Introduction to Apache Spark

Hot on the heels of Spark Summit 2014, we will have a very special guest speaker to talk about Apache Spark:
Matei Zaharia!

Bio: Matei Zaharia is an assistant professor at MIT and CTO at Databricks, the company commercializing Spark. He got his PhD at UC Berkeley, where he started Spark as a research project. Matei is also originally from Toronto!


Overview:
Apache Spark has quickly grown to be one of the most active projects in the Hadoop ecosystem. In this talk, we’ll introduce you to the core concepts behind the engine, recent additions, and where it’s going next. While the Spark engine is designed for ease of use and speed, its most unique strength is generality, in that it can efficiently support and combine many workloads that usually required separate engines (e.g. MapReduce, SQL and machine learning). We’ll show how we are taking advantage of this strength with higher-level libraries built into Spark, such as Spark SQL, MLib for machine learning, and Spark Streaming.

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  • Ashwin T.

    As requested, here is the video of Matei Zaharia's presentation at the recent THUG meetup @ BNOTIONS:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHI-zswrH4o

    Apologies for the low audio quality - our line out tapped out just before the presentation so left with what the cam in the back picked up.

    1 · July 13

  • Arif

    Could someone please point me to the slide that had links to sample data set from wikipedia and other training links. much appreciated. it was towards the end of the presentation.

    July 9

  • Andrew S.

    Awesome discussion Matei. Hope Databricks will provide some realtime analytic dashboards for internal enterprise clusters too.

    Paul, most of the slides and many others can be found at http://spark-summit.org/2014

    July 9

  • Paul Y.

    Will you be posting the presentation from last night?

    July 9

  • Peng C.

    Awesome, I really like the Spark Cloud platform which is the latest outcome and the dream of many DAs. Other parts are a bit 'introductory' and outdated but provides the right information at the right time. Its a great privilege to see Matei himself.
    One framework to rule them all.

    July 8

  • Adam M.

    Folks. Appreciate the updates. Please use the RSVP tool if you need to make changes. Thanks!

    July 8

  • Shrijan Man C.

    today i wont be able to make it..

    July 8

  • Arif

    Anyone interested in car pooling from mississauga square one area. Please contact me.

    July 8

    • Arif

      I was going to drive but then decided to hop on go bus. Might as well have couple of pints after

      1 · July 8

    • Dean

      Cheers man - I'm not driving, but I think I will pass this time. Maybe next time

      July 8

  • Hardik

    Sadly I would miss it

    July 8

  • Arthur Z.

    Take my spot, as much as I wanted to come an urgent to-do makes it impossible for me to arrive on time.

    July 8

  • Indrajit S.

    Cant make it today ...

    1 · July 8

  • Brian C.

    Will be there. It has sparked my interest!

    July 8

  • Isa

    Great Asset! Can't wait to hear him

    July 4, 2014

  • sangchual.cha

    Great ! will be there.

    July 4, 2014

  • nathan k.

    I may be able to provide a location - how many people do we expect for this?

    June 26, 2014

  • Don P.

    Awesome. Look forward to be there.

    June 25, 2014

  • Ashwin T.

    Adam, let us know if you need a place to host. We've cleared out the back half of the BNOTIONS office so can accommodate a much larger congregation of folks.

    June 25, 2014

  • Hardik

    Look, who is in town? a must attend event

    June 25, 2014

  • Peng C.

    Holy C#@p...How did you get him?

    June 25, 2014

  • Arthur Z.

    I am exited to attend and see Matei in person. Hope it will not be a T.O Downtown location

    June 25, 2014

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