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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Building real-time dashboards with Kafka, web frameworks, and an in-memory database

Chandan Joarder (
1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Business case studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Data Platform, ecommerce, Streaming
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Full stack developers, data scientists, and SQL database developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of distributed database platforms and real-time streaming analytics

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to build real-time dashboards using tools such as Kafka, Spark, and an in-memory database
  • Discover how real time is directly impacting the retail industry
  • Understand how to construct dashboards, derive omnichannel digital insight from real-time data, and develop a universal data hub for colocated data, analysis, and data services


Macy’s has taken an innovative dashboard approach by using a combination of Tableau, Cognos, and custom dashboards, providing flexibility to executives, enterprise business analysts and developers. Drawing on his experience implementing this approach, Chandan Joarder shares a guide to building real-time dashboards in-house using tools such as Kafka, web frameworks, and an in-memory database, utilizing JavaScript and Scala. Along the way, Chandan also discusses the architectural principles used in these dashboards to provide up-to-the-hour business performance metrics and alerts and explains how real-time dashboards directly benefit your business.

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Chandan Joarder

Chandan Joarder is the principal engineer at Macy’s, where his team is responsible for data services integration for The team has made significant strides in incorporating real-time analytics into the company’s endeavors.

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04/03/2017 4:36am PDT

Hello Chandan, Would you be able to share the material used for presentation?