SQL, NoSQL, Spark... How to Choose Your Tech-Stack

Florian Douetteau, CEO & Co-Founder, Dataiku

Thu. Sep. 29, 2016 6:30pm
New York City
Free T-shirts, pizza, beer & drinks, swag and more!

Florian Douetteau

CEO & Co-Founder, Dataiku

SQL, NoSQL, Spark... How to Choose Your Tech-Stack

What are the key obstacles to building a successful data team? In this session, you will learn about the technology disconnect, data disconnect and people disconnect.

Imagine this: your CEO rushes into your office and tasks you to establish a new data team and expects your new team to deliver several data products. In your newly-appointed data team manager role, you can expect to face many challenges including:

  • Technologies are disconnected. Machine Learning, Stats, Viz, SQL, NoSQL, Real-Time, Batch, ETL, etc. Building a big data stack requires choosing up to 7 technologies in up to 7 fields, and the number of possibilities goes far beyond 49 :)
  • People are disconnected. How will you transition BI practice to big data, and does it even make sense? Should you hire analysts? Data scientists? Both? How will they work together?
  • Data can be deceiving and it is sometimes hard to procure the correct data. Learn how your team can adopt inspiring guerrilla warfare techniques.
  • Connecting your data - is it about visualization or automation? Can machine learning help solve your problem?

The goal of this presentation is to provide perspective and tactics for the Data-Team Manager.

Florian Douetteau

CEO & Co-Founder,

Florian Douetteau is the CEO and co-founder of Dataiku. Founded in 2013, Dataiku develops an integrated development platform for data professionals to turn raw data into predictive applications, quickly. The software, Dataiku DSS, allows data teams to collaboratively explore, prototype, build, and deliver their own data products more efficiently.

Florian began his career at Exalead, an innovative search engine technology company, where he worked for 10+ years. As a research and development VP, he led Exalead R&D teams and managed Exalead CloudView product line until the company was acquired by Dassault Systemes in 2010 for $150 million.

He then joined IsCool Entertainment, a european leader in social gaming, where he served as CTO and managed game analytics as well as one of the biggest european cloud setups.

Prior to co-founding Dataiku, Florian also worked as Lead Data Scientist in various companies including Criteo, the european leader in online advertising.

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