Andrew Montalenti

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Andrew is the co-founder and CTO of, a leading web/mobile analytics provider whose mission is to democratize data across organizations. His team's work with the media industry includes powering the real-time dashboards used by staff at The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Slate, Mashable, and many other top sites. The Data Pipeline powering's suite of products operates at massive scale: every month, it converts billions of events from hundreds of millions of visitors into actionable insights for's customers. Andrew is also a dedicated Pythonista, JavaScript hacker, and open source advocate in the areas of Kafka- and Storm-based stream processing technologies.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Andrew Montalenti and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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