Geohashing in Spark + Stream Processing of Financial Insights in Hazelcast Jet

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QuantumBlack has agreed to sponsor our May Meetup
There will be couple of talks, lots of networking along with pizza and beer!
Please bring an ID to get into the building.

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6:00pm - 6:30pm
Networking and snacks
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Computing distance using Geohash through Spark - Talk by Nikhilesh Nukala
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Financial Market Insights from Stream Processing - Talk by Mike Yawn
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Q/A with Speakers and QuantumBlack

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Computing distance using Geohash through Spark

Nikhilesh Nukala

Geohashing is a method to encode latitude and longitude and grouping nearby points on the globe with varying resolutions. With Geohash, it is easy to find data in some region or do a k-nearest query. We will look at the Spark Geohash pipeline to solve some real-world problems.

Speaker Bio:
Nikhilesh Nukala is a Data Engineer at QuantumBlack. He specializes in Enterprise Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and building realtime data pipelines using big data technology. Prior to QB, Nikhilesh worked at Kavi Associates.

Financial Market Insights from Stream Processing

Mike Yawn

Stream Processing provides a way to process and/or query a continuous data stream at near real-time speeds. Stream processing engines provide the ability to gain insight into changing conditions as they are happening, rather than analyzing historical data. In businesses such as trading where opportunities can arise and disappear in fractions of a second, the ability to understand what is happening while it is happening is critical. This talk will show how Hazelcast Jet, an open source in-memory Stream Processing Engine that provides higher throughput and lower latency that previous generations of streaming solutions, can be applied to financial markets to detect patterns and react to events as they happen.

Mike Yawn is a Senior Solutions Architect with Hazelcast, the provider of the leading operational In-Memory Computing Platform. In that role he provides pre-sales consulting on Hazelcast IMDG, Hazelcast Jet, and Hazelcast Cloud solutions to commercial customers. Prior to joining Hazelcast, Mike performed a number of consulting and R&D functions with HP, eBay, Oracle, and other tech companies, supporting customers in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and other industries.

This event is sponsored by QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company.