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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Kurt Brown

Kurt Brown
Director, Data Platform, Netflix

Kurt leads the Data Platform team at Netflix. His group architects and manages the technical infrastructure underpinning the company’s analytics. The Netflix data infrastructure includes various Big Data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Hive, and Pig), Netflix open sourced applications and services (e.g. Lipstick and Genie), and traditional BI tools (e.g. Teradata and MicroStrategy).


10:40am–11:20am Friday, 02/20/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: 210 A/E
Kurt Brown (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 18 ratings)
The Netflix Data Platform is a constantly evolving, large scale infrastructure running in the (AWS) cloud. We are especially focused on performance and ease of use, with initiatives including Presto integration, Spark, and our Big Data Portal and API. This talk will dive into the various technologies we use, the motivations behind our approach, and the business benefits we get. Read more.
11:30am–12:10pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Office Hour
Location: Table A
Kurt Brown (Netflix)
Curious what Netflix is up to in regards to their data platform? Visit Kurt to find out. He’ll talk about big data infrastructure, his experience building a cohesive framework for easy platform interaction, and Netflix’s architecture/approach and the benefits that they (and hopefully you can) achieve. Read more.