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DSPT#70 – Let’s Talk ‘BIG’, Ask and Learn (Braga)

17 December, 2019 @ 18:45 - 20:45

The preliminary agenda for the meetup is the following:
• 18:30-19:00: Welcome and get together
• 19:00-19:30: Talk: “The journey from Relational database to Big Data” by Ricardo Marques @ Nokia
• 19:40-19:45: Group photo
• 19:45-20:15: Networking / Coffee Break
• 20:15-20:45: AMA (Ask Me Anything) Session with specialists:
Ricardo Marques @ Nokia
Boris Tchikoulaev @ Prozis
Carlos Costa @ Adidas & University of Minho
• 20:50: Closing, hanging out and some beers
• 21:00: Dinner is optional but it might be an excellent opportunity for networking

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Talk title: The journey from Relational database to Big Data – Ricardo Marques

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. There will be discussed some of the future solutions and key blockers when an application has years on the market vs. developed from scratch and when it is on-premises or cloud.

Ask me Anything (AMA) – 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, etc. Come to know this and more. Ask questions about the topic, let’s talk!

Ricardo Marques is a software engineer at Nokia, He’ve been working on telco companies for more than 10 years but his main work in the last 5 years was working on Big Data and cloud platforms. His main focus has been on migrating monolithic platforms into the cloud/microservices and porting from relational database into a Big Data platform.

Boris Tchikoulaev is an ambitious and curious data architect and manager working for over 10 year in the fields of BI, Big Data and Data Science. Started his career as database and business intelligence engineer for a portuguese startup focused on product development for the retail sector on which he took part of the international expansion for 4 years. The following 6 and a half years entered in the consultancy world having delivered a wide range of projects for large corporations across different business sectors such as finance and retail. Recently embraced a new challenge leading the Big Data and Data Science teams of a portuguese company operating in the digital commerce universe. Committed to family and friends, spends his free time practicing different sports and travelling the world.

Carlos Costa is a Senior Data Engineer at Adidas, currently leading the Adidas Data Engineering Hub in Porto. He is also an Invited Professor at the University of Minho in the area of Information Systems. He has been working in the area of Big Data for several years, including previous data engineering positions, scientific research and teaching. His main topics of interest include Big Data, Data Warehousing, Efficient Data Modelling and Storage, Storage and Processing Infrastructures, and Interactive and Real-time Data Analytics Platforms. He loves working with Hadoop, Spark, Presto, NoSQL, Kafka, and many other Big Data technologies, either on-premises or on the cloud. He is the (co)author of several scientific and technical publications related to the aforementioned topics and technologies, and he is constantly looking to extend the current barriers of knowledge by actively publishing and contributing to the open source community.


17 December, 2019
18:45 - 20:45
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