Bring Your Code To Your Streaming And Static Data Without Effort With The Deephaven Real Time Query Engine - Episode 264

Summary

Streaming data sources are becoming more widely available as tools to handle their storage and distribution mature. However it is still a challenge to analyze this data as it arrives, while supporting integration with static data in a unified syntax. Deephaven is a project that was designed from the ground up to offer an intuitive way for you to bring your code to your data, whether it is streaming or static without having to know which is which. In this episode Pete Goddard, founder and CEO of Deephaven shares his journey with the technology that powers the platform, how he and his team are pouring their energy into the community edition of the technology so that you can use it freely in your own work.

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  • Your host is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Pete Goddard about his work at Deephaven, a query engine optimized for manipulating and merging streaming and static data

Interview

  • Introduction
  • How did you get involved in the area of data management?
  • Can you describe what Deephaven is and the story behind it?
  • What is the role of Deephaven in the context of an organization’s data platform?
    • What are the upstream and downstream systems and teams that it is likely to be integrated with?
  • Who are the target users of Deephaven and how does that influence the feature priorities and design of the platform?
  • comparison of use cases/experience with Materialize
  • What are the different components that comprise the suite of functionality in Deephaven?
  • How have you architected the system?
    • What are some of the ways that the goals/design of the platform have changed or evolved since you started working on it?
  • What are some of the impedance mismatches that you have had to address between supporting different language environments and data access patterns? (e.g. batch/streaming/ML and Python/Java/R)
  • Can you describe some common workflows that a data engineer might build with Deephaven?
    • What are the avenues for collaboration across data roles and stakeholders?
  • licensing choice/governance model
  • What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen Deephaven used?
  • What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on Deephaven?
  • When is Deephaven the wrong choice?
  • What do you have planned for the future of Deephaven?

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Parting Question

  • From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?

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