Open Source Analytics Conference

2 November 2021

Presenting OSACON – The Open Source Analytics Conference

Open source is enabling a new wave of high-performance, analytical systems that explore data from digital businesses.

At OSA Con 2021, we connect developers of advanced open source software and developers of the innovative analytic applications that use them.

You’ll learn how your peers:

  • Implement SaaS analytics for CDN management, real-time marketing, and other new use cases
  • Leverage low latency data warehouses to drive real-time app response to evolving business conditions
  • Scale analytic systems to millions of events per second without complex pipelines
  • Offer imaginative low-code/no-code data visualization to users
  • Extend size of datasets available for exploratory queries using tiered storage and compression
  • Exploit improvements in features like query vectorization and JIT compilation from open source project roadmaps
  • And much more!

Our goal is to push further improvements by stimulating synergy between open source projects and analytic applications.

When and Where?

OSA Con 2021 is a free, single day online conference scheduled for Tuesday 2 November.  We’ll offer keynotes from industry leaders followed by multiple talk tracks on Zoom. Here is the current schedule. 

  • 30 August – Public announcement and opening of call-for-papers (CFP)
  • 30 September — Initial announcement of accepted talks
  • 15 October — Sessions schedule finalized
  • 2 November — Showtime!

Who Should Attend?

We invite anyone interested in open source and analytic applications to attend. Content is focused on developers but we will also have talks exploring topics analytic technology to business use cases. Sign up for updates here.

How Can I Apply to Present?

Fill out the CFP form (CFP is now closed). We invite submissions related to open source analytic projects and applications that use them. We’re particularly interested in talks on the following topics for technical audiences:

  • Using open source analytic technology to enable new business opportunities 
  • Analytic apps for specific use cases like network/CDN management, observability, financial services, security, etc.
  • SaaS analytics, including operation, privacy, and multi-tenancy issues
  • High performance data warehouses like ClickHouse, Druid, Presto/Trino, etc.
  • Data ingestion and integration of event streams like Kafka or Pulsar
  • Visualization from BI tools like Grafana and Superset to low-code/no-code offerings
  • Data warehouses and machine learning
  • Techniques to boost performance, lower cost, and increase scale
  • Surprise us!  We’ll consider any proposal that highlights open source and analytic apps

We will also invite distinguished speakers to present on important trends in open source and analytics.

Will We Charge for Sponsorships or Attendance?

No and No. Altinity is sponsoring and running the conference. That said, this is an open source effort. Contact us at to help. We’re especially interested in assistance on conference marketing and soliciting outstanding talks.

Why is Altinity Doing This?

We work with committers and users of ClickHouse every day. The pace of technical advancement is amazing. We believe a conference spanning the entire open source analytic community will help inspire even greater levels of innovation. Our inspiration comes from great events like Percona Online and the classic Ricon conferences sponsored by Basho Inc. 

Meet the Speakers

Surveying the Open Source Analytic Universe: Data and Anecdata

Robert Hodges

Robert Hodges, CEO
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Managing Transactional and Analytical Workloads with Open Source Databases

Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev, CEO
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Hello Hydrate! From Stream to Clickhouse with Apache Pulsar and Friends

Timothy Spann

Timm Spann, Developer Advocate
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Do We Still Need People To Write Database Systems?

Andy Pavlo

Andy Pavlo, Co-Founder
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Analytic Trends & Data Engineering

Maxime Beauchemin

Maxime Beauchemin, CEO & Co-Founder
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Using ClickHouse Open Source Columnar Database for Satellite Communication Data

Meo Begliolo

Meo Begliolo, Database Administrator
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Succeeding with Apache Druid and Clickstream Data

Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, Technology Evangelist
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Bringing Clarity to Cancer with an Open-Source Analytics Platform

Tanvi Pal

Tanvi Pal, Sr. Software Engineer
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Analytics vs. Privacy: What Data Are We Allowed to Collect and How?

Vladimir Klimontovich

Vladimir Klimontovich, Founder & CEO
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How Open Source Enables Innovation: A Case Study with dbt and Lightdash

Amy Chen

Amy Chen, Partner Engineer
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How Open Source Enables Innovation: A Case Study with dbt and Lightdash

Katie Hindson

Katie Hindson, Head of Product and Data
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How ClickHouse Inspired Us to Build a High Performance Time Series Database

Aliaksandr Valialkin

Aliaksandr Valialkin, Co-Founder & Principal Architect
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The Future of Open Source Analytic Databases (Panel Discussion)

Alexey Milovidov

Alexey Milovidov, Co-founder & CTO
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The Future of Open Source Analytic Databases (Panel Discussion)

Gian Merlino

Gian Merlino, Co-founder
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The Future of Open Source Analytic Databases (Panel Discussion)

Chinmay Soman

Chinmay Soman, Founding Engineer
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The Future of Open Source Analytic Databases (Panel Discussion)

Srini Kadamati

Srini Kadamati, Data Scientist & Sr. Developer Advocate
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Distributed Tracing using ClickHouse @ EBAY

Sudeep Kumar

Sudeep Kumar, Staff Engineer
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Distributed Tracing using ClickHouse @ EBAY

Amber Vaidya

Amber Vaidya, Director of Engineering
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Open Data Lakes with Presto, Apache Hudi & AWS Glue and S3 –
The Next Generation of Analytics (Panelist)

Dipti Borkar

Dipti Borkar, Co-founder & CPO
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Open Data Lakes with Presto, Apache Hudi & AWS Glue and S3 –
The Next Generation of Analytics (Panelist)

Vinoth Chandar

Vinoth Chandar, Creator & VP
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Open Data Lakes with Presto, Apache Hudi & AWS Glue and S3 –
The Next Generation of Analytics (Panelist)

Roy Hasson

Roy Hasson, Worldwide Analytics Specialist Leader
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Open Data Lakes with Presto, Apache Hudi & AWS Glue and S3 –
The Next Generation of Analytics (Panel Moderator)

Eric Kavanagh

Eric Kavanagh, CEO
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Design Decisions Behind Cube Store

Pavel Tiunov

Pavel Tiunov, Co-founder & CTO
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How PostHog Found Our EventMansion

James Greenhill

James Greenhill, Platform Team Lead
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How PostHog Found Our EventMansion

Eric Duong

Eric Duong, Software Engineer
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Reverse ETL with Grouparoo

Brian Leonard

Brian Leonard, CEO & Co-founder
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Broadening Community Engagement in Your Open-Source Analytics Community

Ray Paik

Ray Paik, Head of Community
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Data Rivers: The New Analytics Architecture

Rachel Pedreschi

Rachel Pedreschi, VP of Community
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Simplifying Data Analytics Using RudderStack Open-Source Data Pipelines

Sumanth Puram

Sumanth Puram, VP Engineering
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The Future of Open Source Analytic Databases (Panel Discussion)

Tim Meehan

Tim Meehan, Software Engineer
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Thank You to Our Community Partners

We could not have pulled this together without your help promoting and locating speakers.
This is a community of communities and we are so happy to be a part of it all. Here’s to you all!


Imply is a full stack, multi-cloud data platform. It is built around Apache Druid, a widely-adopted open source real-time analytics database architected to power data-driven applications.


Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.


Ahana, the Presto company, offers the only managed service for Presto on AWS with the vision to simplify open data lake analytics. Presto, the open source project created by Facebook and used at Uber, Twitter and thousands more, is the de facto standard for fast SQL processing on data lakes.


Preset empowers teams of all skill sets to be data driven, unlocking valuable insights with beautiful and interactive visualizations and dashboards.

DoK Community

DoKC is an openly governed group of curious and experienced practitioners, taking inspiration from the CNCF and Apache Software Foundation.
Our aim is to assist in the emergence and development of techniques for the use of Kubernetes for data.

Stream Native

Founded by the original developers of Apache Pulsar® and Apache BookKeeper®, StreamNative builds a cloud-native event streaming platform that enables enterprises to easily access data as real-time event streams.


Founded by the creators of Apache Pinot and inspired by the user-facing analytics revolution begun by companies like LinkedIn and Uber, the StarTree team is committed to giving every decision-maker the insights they need to make great choices.

dbt Labs

dbt is a data transformation tool that enables data analysts and engineers to transform, test and document data in the cloud data warehouse.


PostHog is an open-source product analytics platform that offers a suite of tools, including funnels, heat maps, session recording and more, all in a single platform.

At Cube Dev, they’re on a mission to provide developers with analytical data access layer to build modern applications. Cube.js is used by thousands of companies around the world to power customer‑facing analytics and internal business intelligence tools.

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