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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Airbnb_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “One big transformation we’re seeing right now is the slow agonizing death of MapReduce.” When a company gets big enough, there is so much data to be processed that an entire data engineering team becomes responsible for managing this data and making it available to other teams. Airbnb is one such company. Max Beauchemin works on the data engineering team at Airbnb, where
“There are a lot more people who have the problem that Hadoop solves than there are people using Hadoop.”
Pachyderm is a containerized data analytics platform that seeks to replace Hadoop.
“A lot of data science teams – if you ask them what their ten most important questions are… a lot of people can’t even come up with those.”
Many companies find themselves drowning in data. The quantity of data matters far less than the right questions in the pursuit of actionable insights.