DataOps, Data Pipelines and Advanced Analytics

Shaunak Ashtaputre, Senior Director of the Karsun Data Practice, presented “Data Pipelines and Delivery in Multi-Tenanted Cloud-Based Data and Analytics Platforms” at rvatech/DataSummit on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The event was held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. It brought data science out of academics into the realm of software developers and IT professionals. Participants built their artificial intelligence and data toolkits through workshops on data analysis, data engineering, machine learning with Spark, and an introduction to AutoML. Breakout sessions, including the one led by Shaunak, will feature topic categories including At Scale, Ethics and Explainability, Lead and Manage, and Models.

In his talk, Shaunak covered the changing modes and patterns of data consumption for analytics. He discussed experiences based on both traditional on-premise and siloed data platforms. Drawing on his DataOps insights, he analyzed advanced analytics enablement strategies and the data fabric pipelines required to deliver then sustain such platform operations.

About Shaunak Ashtaputre

Shaunak Ashtaputre serves as the Director of the Karsun Innovation Center Data Analytics Practice. He is an accomplished Data and Solutions Architect, with over 27 years in developing and delivering solutions to modernize enterprise data platforms helping customers maximize the value of their data. Shaunak holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems and has international experience in leading business intelligence and data practices. He brings sharp focus and drive in enhancing capabilities and creating innovative solutions for streaming data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Shaunak is a recognized data warehousing, big data, and analytics expert. In July 2018 Karsun Solutions formed the Karsun Innovation Center Data and Analytics Practice. Shaunak leads this data innovation-oriented extension of the firm. He also regularly speaks at industry events including the DataOps NoVa Meetup hosted at Karsun Solutions.

About the Data Practice at Karsun Solutions

The enterprise modernization experts, Karsun Solutions enable IT transformation for its government customers including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration. An innovation-based and performance-driven culture, Karsun Solutions teams deliver extraordinary software development, cloud and advanced analytics solutions to their customers. The Data Practice further focuses on data modernization, advanced analytics, and data security. Like the other innovation-center-based practices, this team integrates employee enablement into its mission and goals. As a whole Karsun Solutions has been repeatedly recognized for innovation including among G2Xchange’s NXT UP 2020 and ranked three times among the Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100. Building on this extensive experience and proven performance the Data Solutions team now offers several toolkits for government agencies looking to take their data strategy to the next level.