Data Engineering Podcast

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Weekly deep dives on data management with the engineers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the industry

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The Alluxio Distributed Storage System - Episode 70

February 19th, 2019

59:44
Summary

Distributed storage systems are the foundational layer of any big data stack. There are a variety of implementations which support different specialized use cases and come with associated tradeoffs. Alluxio is …

Building Machine Learning Projects In The Enterprise - Episode 69

February 11th, 2019

48:18
Summary

Machine learning is a class of technologies that promise to revolutionize business. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify and …

Cleaning And Curating Open Data For Archaeology - Episode 68

February 4th, 2019

1:00:55
Summary

Archaeologists collect and create a variety of data as part of their research and exploration. Open Context is a platform for cleaning, …

Managing Database Access Control For Teams With strongDM - Episode 67

January 29th, 2019

42:17
Summary

Controlling access to a database is a solved problem… right? It can be straightforward for small teams and a small number of storage …

Building Enterprise Big Data Systems At LEGO - Episode 66

January 21st, 2019

48:03
Summary

Building internal expertise around big data in a large organization is a major competitive advantage. However, it can be a difficult process …

TimescaleDB: The Timeseries Database Built For SQL And Scale - Episode 65

January 14th, 2019

41:25
Summary

The past year has been an active one for the timeseries market. New products have been launched, more businesses have moved to streaming analytics, and the team at Timescale has been keeping busy. In this …

Performing Fast Data Analytics Using Apache Kudu - Episode 64

January 7th, 2019

50:46
Summary

The Hadoop platform is purpose built for processing large, slow moving data in long-running batch jobs. As the ecosystem around it has grown, so has the need for fast data analytics on fast moving data. To fill …

Simplifying Continuous Data Processing Using Stream Native Storage In Pravega with Tom Kaitchuck - Episode 63

December 31st, 2018

44:42
Summary

As more companies and organizations are working to gain a real-time view of their business, they are increasingly turning to stream …

Continuously Query Your Time-Series Data Using PipelineDB with Derek Nelson and Usman Masood - Episode 62

December 24th, 2018

1:03:51
Summary

Processing high velocity time-series data in real-time is a complex challenge. The team at PipelineDB has built a continuous query engine that simplifies the task of computing aggregates across incoming streams …

Advice On Scaling Your Data Pipeline Alongside Your Business with Christian Heinzmann - Episode 61

December 17th, 2018

39:22
Summary

Every business needs a pipeline for their critical data, even if it is just pasting into a spreadsheet. As the organization grows and gains more customers, the requirements for that pipeline will change. In this …

Putting Apache Spark Into Action with Jean Georges Perrin - Episode 60

December 10th, 2018

50:31
Summary

Apache Spark is a popular and widely used tool for a variety of data oriented projects. With the large array of capabilities, and the …

Apache Zookeeper As A Building Block For Distributed Systems with Patrick Hunt - Episode 59

December 3rd, 2018

54:25
Summary

Distributed systems are complex to build and operate, and there are certain primitives that are common to a majority of them. Rather then re-implement the same capabilities every time, many projects build on top …

Set Up Your Own Data-as-a-Service Platform On Dremio with Tomer Shiran - Episode 58

November 26th, 2018

39:18
Summary

When your data lives in multiple locations, belonging to at least as many applications, it is exceedingly difficult to ask complex questions …

Stateful, Distributed Stream Processing on Flink with Fabian Hueske - Episode 57

November 19th, 2018

48:01
Summary

Modern applications and data platforms aspire to process events and data in real time at scale and with low latency. Apache Flink is a true stream processing engine with an impressive set of capabilities for …

How Upsolver Is Building A Data Lake Platform In The Cloud with Yoni Iny - Episode 56

November 11th, 2018

51:50
Summary

A data lake can be a highly valuable resource, as long as it is well built and well managed. Unfortunately, that can be a complex and time-consuming effort, requiring specialized knowledge and diverting …

Self Service Business Intelligence And Data Sharing Using Looker with Daniel Mintz - Episode 55

November 5th, 2018

58:04
Summary

Business intelligence is a necessity for any organization that wants to be able to make informed decisions based on the data that they …

Using Notebooks As The Unifying Layer For Data Roles At Netflix with Matthew Seal - Episode 54

October 29th, 2018

40:54
Summary

Jupyter notebooks have gained popularity among data scientists as an easy way to do exploratory analysis and build interactive reports. …

Of Checklists, Ethics, and Data with Emily Miller and Peter Bull (Cross Post from Podcast.__init__) - Episode 53

October 22nd, 2018

45:32
Summary

As data science becomes more widespread and has a bigger impact on the lives of people, it is important that those projects and products are built with a conscious consideration of ethics. Keeping ethical …

Improving The Performance Of Cloud-Native Big Data At Netflix Using The Iceberg Table Format with Ryan Blue - Episode 52

October 15th, 2018

53:45
Summary

With the growth of the Hadoop ecosystem came a proliferation of implementations for the Hive table format. Unfortunately, with no formal …

Combining Transactional And Analytical Workloads On MemSQL with Nikita Shamgunov - Episode 51

October 9th, 2018

56:54
Summary

One of the most complex aspects of managing data for analytical workloads is moving it from a transactional database into the data warehouse. What if you didn’t have to do that at all? MemSQL is a distributed …

Building A Knowledge Graph From Public Data At Enigma With Chris Groskopf - Episode 50

October 1st, 2018

52:52
Summary

There are countless sources of data that are publicly available for use. Unfortunately, combining those sources and making them useful in …

A Primer On Enterprise Data Curation with Todd Walter - Episode 49

September 24th, 2018

49:35
Summary

As your data needs scale across an organization the need for a carefully considered approach to collection, storage, organization, and access …

Take Control Of Your Web Analytics Using Snowplow With Alexander Dean - Episode 48

September 17th, 2018

47:48
Summary

Every business with a website needs some way to keep track of how much traffic they are getting, where it is coming from, and which actions …

Keep Your Data And Query It Too Using Chaos Search with Thomas Hazel and Pete Cheslock - Episode 47

September 10th, 2018

48:08
Summary

Elasticsearch is a powerful tool for storing and analyzing data, but when using it for logs and other time oriented information it can become …

An Agile Approach To Master Data Management with Mark Marinelli - Episode 46

September 3rd, 2018

47:16
Summary

With the proliferation of data sources to give a more comprehensive view of the information critical to your business it is even more …

Protecting Your Data In Use At Enveil with Ellison Anne Williams - Episode 45

August 27th, 2018

24:41
Summary

There are myriad reasons why data should be protected, and just as many ways to enforce it in tranist or at rest. Unfortunately, there is …

Graph Databases In Production At Scale Using DGraph with Manish Jain - Episode 44

August 20th, 2018

42:39
Summary

The way that you store your data can have a huge impact on the ways that it can be practically used. For a substantial number of use cases, the optimal format for storing and querying that information is as a …

Putting Airflow Into Production With James Meickle - Episode 43

August 13th, 2018

48:05
Summary

The theory behind how a tool is supposed to work and the realities of putting it into practice are often at odds with each other. Learning …

Taking A Tour Of PostgreSQL with Jonathan Katz - Episode 42

August 6th, 2018

56:21
Summary

One of the longest running and most popular open source database projects is PostgreSQL. Because of its extensibility and a community focus …

Mobile Data Collection And Analysis Using Ona And Canopy With Peter Lubell-Doughtie - Episode 41

July 30th, 2018

29:14
Summary

With the attention being paid to the systems that power large volumes of high velocity data it is easy to forget about the value of data …

Ceph: A Reliable And Scalable Distributed Filesystem with Sage Weil - Episode 40

July 16th, 2018

48:30
Summary

When working with large volumes of data that you need to access in parallel across multiple instances you need a distributed filesystem that …

Building Data Flows In Apache NiFi With Kevin Doran and Andy LoPresto - Episode 39

July 8th, 2018

1:04:15
Summary

Data integration and routing is a constantly evolving problem and one that is fraught with edge cases and complicated requirements. The …

Leveraging Human Intelligence For Better AI At Alegion With Cheryl Martin - Episode 38

July 2nd, 2018

46:13
Summary

Data is often messy or incomplete, requiring human intervention to make sense of it before being usable as input to machine learning …

Package Management And Distribution For Your Data Using Quilt with Kevin Moore - Episode 37

June 25th, 2018

41:43
Summary

Collaboration, distribution, and installation of software projects is largely a solved problem, but the same cannot be said of data. Every …

User Analytics In Depth At Heap with Dan Robinson - Episode 36

June 17th, 2018

45:27
Summary

Web and mobile analytics are an important part of any business, and difficult to get right. The most frustrating part is when you realize …

CockroachDB In Depth with Peter Mattis - Episode 35

June 11th, 2018

43:41
Summary

With the increased ease of gaining access to servers in data centers across the world has come the need for supporting globally distributed data storage. With the first wave of cloud era databases the ability to …

ArangoDB: Fast, Scalable, and Multi-Model Data Storage with Jan Steeman and Jan Stücke - Episode 34

June 4th, 2018

40:05
Summary

Using a multi-model database in your applications can greatly reduce the amount of infrastructure and complexity required. ArangoDB is a …

The Alooma Data Pipeline With CTO Yair Weinberger - Episode 33

May 28th, 2018

47:50
Summary

Building an ETL pipeline is a common need across businesses and industries. It’s easy to get one started but difficult to manage as new …

PrestoDB and Starburst Data with Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski - Episode 32

May 21st, 2018

42:07
Summary

Most businesses end up with data in a myriad of places with varying levels of structure. This makes it difficult to gain insights from across …

Brief Conversations From The Open Data Science Conference: Part 2 - Episode 31

May 14th, 2018

26:05
Summary

The Open Data Science Conference brings together a variety of data professionals each year in Boston. This week’s episode consists of a pair of brief interviews conducted on-site at the conference. First up …

Brief Conversations From The Open Data Science Conference: Part 1 - Episode 30

May 7th, 2018

32:38
Summary

The Open Data Science Conference brings together a variety of data professionals each year in Boston. This week’s episode consists of a pair of brief interviews conducted on-site at the conference. First up …

Metabase Self Service Business Intelligence with Sameer Al-Sakran - Episode 29

April 30th, 2018

44:46
Summary

Business Intelligence software is often cumbersome and requires specialized knowledge of the tools and data to be able to ask and answer …

Octopai: Metadata Management for Better Business Intelligence with Amnon Drori - Episode 28

April 23rd, 2018

39:52
Summary

The information about how data is acquired and processed is often as important as the data itself. For this reason metadata management systems are built to track the journey of your business data to aid in …

Data Engineering Weekly with Joe Crobak - Episode 27

April 15th, 2018

43:31
Summary

The rate of change in the data engineering industry is alternately exciting and exhausting. Joe Crobak found his way into the work of data management by accident as so many of us do. After being engrossed with …

Defining DataOps with Chris Bergh - Episode 26

April 8th, 2018

54:30
Summary

Managing an analytics project can be difficult due to the number of systems involved and the need to ensure that new information can be …

ThreatStack: Data Driven Cloud Security with Pete Cheslock and Patrick Cable - Episode 25

April 1st, 2018

51:52
Summary

Cloud computing and ubiquitous virtualization have changed the ways that our applications are built and deployed. This new environment requires a new way of tracking and addressing the security of our systems. …

MarketStore: Managing Timeseries Financial Data with Hitoshi Harada and Christopher Ryan - Episode 24

March 25th, 2018

33:27
Summary

The data that is used in financial markets is time oriented and multidimensional, which makes it difficult to manage in either relational or …

Stretching The Elastic Stack with Philipp Krenn - Episode 23

March 19th, 2018

51:02
Summary

Search is a common requirement for applications of all varieties. Elasticsearch was built to make it easy to include search functionality in projects built in any language. From that foundation, the rest of the …

Database Refactoring Patterns with Pramod Sadalage - Episode 22

March 12th, 2018

49:05
Summary

As software lifecycles move faster, the database needs to be able to keep up. Practices such as version controlled migration scripts and …

The Future Data Economy with Roger Chen - Episode 21

March 5th, 2018

42:47
Summary

Data is an increasingly sought after raw material for business in the modern economy. One of the factors driving this trend is the increase in applications for machine learning and AI which require large …

Honeycomb Data Infrastructure with Sam Stokes - Episode 20

February 26th, 2018

41:33
Summary

One of the sources of data that often gets overlooked is the systems that we use to run our businesses. This data is not used to directly provide value to customers or understand the functioning of the business, …

Data Teams with Will McGinnis - Episode 19

February 19th, 2018

28:38
Summary

The responsibilities of a data scientist and a data engineer often overlap and occasionally come to cross purposes. Despite these challenges …

TimescaleDB: Fast And Scalable Timeseries with Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman - Episode 18

February 11th, 2018

1:02:40
Summary

As communications between machines become more commonplace the need to store the generated data in a time-oriented manner increases. The market for timeseries data stores has many contenders, but they are not …

Pulsar: Fast And Scalable Messaging with Rajan Dhabalia and Matteo Merli - Episode 17

February 4th, 2018

53:46
Summary

One of the critical components for modern data infrastructure is a scalable and reliable messaging system. Publish-subscribe systems have …

Dat: Distributed Versioned Data Sharing with Danielle Robinson and Joe Hand - Episode 16

January 29th, 2018

1:02:58
Summary

Sharing data across multiple computers, particularly when it is large and changing, is a difficult problem to solve. In order to provide a …

Snorkel: Extracting Value From Dark Data with Alex Ratner - Episode 15

January 22nd, 2018

37:12
Summary

The majority of the conversation around machine learning and big data pertains to well-structured and cleaned data sets. Unfortunately, that is just a small percentage of the information that is available, so …

CRDTs and Distributed Consensus with Christopher Meiklejohn - Episode 14

January 15th, 2018

45:43
Summary

As we scale our systems to handle larger volumes of data, geographically distributed users, and varied data sources the requirement to …

Citus Data: Distributed PostGreSQL for Big Data with Ozgun Erdogan and Craig Kerstiens - Episode 13

January 8th, 2018

46:44
Summary

PostGreSQL has become one of the most popular and widely used databases, and for good reason. The level of extensibility that it supports has …

Wallaroo with Sean T. Allen - Episode 12

December 25th, 2017

59:13
Summary

Data oriented applications that need to operate on large, fast-moving sterams of information can be difficult to build and scale due to the …

SiriDB: Scalable Open Source Timeseries Database with Jeroen van der Heijden - Episode 11

December 18th, 2017

Summary

Time series databases have long been the cornerstone of a robust metrics system, but the existing options are often difficult to manage in …

Confluent Schema Registry with Ewen Cheslack-Postava - Episode 10

December 10th, 2017

49:21
Summary

To process your data you need to know what shape it has, which is why schemas are important. When you are processing that data in multiple …

data.world with Bryon Jacob - Episode 9

December 3rd, 2017

46:24
Summary

We have tools and platforms for collaborating on software projects and linking them together, wouldn’t it be nice to have the same …

Data Serialization Formats with Doug Cutting and Julien Le Dem - Episode 8

November 22nd, 2017

51:43
Summary

With the wealth of formats for sending and storing data it can be difficult to determine which one to use. In this episode Doug Cutting, …

Buzzfeed Data Infrastructure with Walter Menendez - Episode 7

November 14th, 2017

43:40
Summary

Buzzfeed needs to be able to understand how its users are interacting with the myriad articles, videos, etc. that they are posting. This lets them produce new content that will continue to be well-received. To …

Astronomer with Ry Walker - Episode 6

August 6th, 2017

42:50
Summary

Building a data pipeline that is reliable and flexible is a difficult task, especially when you have a small team. Astronomer is a platform …

Rebuilding Yelp's Data Pipeline with Justin Cunningham - Episode 5

June 18th, 2017

42:27
Summary

Yelp needs to be able to consume and process all of the user interactions that happen in their platform in as close to real-time as possible. To achieve that goal they embarked on a journey to refactor their …

ScyllaDB with Eyal Gutkind - Episode 4

March 18th, 2017

35:06
Summary

If you like the features of Cassandra DB but wish it ran faster with fewer resources then ScyllaDB is the answer you have been looking for. In this episode Eyal Gutkind explains how Scylla was created and how it …

Defining Data Engineering with Maxime Beauchemin - Episode 3

March 5th, 2017

45:20
Summary

What exactly is data engineering? How has it evolved in recent years and where is it going? How do you get started in the field? In this …

Dask with Matthew Rocklin - Episode 2

January 22nd, 2017

46:00
Summary

There is a vast constellation of tools and platforms for processing and analyzing your data. In this episode Matthew Rocklin talks about how …

Pachyderm with Daniel Whitenack - Episode 1

January 14th, 2017

44:42
Summary

Do you wish that you could track the changes in your data the same way that you track the changes in your code? Pachyderm is a platform for …

Introducing The Show - Episode 0

January 8th, 2017

4:23
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