An Introduction to Apache Spark with Amazon EMR

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980 Howe St. · Vancouver, BC

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Our November meetup will be hosted at ACL with an in-house presenter on the topic of Apache Spark with Amazon EMR.

6:00pm - Arrival, mingling, pizza eating
6:20pm - Welcome & Introductions
6:35pm - Presentation begins
7:40pm - Discussion and Q&A
8:00pm - Event concludes

Talk Title:
An Introduction to Apache Spark with Amazon EMR

This talk will provide an introduction to Apache Spark, a well-established framework for general-purpose data analytics. We’ll discuss the architecture of a Spark application and will see a number of simple queries, using the Scala language. We’ll finish with a demo of deploying and configuring Amazon EMR, which includes Spark as one of the supported frameworks.

AWS Level:
Intermediate, although no prior knowledge of Spark/EMR is expected.

Peter Smith, Principal Software Engineer, ACL.

Dr. Peter Smith is a Principal Software Engineer at ACL, specializing in scalable and distributed systems. His day job is to keep up-to-date with new technology, finding ways to apply it to ACL’s software platform. For more information, see: