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The Many Faces of Apache Kafka: How is Kafka Used in Practice

Posted by Neha Narkhede  on  Aug 27, 2015 1

Neha Narkhede discusses how companies are using Apache Kafka and where it fits in the Big Data ecosystem.


Netflix’s Viewing Data Microservices: How we Know Where you are in House of Cards

Posted by Matt Zimmer  on  Aug 20, 2015

Matt Zimmer discusses architectural patterns -service decomposition, stateless application tiers, and polyglot persistence- and migration strategies used by Netflix.


How 30 Years of Ticket Transaction Data Helps you Discover New Shows!

Posted by Vaclav Petricek  on  Aug 19, 2015

Vaclav Petricek discusses how to train models, architect and build a scalable system powered by Storm, Hadoop, Spark, Spring Boot and Vowpal Wabbit that meets SLAs measured in tens of milliseconds.


Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.


Taking the Pain out of Real-time Mobile Back-end Development

Posted by Mandy Waite  on  Aug 15, 2015

Mandy Waite shows how to get started with Firebase before walking through a live demo of building a multi-user, collaborative mobile app that provides real-time updates to its users.


Interactive Analytics at Scale with Druid

Posted by Julien Lavigne  on  Aug 14, 2015

Julien Lavigne du Cadet discusses how Criteo uses Druid: an open-source, real-time data store designed to power interactive applications at scale, covering Druid's architecture and internals.


Mini-talks: Machine Intelligence, Algorithms for Anti-Money Laundering, Blockchain

Posted by David Beyer, Olaf Carlson-Wee, Richard Minerich  on  Aug 02, 2015

Mini-talks: The Machine Intelligence Landscape: A Venture Capital Perspective. The future of global, trustless transactions on the largest graph: blockchain. Algorithms for Anti-Money Laundering


Mini-talks: OS/App Inversion, Testing & Living Databases

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy, Trisha Gee, Pavlo Baron, Harry Brumleve  on  Aug 02, 2015

Mini-talks on: OS/application inversion, testing, living databases, and rogue protocols.


Applying Reactive Programming to Existing Applications

Posted by Ben Christensen  on  Jul 19, 2015 2

Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.


Financial Modeling with Apache Spark: Calculating Value at Risk

Posted by Sandy Ryza  on  Jul 12, 2015

Sandy Ryza aims to give a feel for what it is like to approach financial modeling with modern big data tools, using the Monte Carlo method for a a basic VaR calculation with Spark.


LDAP at Lightning Speed

Posted by Howard Chu  on  Jul 05, 2015

Howard Chu covers highlights of the LMDB design and discusses some of the internal improvements in slapd due to LMDB, as well as the impact of LMDB on other projects.


Product thru the Looking Glass

Posted by Chris Matts  on  Jul 05, 2015

Chris Matts discusses how to manage product mastery, how do we decide whether to use analysis or product management techniques, and what does an end-to-end process looks like.

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