Scala in Hulu's data platform

  • October 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM


7PM - Meet, eat and greet @ Galactica - 2nd floor

7:30PM - Main presentation


Prasan Samtani is a Software Developer at Hulu working on the Metrics Platform. He was introduced to Scala by a former colleague and has been hooked ever since.


The metrics team at Hulu is responsible for processing and analyzing a very large volume of data (gigabytes of data/hour). Our data analytics platform at Hulu is built on Hadoop, an open-source framework that provides a distributed filesystem (HDFS), and a programming model for distributed computing (MapReduce). We use Scala extensively in conjunction with Hadoop, especially in the area of scheduling and monitoring.

This meetup will discuss the use of Scala at Hulu, and focus specifically on two interesting problems. The first involves an in-house extension to Scala's Slick ORM, and the second involves the use of parser combinators to tackle the creation of design languages that provide a higher degree of expressivity than writing Java MapReduce code.


Hulu is a website and over the top subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios.

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  • Matti S

    Everyone here is invited to come to SCALE 12x, So Cal Linux Expo, Feb 21, 22,[masked] at the LAX Hilton. We've setup a 50% off code for everyone in the group: LASUG ( it's a great deal, and the full pass includes most of the Friday events. )

    February 4, 2014

  • Matti S

    Hi, I've really gotten to enjoy the great tech meetups we have in the area, and there's a few community events I wanted to share with everyone and encourage you to encourage you to spread the word. I believe they are still also looking for presenters.

    Nov 9-10, Sat-Sun, So Cal Code Camp at USC
    FREE community event - focus on developers
    I'm encouraging everyone interested to attend, and please do encourage people who would make good presenters to present ( especially on Open Source tech topics ;)
    Venue sponsored by USC­­

    October 29, 2013

    • Matti S

      Nov 16, Sat - Big Data Camp.
      A new one for So Cal. Please pass the word, also we're iirc still looking for Big Data presenters.
      FREE community event
      Venue sponsored by Shopzilla

      Feb 21, 22, 23, 2014 - Fri, Sat, Sun - SCALE 12x
      Call for presentations is open.
      Please encourage people who you think would make good presenters to present. Typically any open source tech/eff type topic is fair game.

      October 29, 2013

  • Richard B.

    what's the correct address for the Meetup? 2500 Broadway, Los Angeles is incorrect no?

    October 24, 2013

    • Prasan S.

      It is 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica CA

      October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      2nd Floor

      October 28, 2013

  • Arlen Haftevani changed the location from Hulu to Hulu

    October 24, 2013

  • Prasan Samtani changed the location from Hulu to Hulu

    October 18, 2013

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