Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
Elliot West

Elliot West
Principal Engineer,

Website | @teabot

Elliot West is a principal engineer at in London, where he designs tooling and platforms in the big data space. Previously, Elliot worked on’s data team, developing services for managing large volumes of music metadata.


12:0512:45 Thursday, 2 May 2019
Pradeep Bhadani (, Elliot West (
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Travel platform Expedia Group likes to give its data teams flexibility and autonomy to work with different technologies. However, this approach generates challenges that cannot be solved by existing tools. Pradeep Bhadani and Elliot West explain how the company built a unified virtual data lake on top of its many heterogeneous and distributed data platforms. Read more.
14:0514:45 Thursday, 2 May 2019
Elliot West (, Jaydene Green (
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(3.00, 3 ratings)
Elliot West and Jay Green share approaches for applying software engineering best practices to SQL-based data applications to improve maintainability and data quality. Using open source tools, Elliot and Jay show how to build effective test suites for Apache Hive code bases and offer an overview of Mutant Swarm, a tool to identify weaknesses in tests and to measure SQL code coverage. Read more.