Franco Patano

Senior Solutions Architect, Databricks

Franco Patano is a Senior Solutions Architect at Databricks, where he brings over 10 years of industry experience in data engineering and analytics. He has architected, managed, and analyzed data applications both big and small, with open source and proprietary software, utilizing SQL, Python, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark, as well as experimenting with data science. Prior to Databricks, Franco worked as a Data Architect and Analyst in the Commercial Real Estate, Banking, and Education industries for organizations large and small.

Past sessions

You've heard the marketing buzz, maybe you have been to a workshop and worked with some Spark, Delta, SQL, Python, or R, but you still need some help putting all the pieces together? Join us as we review some common techniques to build a lakehouse using Delta Lake, use SQL Analytics to perform exploratory analysis, and build connectivity for BI applications.

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Franco Patano, Senior Solutions Architect, Databricks


Summit Europe 2020 Common Strategies for Improving Performance on Your Delta Lakehouse

November 17, 2020 04:00 PM PT

The Delta Architecture pattern has made the lives of data engineers much simpler, but what about improving query performance for data analysts? What are some common places to look at for tuning query performance? In this session we will cover some common techniques to apply to our delta tables to make them perform better for data analysts queries. We will look at a few examples of how you can analyze a query, and determine what to focus on to deliver better performance results.

Speaker: Franco Patano