Márton Kodok – Speaker interview

Márton  is a romanian Google Developer Expert (GDE) senior software architect at REEA/Tîrgu Mures who led the implementation of complex and distributed systems serving millions of users for companies like LogoMix, WaterSmart, Ausschreibungsdienste and many more. Among the top romanian StackOverflow users with over 103k reputation points. Active contributor for open-source solutions like Beanstalkd admin console, and Riak admin interface. Expert in Databases and Search system like Google BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Sphinx.

Q. You’re speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest in March. Tell us a bit about your session.
Every scientist who needs big data analytics to save millions of lives should have that power. Complex interactive Big Data analytics solutions require massive architecture, and Know-How to build a fast real-time computing system. BigQuery solves this problem by enabling super-fast, SQL-like queries against petabytes of data using the processing power of Google’s infrastructure. We will cover its core features and several use cases for everyday developer.

Q. Why is the subject matter important?
Implementing reporting and analytics in projects is always a complex task. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. With BigData movement there have been developed tools and services that make it easy for even the simplest projects to get advantage of awesome systems that power and let us run complex interactive analytics. A lot of projects are built around one database, but in an era of abundant storage keeping a copy of data in a reporting system is better suited for large scale analytics. Having such a system like BigQuery at our hand we can simply run all sorts of interactive analytics and power Business Intelligence with low costs and no engineering efforts.

Q. Who should attend your session?
As a developer or arhitect you will find insight how to run SQL queries against petabytes of data, taking data from a legacy RDBMS, and how to ingest in BigQuery. As a data scientist or CTO you will learn about the BigData features of BigQuery, how can query decades of data in a blink, and never worry about maintenance or engineering efforts. If you are an analysts you will see how to query large amount of data without developer assistance, use tools like Tableau, or Data Studio to build awesome reports.

Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session?
You will understand how flexible and easy is to add a managed service into your current project. After the session you will be able to integrate BigQuery into your projects, by adding streaming inserts or load jobs. Once the data is in BigQuery you will be able to run SQL reports, leverage the capabilities of the system to solve BigData problems.

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what else are you excited about for 2017?
Machine Learning is getting more and more coverage. Now with Google’s Tensorflow open source framework for machine intelligence, or Cloud ML there are tools that are available for everyday developers to run predictive analytics. Recommendation engines are the past but the future is about Machine Learning and companies are reaching us to build their next project around this technologies.

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