Real-time analytics at Airbnb is fluid and straightforward. This talk describes the solutions developed using Thrift, Kafka, Spark Streaming, Druid and Superset. Along the way, we will do a full tour of Superset and get to understand how it surpassed Tableau to become the most popular analytics tool at Airbnb. Superset is an open source, enterprise-ready, data exploration, visualization and dashboarding web application that integrates nicely with Druid as well as any SQL-speaking database. Attendees will get to understand how realtime analytics work at Airbnb while getting an extensive demo of Superset.
Maxime Beauchemin works at Airbnb as part of the "Analytics & Experimentation Products team", developing open source products that reduce friction and help generating insight from data. He is the creator and a lead maintainer of Apache Airflow [incubating] (a workflow engine), Superset (a data visualization platform), and recognized as a thought leader in the data engineering field. Before Airbnb, Maxime worked at Facebook on computation frameworks powering engagement and growth analytics, on clickstream analytics at Yahoo!, and as a data warehouse architect at Ubisoft.