Episode 296

JSJ 293: Big Data with Nishant Thacker


December 27th, 2017

34 mins 11 secs

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Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Nishant Thacker

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber speaks with Nishant Thacker. Nishant is the technical product manager for all things big data at Microsoft. Nishant mentions the many new technologies and announcements he is in-charge of at Microsoft.

Nishant is on the show to talk about Big Data and gives advice on how to process data and acquire deep insight of your customers. This is a great episode to understand the development of data systems that are the backbone of some marketing tools.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Processing Metrics
  • Processing into report and usable information
  • Data lake
  • Collecting data points
  • Creating and maintaining the data lake in its raw form
  • Scale up engines and limits
  • Commodity machines and leverage
  • Big data means to scale out
  • Specialized engines for audio and video files
  • How to have a cohesive report?
  • Writing and Querying across data
  • Storing raw data and retrieve data
  • Data cluster
  • What does the data box look like?
  • And much more!




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