Open your laptops and prepare to code. Starting with a brief overview of Spark over Cassandra by exploring the use case of streaming time series data in the context of a highly fault tolerant, clustered system, we will jump into migrating a simple Spark-enabled Akka application in Scala (by cloning a Github repo), adding the Spark Cassandra Connector (supports Scala and Java), and walk through adding layers of functionality. You will walk away with a runnable Scala/Akka app that easily integrates Spark and Cassandra and a taste of all the cool things you can do with it. Experience Needed to Understand Talk: DeveloperQuick
Biography: Helena has been working with Scala since 2010 in R&D as a Senior Cloud Engineer at VMware and CrowdStrike and has just joined DataStax as a Technical Evangelist. She is an open source committer on Akka, Spark Cassandra Connector, Scala Cassandra Driver, (soon to be) Slick (adding Cassandra), & previous Spring Committer.