Introduction to Apache Spark for Enterprise Architects

Abstract: Apache Spark is one of the most exciting and talked about ASF projects today, but how should enterprise architects view it, and what type of impact might it have on our platforms? This talk will introduce Spark and its core concepts, the ecosystem of services on top of it, types of problems it can solve, similarities and differences from Hadoop, deployment topologies, and possible uses in enterprise. Concepts will be illustrated with a variety of demos covering: the programming model, the development experience, “realistic” infrastructure simulation with local virtual deployments, and Spark cluster monitoring tools.

Bio: A self described Plain Old Java Geek, Scott Deeg began his journey with Java in 1996 as a member of the Visual Café team at Symantec. From there he worked primarily as a consultant and solution architect dealing with enterprise Java applications. He joined Vmware in 2009 and is now a part of the EMC/Vmware spin out Pivotal where he continues to work with large enterprises on their application platform and data needs. A big fan of open source software and technology, he tries to occasionally get out of the corporate world to talk about interesting things happening in the Java community.

This event is free for SVForum members. There is a fee ($20) for non-SVForum members, payable at the event.

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  • Gajanan L.

    Thank you for the slides! ! Great talk.

    July 25

  • Don S.

    Scott, Thank you for the slides and look forward to your demo. Thanks again for the great overview and your VM approach. Always helps to have things presented in a cogent manner by a SME.

    July 25

  • Scott D.

    Thanks everyone who attended! I've posted the slides on slideshare ( ), and when I have a demo available (after SpringOne) I'll add a comment here.

    July 25

  • Janardhan

    I am not a SV Forum Member and do I need to pay for this event ? Btw How is it related to SVforum membership ?

    July 23

    • Waiming M.

      yes, or you could join SVForum, which would get you access to all SIG meetings

      July 24

  • Dagny T

    Had a chance to attend an earlier Meetup with the high-level overview of Spark at Pivotal HQ, Palo Alto. Any chance someone could post an agenda for the topics for this Meetup (especially those with code examples) that will be presented? Currently interested in greater depth of coverage, and more real-world code and configuration examples than what was in that prior Meetup. Thanks in advance!

    July 23

    • Scott D.

      Hi Dagny, I've reworked the talk some with some more depth in places and some different demos, but it will be pretty similar to the one I gave previously.

      July 23

    • Dagny T

      Got this; and thanks for the prior talk!

      July 23

  • Dagny T

    Hi there! Just wanted to check on something before the $20 fee, and about the same in commuting costs to get to this location! I'm new to Spark; but at the moment, I'm not interested in using VMWare VMs, nor am I interested in using HBase DBs. Given this; how helpful would this Meetup be for me?

    2 · July 22

    • M.C. W.

      Great question. In the absence of a response, I'm going to assume the worst and cancel my RSVP.

      July 23

    • Scott D.

      I develop in a highly virtualized environment on my laptop, and will be spending some time talking about how I set it up, but there's nothing specific to VMWare tech.

      1 · July 23

  • Nitin A.

    Interested in big data Analytics

    July 19

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