Data initiatives. Previously, he was the VP of Engineering at Quantcast where he led the data science and engineering teams who pioneered the use of Hadoop and NoSQL to create a $100 million ad tech business from Big Data. Prior to that, he founded New Aspects, which provided enterprise consulting for Aspect-Oriented Programming. Ron was also Co-Founder and CTO of B2B applications provider C-Bridge, which he led to a successful IPO. He earned his Master’s in Computer Science from MIT, leaving the PhD program after the idea for C-Bridge placed him in the finals of the 50k Entrepreneurship Contest.

- Jay Kreps, Co-Founder and CEO at Confluent

Jay is co-founder and CEO at Confluent. Prior to Confluent, Jay Kreps was the initial developer on several open source projects, including Apache Kafka, Apache Samza, Voldemort. He was the lead architect for data infrastructure at LinkedIn.

- Patrick Wendell, Founder at Databricks

Patrick Wendell is an engineer at Databricks as well as a Spark Committer and PMC member. In the Spark project, Patrick has acted as release manager for several Spark releases, including Spark 1.0. Patrick also maintains several subsystems of Spark's core engine. Before helping start Databricks, Patrick obtained an M.S. in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His research focused on low latency scheduling for large scale analytics workloads. He holds a B.S.E in Computer Science from Princeton University

- Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O’Reilly (Moderator)

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.


6:00-6:45pm: Registration and pre-party

6:45-7:00pm: Presentations

7:00-7:10pm: Use Case by Altan Khendup from Teradata

7:10-8:30pm: Panel discussion and Q&A session

8:30-9:00pm: Networking session

Our partners O'Reilly Media ( and Cloudera ( will be onsite with great give-aways (respectively books and T-shirts). Be there early!

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