The PRQL: The Evolution of Application Orchestration Featuring Viren Baraiya of

February 5, 2024

In this bonus episode, Eric and Kostas preview their upcoming conversation with Viren Baraiya of


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Eric Dodds 00:05
Welcome to The Data Stack Show PRQL. This is a short bonus episode where we preview the upcoming show. You’ll get to meet our guests and hear about the topics we’re going to cover. If they’re interesting to you, you can catch the full length show when it drops on Wednesday. We’re here on The Data Stack Show with Viren Berea, and it’s so great to have you back on the show. Amazing that it’s been I guess we can say yours about a year and a half. So thanks for giving us some time here in

Viren Baraiya 00:36
Thanks, Eric. Nice to be here. And thanks for hosting me. Absolutely.

Eric Dodds 00:41
Well, you’ve covered quite a bit of ground since we last talked, but can you just give us a quick overview of what you’ve been up to for the last year and a half and the company you’ve been building?

Viren Baraiya 00:52
Yeah, absolutely. So I remember the last time when we chatted, you know, we were just kind of had come out of the stealth mode, we were still kind of focusing on building the product. We were basically taking the conductor and you know, building artists, to, you know, make it available on enterprises on various clouds. And of course, yeah, it almost feels like, you know, cloud decades that no, we started this. But yeah, in the last couple of years, you know, we have kind of the built out the product that works in all three clouds, build the partnerships with other cloud vendors have customers on boarded, which is great, keeping us busy. And fortunately, or unfortunately, they are across pretty much every time zone. So you know, also keeping us busy all the time. But it has been an exciting journey, building a company from ground up and, you know, going all the way from zero revenue to some revenue. Absolutely.

Kostas Pardalis 01:50
Yeah, that’s amazing. And we ran like last time we talked a lot about microservices. Yeah, illustration of microservices, right. And orchestration in general comes up like more and more often lately. There are like, a lot of conversations about when it comes like to, let’s say more of like the application development layer and like this fusion of databases, the transactional systems together with orchestration. And then of course, there’s AI, right, which anyone who has tried like to build something around AI, they definitely know that. It’s all about how the guardrail all these different like models and services to achieve, like a consistent result. So orchestration is becoming like a very hot and like interesting topic. And broader topic, like to what we were discussing a year and half ago. So I’m very excited to talk about that. And also hear about like the evolution of orchestra from back then to today. Right? Yeah. What about you? What’s you are excited to talk about today? Yeah,

Viren Baraiya 02:58
I think as you rightly pointed out, right, like, when you think about orchestration, you know, the humble roots, right? Orchestration has been around for a long time. But lately, you know, it has kind of taken its own kind of form when it comes to AI. And just like everybody else, I’d like to think that’s one thing that is very exciting that is happening, and you know, how that blends with orchestration. And you know, where, I mean, now, we hear a lot about AI orchestration, right. That definitely was a thing before, but nobody talked about it. So I think overall, like I think the entire orchestration space is kind of evolving very rapidly. And you know where it is going, I think there is certainly an exciting place today to be.

Kostas Pardalis 03:37
Yeah, 100%. So I think we have a lot of very interesting things to talk about. What do you think, Eric?

Eric Dodds 03:44
Let’s jump in. All right. That’s a wrap for the prequel. The full length episode will drop Wednesday morning. Subscribe now so you don’t miss it.