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20 Netflix-style principles and practices to get the most out of your data platform

Kurt Brown (Netflix)
1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone who manages or interacts with (big) data infrastructure

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of the big data space

What you'll learn

  • Explore 20 principles and practices to get the most out of your data infrastructure


Kurt Brown explains how to get the most out of your data infrastructure with 20 principles and practices used at Netflix. Kurt covers each in detail and explores how they relate to the technologies used at Netflix, including S3, Spark, Presto, Druid, R, Python, and Jupyter.

Topics include:

  • No, that report doesn’t have to go out by 8:00am.
  • You can’t have scale, flexibility, and speed; choose two.
  • The data infrastructure team shouldn’t own the data infrastructure.
  • Should you work with that vendor or startup?
  • And 16 more
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Kurt Brown


Kurt Brown leads the data platform team at Netflix, which architects and manages the technical infrastructure underpinning the company’s analytics, including various big data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, and Presto, machine learning infrastructure for Netflix data scientists, and traditional BI tools including Tableau.

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03/07/2018 12:52pm PST

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