Lakehouse: A New Class of Platforms for Data and AI Workloads

apply(conf) - May '22 - 30 minutes

In this talk, Matei will present the role of the Lakehouse as an open data platform for operational ML use cases. He’ll discuss the ecosystem of data tooling that is commonly used to support ML use cases on the Lakehouse, including Delta Lake, Apache Hudi, and feature stores like Feast and Tecton.

Matei Zaharia

Co-Founder and Chief Technologist


Matei Zaharia is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Chief Technologist at Databricks. He started the Apache Spark project during his PhD at UC Berkeley in 2009, and has worked broadly in datacenter systems, co-starting the Apache Mesos project and contributing as a committer on Apache Hadoop. Today, Matei tech-leads the MLflow development effort at Databricks in addition to other aspects of the platform. Matei’s research work was recognized through the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for the best PhD dissertation in computer science, an NSF CAREER Award, and the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).