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May 28, 2024

How Finix is Leaning Into Real-Time data with Apache Druid and Imply Polaris with Ross Morrow

On this episode, we welcome Ross Morrow, a Software Engineer at Finix, the payment processor working to create the most accessible financial services ecosystem in history. Finix’s B2B payments platform is...

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Apr 30, 2024

Securing the “Crown Jewels”: A Journey through Druid Database Security with Carrell Jackson

On this episode, we’re going all in on cybersecurity! Helping us with what critical aspects of security you need to focus on when building analytics applications is Carrell Jackson, CISO at Imply. We’ll...

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Mar 27, 2024

Inside Apache Druid 29.0: Getting up to Speed on Druid’s Performance, Ecosystem, and SQL Compliance with Sergio Ferragut

On this episode, we explore Apache Druid 29.0, focusing on three specific themes: performance, ecosystem, and SQL compliance. Discover new features such as EARLIEST / LATEST support for numerical columns, system...

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Feb 14, 2024

A Year in Review: Apache Druid in 2023 with Peter Marshall

We dive into the significant feature releases and enhancements that have transformed Druid over the past year, including the introduction of SQL-based ingestion, query from deep storage, experimental window...

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Dec 12, 2023

From ANSI SQL Support to Multi-topic Kafka Ingestion: What’s New in Druid 28 with Will Xu

On this episode, we dive into Apache Druid 28. This latest Druid release includes improved ANSI SQL and Apache Calcite support, the addition of window functions as an experimental feature, async queries and...

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Nov 22, 2023

Druid and Joins Debunked! with Sergio Ferragut and Hellmar Becker

On this episode, we debunk the myth that Druid can't do joins. Druid doesn't function as a traditional relational database because it was purpose-built for lightning-fast queries on large datasets. However,...

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Oct 11, 2023

Scaling with Speed: How Atlassian’s Confluence Big Data Platform Team Delivers Customer-Facing Insights with Apache Druid with Gautam Jethwani and Kasirajan Selladurai Selvakumari

On this episode, we explore how Atlassian leverages Apache Druid's capabilities to handle millions of daily events and empower users with intelligent data-driven features. We’re joined by Gautam Jethwani...

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Oct 10, 2023

Fraud Fighters: How Apache Druid and Imply help Ibotta combat fraud with faster anomaly detection with Jaylyn Stoesz

When it comes to fraud detection, initial detection is key, but so is the ability to quickly dissect and address the problem to minimize losses. This means access to real-time data is paramount. The only way...

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Sep 19, 2023

All things Apache Druid 27.0: From deep storage queries to new visualization with Will Xu

We’re back again with another Druid release! Here we are at Apache Druid 27.0, thanks to the dedication of the Druid Community. This release was made possible by over 350 commits & 46 contributors. Will Xu,...

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Aug 22, 2023

Orb and Apache Druid: Building customer trust through data correctness with Kshitij Grover

On this episode, Kshitij Grover, co-founder and CTO at Orb, guides us through their innovative utilization of Druid, allowing their users to assess metrics across queries and beyond. He also gives some great...

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Aug 08, 2023

Confluent, Kafka, Druid, and Flink: The Future of Streaming Data with Kai Waehner

On this episode, Kai Waehner, Field CTO at Confluent walks us through how they use Kafka and Druid together, where Apache Flink fits into the mix and shares insights and trends from the world of data streaming.

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Jul 27, 2023

Driving Innovation with Open Standards: How Voltron Data is Shaping the Data Ecosystem with Apache Arrow and Ibis with Josh Patterson

Today's show is all about the world of big data and open source projects, and we've got a real gem to share with you—Voltron Data! They're on a mission to revolutionize the data analytics industry through...

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Jul 18, 2023

How Apache Druid Revolutionized Digital Turbine’s Analytics Infrastructure with Lioz Nudel and Alon Edelman

Who better to talk about real-world usage of Apache Druid than Digital Turbine, a leading mobile growth and monetization platform? They go way back with Druid. On this episode Lioz Nudel, Engineering Group...

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Jun 28, 2023

Decoding Emotions: Leveraging ChatGPT and Apache Druid for Sentiment Analysis

In this episode, we’re joined by Rick Jacobs, Senior Technical Evangelist at Imply, who will dive into the benefits of combining a trained NLP model with Apache Druid for sentiment analysis—and how he did...

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Jun 13, 2023

Druid Operator: Simplifying the management of Apache Druid in Kubernetes

Deploying and configuring Apache Druid manually in a Kubernetes environment can be complex and time-consuming—but it doesn’t have to be. Enter Druid Operator, a tool specifically designed for this exact...

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May 24, 2023

Apache Druid 26.0: Breaking Down Druid’s Latest Release

Breaking news! Apache Druid 26.0 is now available! Druid 26.0 has a few key features including schema auto discovery and shuffle JOINs but that’s not all. On this episode, we’re joined by Vadim Ogievetsky,...

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May 16, 2023

The Dynamic Duo: Apache Druid and Kubernetes

Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration platform, has been making waves in the Apache Druid community. It makes sense—using Druid with Kubernetes can help you build a more scalable, flexible, and...

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Apr 25, 2023

Documenting Apache Druid Experiments

Working on/with Apache Druid is one thing, but talking about it is another. On today’s episode, we get tips and tricks for writing about your technical projects from Hellmar Becker, Apache Druid blogger and...

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Apr 12, 2023

The World of Operational Visibility

Listen to learn about how operational visibility and IoT are making transportation safer and helping utility companies plan their energy needs or how it’s being used to stop money laundering at a major bank....

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Mar 28, 2023

Speed, Scale and Streaming: Building Analytics Applications

Darin Briskman, Director of Technology at Imply and author of the O'Reilly report Building Real Time Analytics Applications: Operational Workflows with Apache Druid, joins us to talk about how real-time data,...

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Mar 14, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About SQL-Based Ingestion in Apache Druid

If you’re a fan of SQL, this episode is for you. The addition of the multi-stage query engine in Apache Druid has enabled SQL-based ingestion. While that’s not something new to the database space, it makes...

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Feb 28, 2023

Accurate, Validated, and Real Time: Diving into Reddit’s Druid-powered Ad Platform

How do ads work on the “front page of the internet?” On today’s episode, staff software engineer at Reddit Lakshmi Ramasubramanian discusses Reddit’s ad platform, including how it handles ad pacing,...

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Feb 14, 2023

The Tale of Two Vehicles: Apache Druid’s New Shape Takes Form

Apache Druid today isn’t the Druid that you’re used to. It’s so much more. The addition of the multi-stage query engine didn’t just change the way Druid handles queries but enabled data and transformation...

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Jan 31, 2023

Who Really Needs Real-Time Data?

Listen to hear real-life examples of where Druid works best: Operational visibility at scale, customer-facing analytics, rapid-drill down exploration and real-time decisioning.

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Jan 31, 2023

Tales at Scale Podcast: Who Really Needs Real-Time Data?

Gwen Shapira, co-founder and CPO of Nile joins us to help define real-time data, discuss who needs it (and who probably doesn't) and how to not build yourself into a corner with your architecture. When you're...

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Dec 06, 2022

A Decade of Druid

On this episode, we’re digging into the origins of Apache Druid, a high-performance, real-time analytics database, and what makes it unique with Druid co-creator and Field CTO at Imply Eric Tschetter.

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