Data with Ben Lorica

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Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media and the program director of the Strata Data Conference. In his work, Ben spends time with people across the software industry, giving him broad perspective.

In the early days of the data engineering ecosystem, the Hadoop vendor wars were starting between Cloudera and Hortonworks. Strata was a neutral ground for practitioners and open source contributors to meet and share ideas about the Hadoop ecosystem. Since then, the conference has grown to encompass topics such as data science, distributed databases, streaming frameworks, and machine learning.

There are many open questions in the data world right now. What is the best path that an enterprise can take to build out a data platform? How should a software team be arranged to efficiently build machine learning models? Which distributed streaming frameworks should I use for what purpose?

Ben joins the show to discuss modern data engineering, data science, and infrastructure.


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