Office Hour with Matt Walker, Wil Stuckey, Steve Mardenfeld

Expo Hall (Table D)

This office hour will center around lessons learned from the big data stack in operation at Etsy for over three years.

Topics up for discussion include:

  • Big data applications at Etsy
  • Our custom operator library
  • Experiences with Cascading and comparisons with Pig and Hive
  • Migrating from EMR onto our own hardware
  • Loading outputs into our web stack
  • Monitoring big data processes and Cascading jobs
  • Log collection and ETL
  • Snapshotting database tables
  • Workflow engines like Oozie
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Matt Walker

Simon Data

Matt Walker is a engineer at Etsy, where he is building out their big data stack and researching techniques for search and advertising. Previously, he worked as a researcher at Adtuitive and as an engineer at Pervasive Software. He holds an MS in computer science from UT and received his BS in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University.

Wil Stuckey


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Steve Mardenfeld


Steve Mardenfeld is a Data Engineer for the Big Data Team at Etsy, where he uses Hadoop and other tools to process and analyze large data sets. Previously to Etsy, he worked as a Senior Data Analyst for a criminal justice agency, where he focused on utilizing data to help inform criminal justice policy issues.


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