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Get Ready for ML! Level Up Your Data Lake with Delta and lakeFS – Data Council Austin


A data lake is primarily two things: an object store and the objects being stored. Even with the most basic setup, data lakes are capable of supporting BI, Machine Learning, and operational analytics use cases. This flexibility speaks to the strength of object stores, particularly their flexibility in integrating with a diverse set of data processing engines.

As data lakes exploded in adoption, a number of improvements were made to the first architectures. The first and most obvious improvement was to file formats, which led to the development of analytics-optimized formats like parquet, and eventually Modern Table Formats like Delta Lake.An even newer improvement has been the emergence of Data Source Control tools like lakeFS that bring new levels of manageability across an entire lake! In this talk, we’ll cover how to incorporate these technologies into your data lake lake, and how they simplify workflows critical to ML experimentation, deployment of datasets, and more!

Adi Polak
Vice President of Developer Experience | Treeverse

Adi is an open-source technologist who believes in communities and is passionate about building a better world through open collaboration. As Vice President of Developer Experience at Treeverse, Adi helps build lakeFS, git-like interface for the data lakehouse. In her work, she brings her vast industry research and engineering experience to bear in educating and helping teams design, architect, and build cost-effective data systems and machine learning pipelines that emphasize scalability, expertise, and business goals. Adi is a frequent worldwide presenter and the author of O’Reilly’s upcoming book, “Machine Learning With Apache Spark.” Adi is also a proud Beacon for Databricks! Previously, she was a senior manager for Azure at Microsoft, where she focused on building advanced analytics systems and modern architectures.

When Adi isn’t building data pipelines or thinking up new software architecture, you can find her on the local cultural scene or at the beach.
Adi Polak
Paul Singman
Developer Advocate | Treeverse

Paul is a developer advocate for the lakeFS project, after several years on the analytics team at Equinox Fitness. His goal is to democratize big data analytics through explaining data architectures that are both user-friendly and cost-effective. He’s spoken at various conferences and meetups, including the Postgres Conference NYC and AWS re:Invent. When not working you can find him drinking tea and playing golf.


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