Introducing MockRDD for testing PySpark code

Summary The LiveRamp Identity Data Science team is excited to share some of our PySpark testing infrastructure in the new open source library mockrdd. This contains the class MockRDD, which mirrors the behavior of PySpark RDD with several additions: Extensive sanity checks to identify invalid inputs More meaningful error messages for debugging issues Straightforward to […]

LiveRamp Is Migrating to Google Cloud Platform

Have you ever thought of what it takes to move 97 petabytes to the cloud? Now think about those 97 petabytes of stored data flanked with 300 terabytes of memory and 90,000 CPU cores, and you have the exact size of our Hadoop environment. Over the next year, our engineering team will be migrating this […]

[Opinion] Guidelines for Effective Meetings

Meetings can be an effective way to discuss projects and reach consensus on decisions. But I believe when ran improperly, they can also be a huge waste of our valuable time. Hence, we should have some guidelines on how to create and run effective meetings. Meetings are about discussions The whole reason we get a […]