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Making Big Data Small

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Data Science Beekman Parlor - Sutton North
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What if data doesn’t need to be big? Many use cases can be served well by a Small Data mindset, trading off accuracy in return for decreased cost. Examples include Bloom Filters, moving averages, and downsampling. This talk presents ideas and options you might not have considered for reducing big problems to comparatively small and cheap ones.

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Baron Schwartz


Baron Schwartz is the founder and CTO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software and several books, including High Performance MySQL. He’s focused his career on learning and teaching about performance and observability of systems generally, including the view that teams are systems and culture influences their performance, and databases specifically.


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