You don’t need another database: A conversation with Reynold Xin and Drew Banin (Premier Sponsor)

Drew Banin and Reynold Xin
dbt Labs and Databricks

06 December 2021, 08:40 PM

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About this talk

Reynold Xin is a technical co-founder and Chief Architect at Databricks. He’s also a co-creator and the top contributor to the Apache Spark project.

In this casual conversation with Drew Banin, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at dbt Labs, the two will be discussing the data infrastructure trends they find most interesting.

There’s a lot happening in the data world right now. Where does the Lakehouse go from here? Have we gone too far with database specialization? Will Drew ever be invited to lecture on databases at Carnegie Mellon again? Join us as Reynold and Drew share their true feelings on these topics and more.

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