Kevin Weil

Kevin Weil
Analytics Lead, Twitter, Inc.

Web site | @kevinweil

Kevin Weil leads the analytics team at Twitter, building distributed infrastructure and leveraging data analysis at a massive scale to help grow the popular micro-blogging service. With millions of monthly site visitors and many more interacting through API-based third party applications, Twitter has one of the world’s most varied and interesting datasets. Prior to joining Twitter, Kevin led the analytics team at the Kleiner Perkins-backed web media startup Cooliris. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from Harvard University, and has a master’s degree in Physics from Stanford University.

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Databases
Location: E145/E146
Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)
How does Twitter analyze its massive dataset? What tools do we use, and where do we focus our analysis? In this talk, I will discuss our transition from a MySQL-based to a Hadoop-based data infrastructure and our use of Pig (a scripting language built on top of Hadoop) to democratize big-data analysis across the company. I will present concrete examples of interesting analyses at each step. Read more.
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