Stories from the trenches: The challenges of building an analytics stack
Fangjin Yang and Xavier Léauté describe how they architected their analytics stack around Druid, and overcame the challenges around scaling the system, balancing features with cost, and making performance consistent.
Fangjin is one of the original Druid committers and a co-founder of Imply, a San Francisco based technology company formed around Druid. Fangjin previously held senior engineering positions at Metamarkets and Cisco. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
One of the first engineers to Metamarkets' analytics team, Xavier is responsible for analytics infrastructure, including real-time analytics in Druid. He was previously a quantitative researcher at BlackRock. Prior to that, he held various research and analytics roles at Barclays Global Investors and MSCI. He holds an MEng in Operations Research from Cornell University and a Masters in Engineering from École Centrale Paris.