PyData London 2023

Holly Smith

Holly Smith is a multi award winning Data & AI expert who has over a decade of experience working with Data & AI teams in a variety of capacities from individual contributors all the way up to leadership. She has spent the last four years at Databricks working with many multi national companies as they embark on their journey to the cutting edge of data. She has also worked with non profits through Datakind UK to advise on data strategy and bring data skills to social change organisations.

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Delta Lake 101: How many water metaphors does it take to describe data?
Holly Smith, Eoin O'Flanagan

Delta Lake is an open-source storage framework that enables the creation of a Lakehouse architecture using a variety of compute engines such as Spark, PrestoDB, Flink, Trino, and Hive from Python. Its high data reliability and optimized query performance make it an ideal solution for supporting big data use cases, including batch and streaming data ingestion, fast interactive queries, and machine learning.