The 70th Data Science Portugal Meetup took place on December 17th at Checkmarx Portugal.

The comunity waved the decade goodbye with a talk from Ricardo Marques @ Nokia about “The journey from Relational database to Big Data” and as in last year, followed by another sucessfull Ask me Anything session with specialists:

  • Ricardo Marques @ Nokia
  • Boris Tchikoulaev @ Prozis
  • Carlos Costa @ Adidas & University of Minho

The topics addressed in this meetup encompassed the field of Bigdata “Where are we now, what’s being done in Big Data”.

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Big Data has come a long way, and still has a long way to go through. Meanwhile in Portugal we have already some great experiences lying around, waiting to be shared with you.

The first and only talk was given by Ricardo Marques from Nokia. On a Mobile Network there is always a concern about the quality of the service. At Nokia the assurance platform is responsible for quality of a client Network. At this point, with all the amount of data generated and what will come in the future, relational databases used will not scale to the new numbers expected. This talk will focus on the architecture designed for a Big Data stack and some of the problems encountered along the away. We discussed some of the future solutions and current key blockers when an application has years on the market vs. solutions developed from scratch and when it is on-premises or cloud.

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Next, the traditional group photo and beer break followed, providing a great opportunity for a relaxed and animated discussion with networking amongst the participants.

The second part of the Meetup was focused on a Ask me Anything (AMA) session where discussions were held as to “Where are we now, what’s being done in Big Data.” Big data is no longer something new, knowing this we will talk about approaches that were applied to specific problems during this period, how is going the transition from traditional BI to big data, if it’s really a need for all that, etc. We hope you had the oportunity to ask all questions about the topic, if not, then let’s talk! Join us on the next meetup.

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As usual the meetup ended with the Meetup dinner in an informal and very relaxed atomosphere.


And of course, our traditional group photo.
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The event in numbers.

  • 1 Speaker
  • 3 Experts
  • 2 malfunction laptops
  • 1 Coffee Break
  • 3 hours of shared knowledge
  • Lots of beer, minis and cider
  • 34 Participants & 61 bottles
  • 1 Lively Dinner

Shared Knowledge

Interesting links and contents related to the meetup.

DSPT Meetup #70 Presentation

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