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Demystifying AWS Analytics & Datamart-in-a-box with Hadoop and Druid

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This event is a double header.

Tech Talk #1: "Demystifying AWS Analytics"

Vinayak Datar, Product Manager, ShareInsights

Vinayak is an expert in Analytics space with experience in both BI and Big Data. Previously he has held senior delivery manager positions with Persistent System. He holds Master’s degree in Computer Application from VJTI, Mumbai.


AWS Serverless Analytics services are changing the way analytics is done in cloud and clearly challenging On-premise Hadoop deployments. There are many services – Athena, EMR, Glue and so on. Let’s explore what their strengths and weaknesses are, how they co-exist and co-operate, what are time/cost/feature implications, and how ShareInsights seamlessly allows you to switch between them and gets the best out of them.

Tech Talk #2: "Datamart-in-a-box" with Hadoop and Druid

Josh Walters is a Principal Software Engineer at Splunk. He has experience designing large scale data applications. He has presented his work at Hadoop Summit, XLDB, and IEEE Big Data. Prior to Splunk, he was worked at Yahoo. Josh holds a BS in Computer Science from UC San Diego.


Data engineers face an onslaught of analysts and product managers who want to ask hard questions of their data. They want to find key performance indicators like daily active users, total app installs, and user retention rates. They also want to perform complex longitudinal analysis over large time windows. The optimal solution would have to take into account performance, cost, and ease of infrastructure management.

This talk will examine the use of Hadoop, Hive, and Druid to solve this problem by building fast and efficient datamart-in-a-box solutions.