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Unlock your Hadoop Data with Apache Spark

Apache Spark has grown to one of the largest open source communities in big data, with over 120 developers and 30 companies contributing, including contributions from 83 people in the latest v0.9 release alone. A clean API, interactive shell, distributed in-memory computation, stream processing, interactive SQL, and libraries delivering everything from machine learning to graph computing make it an excellent unified platform to solve a number of problems. And it's completely compatible with Hadoop, from accessing any data in HDFS, to running on YARN, all of which contribute to why it's rapidly becoming the developer's tool of choice for unlocking your Hadoop data.

Come learn about Apache Spark, work on some mini-labs, and see how easy it is for you to get started using Spark to build your own big data applications.


There will be lots of booze and catered meals

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi -- was there a follow-up? Did the slides, examples and code go online? Thanks.

    March 21, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Thanks for coming out last night everybody.

    Here are some resources to get started:
    * Slides from last night: http://bit.ly/spark-nyc
    * Training Course: http://ampcamp.berkeley.edu/big-data-mini-course/

    Unfortunately, the data zip file I was passing around was corrupt - my apologies. The data was just a subset of what is created on your cluster in the training course above. There are instructions for launching the cluster (with the data mounted) here: http://ampcamp.berkeley.edu/big-data-mini-course/launching-a-bdas-cluster-on-ec2.html

    I'll also make a few files available here, but please give it some time to sync as I'll be running around all day (should be done by tonight): http://bit.ly/spark-nyc-data.

    Please let me know if you have any other issues: [masked]

    Take Care!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Justin B.

    Pat, could you please make the slides available and perhaps the files from the USB?

    February 18, 2014

  • Ram

    Excellent intro to Spark

    February 18, 2014

  • Sami B.

    Spark is becoming a serious contender in the Hadoop space.

    February 18, 2014

  • Justin K.

    A great overview of Spark and context relative to Hadoop and HDFS. Are the examples (code and data) going to be available ? I didn't have my laptop with me.

    February 17, 2014

  • Yogesh P.

    Gonna miss it. Traveling this weekend.

    February 17, 2014

  • carlos manuel m.

    Which floor is located foursquare i'm here inside

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, will miss this event

    February 17, 2014

  • Justin B.

    Will there be slides / video made available after the presentation for those not able to attend?

    February 16, 2014

    • Pat M.

      Not planning to have video, but happy to make slides available afterwards.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Abel M

      +1, please do.

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Shankh

    1. So guys on waitlist need not bother to come? 2. Will ppl who have zero knowledge in big data can attend ?

    February 17, 2014

  • vijay v.

    Super eager to attend - any chance folks can check their RSVPs if not planning to attend. Lots of data folks eager to learn more about spark.

    February 17, 2014

  • Suren H.

    @Pat McDonough, will this only be useful as a hands-on workshop? Or will the presentation part be helpful without bringing a laptop?

    February 17, 2014

    • Pat M.

      @Suren - yes, the presentation part will definitely be useful without a laptop.

      February 17, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Anybody who is interested in working through some hands-on exercises, bring a laptop along with Java 6 or 7 installed. I'll have some USB sticks with Spark and some sample data available.

    Also, if you aren't planning to actually come but have RSVP'ed, please update your RSVP status to make room for anybody waiting.

    Looking forward to tomorrow.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Shankh

    Is this meeting useful for a a guy who has no idea about Hadoop, big data?

    February 14, 2014

  • Sampath C.

    Great and very relevant topic. Would love to attend.

    February 7, 2014

  • Sampath C.

    Great and very relevant topic. Would love to attend.

    February 7, 2014

  • Tony B.

    Wasn't that long ago that I crashed a Storm presentation at Twitter. So near yet so far...

    February 3, 2014

  • Andrew G.

    Hi, can you confirm the date? It will be a holiday, want to make sure we can still get into the building

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Pat M.

      FYI, I replied above

      February 3, 2014

  • Clif K.

    President's Day?

    February 3, 2014

    • Pat M.

      FYI, I replied above

      February 3, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Yes, the date is confirmed and Foursquare will be open despite being Presidents Day - hopefully we'll still see you there.

    Unfortunately, this was the only day that ended up working out this time around, but we definitely plan to put on some more Spark-related talks and events in the near future.

    February 3, 2014

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