Presentation: Future of Data Engineering

Track: Modern Data Architectures

Day of week: Tuesday

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The current generation of data engineering has left us with data pipelines, data warehouses, and machine learning platforms that are largely batch-based and centrally managed. They're often largely manually operated, and integrating new systems can be cumbersome. Over the next few years, a number of trends are going to require us to rethink how and what we build. Data is now realtime, companies are running many database technologies, teams are demanding more control of their data, and regulatory policy has begun dictating how and when we store data. This talk will present a vision of what it will take for data engineers deliver a next generation data ecosystem.

Speaker: Chris Riccomini

Distinguished Engineer @WePay


Software engineer. WePay, LinkedIn, PayPal. Co-author Apache Samza. Committer/PMC Apache Airflow.

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