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An introduction to Presto, an open source distributed SQL engine

August 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Hosted by Stella M. and Shala A.

Presto is a widely adopted distributed SQL engine for federated querying across multiple data sources. With Presto, you can perform ad hoc querying of data in place, which helps solve challenges around time to discover and the amount of time it takes to do ad hoc analysis.

In this session, Dipti Borkar will introduce the Presto technology and share why it’s becoming so popular – in fact, companies like Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Alibaba and many more use Presto for interactive ad hoc queries, reporting and dashboarding, data lake analytics, and much more, including job opportunities.

She’ll also share her career journey and how she arrived in her current role as co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Ahana, a Presto company. Dipti started her career at IBM as a software engineer and Development Manager for the DB2 server team, and since then has worked in deep database technologies, including Couchbase (holding leadership positions in solutions engineering, product, and product marketing), Kinetica (VP Product Marketing), and Alluxio (VP of Product).

Dipti Borkar is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Ahana, the Presto company. She has over 15 years experience in data and database technology across relational and non-relational. Prior to Ahana, Dipti was VP of Product & Marketing at Alluxio, and VP Product Marketing at Kinetica and Couchbase. At Couchbase she held several leadership positions including Head of Global Technical Sales and Head of Product Management. Earlier in her career Dipti managed development teams at IBM DB2, where she started her career as a database software engineer. Dipti holds a M.S. in Computer Science from UC San Diego and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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August 27, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT