Thanks go to DataXu for hosting both the space and food and drink for this event!
Doors will open at 6PM for networking and food. Presentations will start at 6:45PM.
Lightning: Simeon Simeonov, founder & CTO of Swoop, will give us a preview of his upcoming Spark Summit talk: Idempotence makes big data systems simpler & saner. Unfortunately, it is rarer than Unicorn dust in Spark. In five minutes we will cover the What, the So What? and the O, Shoot! of this four syllable term leaving enough time for a brief prayer that Spark gets more of it soonish.
Feature: Nick Chammas will share his talk on “Flintrock: A Faster, Better spark-ec2”
spark-ec2 (https://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/ec2-scripts.html) is a handy little tool for spinning up Spark clusters on EC2, but it has a few frustrating problems that are difficult to solve within its current architecture. In this talk, Nick will give an overview of Flintrock (https://github.com/nchammas/flintrock), a single-purpose command-line tool for launching and interacting with Spark clusters on EC2. Flintrock is open source and aims to be the spiritual successor to spark-ec2