In this meetup, Patrick Wendell from Databricks will be speaking about Spark's upcoming 1.1 release. This release includes significant extensions to Spark's SQL, MLlib and Streaming libraries. It also adds several performance and robustness improvements in Spark's core engine.
In addition, since we're talking about Spark internals, we'll also cover some more advanced concepts regarding Spark's internal execution to explain what has changed. This talk will focus on providing lower level details to help users who are performance-testing or debugging Spark, or trying out new Spark applications.
Patrick Wendell is a committer and PMC member on Spark, as well as the release manager for the Spark 1.0 and 1.1 releases.
Space is limited, so we'll only be able to provide admission to people confirmed on the RSVP "YES" list, and for building security we'll need you to provide your full name and an email address with your RSVP. Please register via meetup.com, with your full name, before 11 PM on August 26th.
We'll be in Apple building DA3, in the theatre.
The room will open at 6, with talks starting at 7. To avoid parking problems, you may wish to arrive at 6:15 or later.