Druid Summit New York City

Druid Summit - New York City

Druid Summit – New York
August 23rd, 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 August 23rd for the Druid Summit – New York event.

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!


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.


Mahesh Pasupuleti / VP of Data & ML Engineering / Poshmark

Mahesh is VP of Data & ML Engineering at Poshmark. He has been with Poshmark for the last 5 years. During his time at Poshmark, he's had lots of fun developing a reliable data platform that the whole organization could depend on for their data needs. Before that, he worked for several startups including MobiTV where he did live video streaming for the winter Olympics and the NFL.


Darin Briskman / Director of Technology / Imply

Darin Briskman is Director of Technology at Imply, where he helps developers create modern data applications. He began his career at NASA in the 1980s (ask him about rockets!) and has been working with large and interesting data sets ever since. Most recently, he's had various technical and leadership roles at Couchbase, Amazon Web Services, and Snowflake. When he's not writing code, Darin likes to juggle, blow glass (usually not while juggling), and working to help children on the autism spectrum learn to use their special abilities to work better with the neuronormative.

Zeke Dean / Principal Sales Engineer / Imply

Zeke Dean, a highly experienced streaming analytics architect with expertise in both Kafka and Apache Druid. An expert at wearing multiple hats to satisfy customers in their specific roles. Delivered highly scalable code and distributed systems. Numerous years of experience building big data systems for enterprises all over the world -- from banks in the Middle East and india to major publishing houses in the United States and a payment platform in Japan.


11:30am-12:00pm Registration and Networking
12:00pm-3:00pm Lunch and Learn

Imply Accreditation Program – Apache Druid Basics Training (optional)

Join us for lunch and 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.

Zeke Dean, Principal Sales Engineer, Imply

3:00pm-3:30pm Break / Check-In
3:30pm-4:00pm 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.

Darin Briskman, Director of Technology, Imply

4:00pm-4:30pm 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

4:30pm-4:45pm Break
4:45pm-5:15pm Realtime Analytics for Overall Platform Monitoring @ Poshmark

Poshmark is a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more. We use Apache Druid for several use cases to monitor business, analyze the trends, perform A/B tests analysis, and share insights across organizations. Druid allowed us to democratize data across the company for both tech and non-technical team members. In this, we will talk about our own homegrown solution – Yaga, before Druid was adopted and the challenges with Yaga. We will also deep dive into our Druid/Grafana deployment architecture and how we created standardized reporting which pushed us to develop meta-queries plug-in for grafana and open sourcing it. We will also walk through the performance/cost optimization techniques we have developed along with initial struggles of developing a reliable self-serving analytics platform.Mahesh Pasupuleti, VP of Data & ML Engineering, Poshmark
5:15pm-5:45pm 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

Darin Briskman, Director of Technology, Imply

5:45pm-6:00pm Drinks, Light Bites, & Networking
6:00pm Event Concludes



Sanctuary Hotel New York
132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036