Data lakes are the new best thing. Companies want to transform their business by harnessing the power of data in their data lake to get transformational insights and leapfrog the competition. Our team at Microsoft has operated possibly the world’s largest data lake for more than a decade. In this session, attendees will learn about our journey in building and operating a multi-exabyte data lake, what users care about, and what went well and what didn’t go so well. Attendees will also learn about what has changed since we started our journey, and how we’ve adapted as the big data ecosystem has evolved.
Raji Easwaran leads the Product Management team responsible for the strategy, design, development and implementation for Microsoft’s data lake storage platforms and services. Raji and her team are focused on delivering core storage platform services for big data analytics that allow data scientists, data engineers and developers to successfully develop, deploy and manage big data applications on Azure. Prior to working on the product management team that builds analytics storage services, Raji led the teams responsible for capacity management, operations and cost efficiencies for Microsoft’s internal big data platform powering analytics for several Microsoft internal divisions such as Bing, Office and Windows.