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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

The Netflix data platform: Now and in the future

Kurt Brown (Netflix)
5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Data innovations
Location: 1 E 07/1 E 08 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of the big data space
  • What you'll learn

  • Learn how Netflix has crafted a highly functional yet fluid and evolving data platform at massive scale
  • Description

    The Netflix data platform is constantly evolving, but fundamentally it’s an all-cloud platform at a massive scale (40+ PB and over 700 billion new events per day) focused on empowering developers. Kurt Brown dives into the current technology landscape at Netflix and offers some thoughts on what the future holds.

    Kurt covers key technologies, such as Spark, Presto, Docker, and Jupyter, along with many broader data ecosystem facets (metadata, insights into jobs run, visualizing big data, etc.) and considerations (such as accessibility and necessary compromises). You’ll leave with greater insight into how things work at Netflix and be inspired to re-envision your data platform.

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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.