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Drill to Detail Ep.58 'Candy Crush Saga, Analytics and Mobile Gaming' With Special Guest Jonathan Palmer

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Jonathan Palmer from King Games to talk about the role of analytics in the development of Candy Crush Saga and other King games, their use of Looker along with Google BigQuery and Exasol to provide analytics capabilities to their game designers and product owners and his approach to doing all of this in a fast-moving, technology-driven internet business.

Drill to Detail Ep.57 'WhereScape Red and Data Warehouse Automation' With Special Guest Neil Barton

Mark Rittman is joined by Neil Barton, Chief Technology Officer at WhereScape to talk about metadata-driven data warehouse design, automating the build and management of data warehouse infrastructure and the thinking behind his company's WhereScape Red and Wherescape 3D tools.

Drill to Detail Ep.55 'Snowplow, Data Pipelines and Event-Level Digital Analytics' with Special Guest Yali Sassoon

Mark Rittman is joined by Yali Sassoon from Snowplow to talk about data pipelines and Hadoop in the cloud; how web analytics evolved from counting pageviews to today's event-level analysis of consumer behavoir across all digital channels; why digital analytics is hard but interesting; and Snowplow's approach to building a successful hybrid open-source/commercial software business that competes successfully with megavendors such as Google and Adobe.

Drill to Detail Ep.51 'Druid, Imply and OLAP Analysis on Event-Level Datasets' With Special Guest Fangjin Yang

Mark Rittman is joined by Special Guest Fangjin Yang to talk about the history of Druid, a high-performance, column-oriented, distributed data store originally developed by the team at Metamarkets to provide fast ad-hoc access to large amounts of event-level marketing data, and his work at Imply to commercialise Druid and build a suite of supporting query and data management tools.

Drill to Detail Ep.39 'Gluent Update and Offloading to the Cloud' with Special Guest Michael Rainey

In this episode Mark is joined by ex-colleague and now Technical Advisor to Gluent, Michael Rainey, to talk about hybrid platforms and Gluent's new cloud offload capability, the Hadoop market in-general and his thoughts on data engineering and the recently-released AWS Glue data integration service.