Data engineering at Dollar Shave Club has grown significantly over the last year. In that time, it has expanded in scope from conventional web-analytics and business intelligence to include real-time, big data and machine learning applications. We have bootstrapped a dedicated data engineering team in parallel with developing a new category of capabilities. And the business value that we delivered early on has allowed us to forge new roles for our data products and services in developing and carrying out business strategy. This progress was made possible, in large part, by adopting Apache Spark as an application framework. This talk describes what we have been able to accomplish using Spark at Dollar Shave Club.
Brett Bevers, Ph.D. Brett is a backend engineer and leads the data engineering team at Dollar Shave Club. More importantly, he is an ex-academic who is driven to understand and tackle hard problems. His latest challenge has been to develop tools powerful enough to support data-driven decision making in high value projects.