Join host Tim Bergland as he sits down with Lakshmi Rao, a staff engineer at Stripe, who has been at the forefront of data infrastructure, especially in real-time and streaming technologies. Dive into their discussion about Lakshmi's journey from Kafka to Flink and finally to Pinot, understanding the growth and development of real-time analytics in the payment sector. Discover the significance of real-time analytics at Stripe, both for customer-facing and internal tools. If you're curious about the evolution of real-time infrastructure and how major players like Stripe navigate this space, this episode is a must-listen!