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Spark - The steroid for Hadoop

  • Apr 30, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Hello East Bay Biggies, 

We have  another great presentation scheduled for the month of April.

Abhijit Thatte, Head - Analytics Software, GE software, will be presenting on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

He will present Spark architecture and enlighten us on - how does Spark speed up job performance by 10 to 100 times on a typical Hadoop job. He will also give an overview of Spark eco-system.


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM -- Social & Pizza 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Presentation by Abhijit Thatte 

"Spark - The steroid for Hadoop” 

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM -- Q/A and discussion. 

Thanks to Veeva Systems for allowing us to host this event in their offices.

Let us make this meet-up a great place to share our knowledge and experiences with each other. 

Please suggest topics and speakers for the future meet-up presentations.

Hope to see you all, the East Bay Biggies on 30th April, 2014.


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  • Arul R.

    Thank you Abhijit. It was a great presentation with lots of insights!

    May 1, 2014

  • Gopi S A.

    It was detail and resourceful session. Thanks Abhijit

    May 1, 2014

  • Abhijit T.

    Thanks everyone for making the session interesting with questions and discussion. I uploaded the presentation slide deck to meetup documents. Click on More -> Files at the top to get to the presentation.

    May 1, 2014

    • Surendra G.

      Thanks Abhijit for a wonderful session!!

      May 1, 2014

  • Ritesh M.

    Thank you very much for very informative presentation and pizza

    April 30, 2014

  • Sree C

    Nice session...thanks abhijit/shiv

    April 30, 2014

  • Sushil Sharma, MBA, M.

    I just joined the meetup. Look forward to attend the event.


    April 23, 2014

  • Meher

    any chance the ppt can be shared ?

    April 30, 2014

  • Sushil Sharma, MBA, M.

    Thanks Shiv for organizing the event. Thanks Abhijit for the great overview of Spark!!

    April 30, 2014

  • Philip Shanks, CISSP, C.

    A very nice overview of Spark architecture, ecosystem and basic use cases. Thank you Abhijit!

    April 30, 2014

  • Devi

    This is my first meeting I hope it will help me in my career to get new opportunity

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • jane c.

    It will be my frist time to join the meetup. See you tomorrow!

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Divya M.

    Hi! Anybody going back to walnut creek after the event?

    April 28, 2014

  • Sagira

    " Please suggest topics and speakers for the future meet-up presentations" .. question for the organizer .. is this suggestion limited to only presentation limited to any tech involving or based on Hadoop tec or it can be on anything else. Please let me know .. thanks

    April 23, 2014

    • Shiv K.

      Thanks Sagira.. It should be in BIG Data technology(Hadoop,NOSQL.­...)/analytics space..

      April 23, 2014

    • Sagira

      Oh ok .. I'll check with my son, I thought maybe he could be one of the speakers ..

      April 23, 2014

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