Druid Summit - Austin

Druid Summit – Austin
May 24, 2022

Today, digital organizations need real-time insights delivered through internal and external applications. This requires developers like you to build apps that bring together streaming data and interactive analytics to push real-time visibility to the next level. But with 100’s of databases out there how do you know what the right architecture is.

Do you find yourself asking – how can I ingest millions of events per second? How can I analyze billions of rows interactively in seconds? How can I scale to thousands of end-users concurrently without a steep expense?

Apache Druid provides the flexibility, efficiency, and resilience needed to support your analytics applications at scale, for streaming and batch data.

Join us on May 24th at the Archer Hotel Austin. During this event you will:

  • Learn what makes a modern analytics application
  • See how organizations use analytics apps to prevent loss, improve customer experience, and even drive new revenue
  • Get practical actions you can take, no matter your company size or budget
  • Hands-on experience on how to get started with Druid via our Apache Druid Basic Training Accreditation Program!


Antonio Acosta / Senior Manager, Pipeline / Query, Charter Communications

Antonio Acosta is Senior Manager, Data Platform Ops at Charter Communications. Antonio began his analytics career at Dish Network, a nationwide satellite provider. He then bounced around a variety of industries – banking and aviation – before returning to the telecommunications world that introduced him to business and operational analysis 10 years later. Antonio has spent the last 3 works working within Charter’s data organization migrating from a primary end user of druid tooling to now managing the team that sustains and operates the druid functions.

Kevin Peng / Chief Engineer - DMP / Audigent

Kevin Peng is an industry veteran with over 10 years of experience. He has worked on big data solutions for companies including PayPal, 1010data, and Amobee. He is currently a chief engineer at Audigent where he oversees the team managing the DMP. His experience includes implementing risk models, building data monitoring solutions, and architecting data systems.

Sergio Ferragut / Senior Developer Advocate / Imply

Sergio Ferragut is a database veteran turned Developer Advocate at Imply. His experience includes 16 years at Teradata in professional services and engineering roles. He has direct experience in building analytics applications spanning the retail, supply chain, pricing optimization, and IoT spaces. Sergio has worked at multiple technology start-ups including APL and Splice Machine where he helped guide product design and field messaging.

Paul Rogers / Principal Engineer / Imply

Paul is an Apache Drill PMC member, a committer on Apache Impala and a new member of the Imply Engineering team. Paul has worked in the database field for many years and was a founding engineer at Actuate, an early BI tool vendor. Paul co-authored the book “Learning Apache Drill” published by O’Reilly. Paul currently contributes to the MSQE project at Imply.

Vijeth Sagar / Senior Solutions Architect / Imply

Vijeth Sagar is an Analytics veteran with over 12 years of experience. He has architected BI/DW solutions for companies including Schneider Electric, Hertz and Moodys. He is currently a Solution Architect at Imply where he helps customers spin up and manage some very large clusters. His experience includes designing reporting solutions, building data warehouses and data pipelines, as well as setting up big data systems.


9:00am-9:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:30am-9:45am Welcome
9:45am-10:15am Become the Next Analytics Hero

We are in an era where off-the-shelf BI products can’t provide everything you need. Enter the developer–the next analytics hero–who will build the analytics applications their organizations need, using Apache Druid as their database foundation.

In this session we will discuss what it takes to build modern analytics applications.

Sergio Ferragut, Senior Developer Advocate, Imply

10:15am-10:45am Building a Resilient, Observable, and Tunable Real-time Pipeline with Imply Druid

Review the history of Druid at Charter by examining some of the challenges, operational objectives, and tool goals before they elected to use Druid (in partnership with Imply). Within the presentation, we’ll review how scale and performance are core to what we continue to focus on as we have grown as a data organization.

Antonio Acosta, Senior Manager, Pipeline – Query, Charter Communications

10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-11:30am Moving Away from Multi-level Aggregates: Efficiently Scaling Data with Druid

What if I told you moving away from multi-level aggregates could actually speed up your reporting system? In this session, we look at how Druid can be used to retrieve data for reporting quickly and efficiently. We’ll discuss 3 reasons you should consider moving away from multi-level aggregates and 5 benefits gained by making the transition to Druid. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at the system architecture we built to support customer reporting needs.

Kevin Peng, Chief Engineer – DMP, Audigent

11:30am-12:00pm Next-level Druid: Awesome New Features in the Works

Project Shapeshift is our strategic initiative that reimagines the Druid experience in a cloud-first, developer-centric world. In this session, get a look at new features available now and in the near future.

  • See Imply Polaris, the DBaaS solution built with Druid and available now
  • Learn about the Muti-Stage Query Engine and the new data ingest and query capabilities it will bring

Paul Rogers, Principal Engineer, Imply

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Networking
1:00pm-4:00pm Imply Accreditation Program – Apache Druid Basics Training

This is a hands-on instructor-led introductory course where you will learn about the fully scalable database architecture plus how to ingest, roll-up, and query data.

Besides some amazing new knowledge and skills, you will also get a certificate of completion to add to your LinkedIn (and other social media profiles) once you complete the training.

Sergio Ferragut, Senior Developer Advocate, Imply
Vijeth Sagar, Senior Solution Architect, Imply

4:00pm-5:00pm Beer and BBQ
5:00pm Event Concludes


Archer Hotel Austin
3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758