Apache Spark Tour: Atlanta Hadoop Users Group
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Atlanta HUG is a group of Hadoop and cloud computing technologists / enthusiasts / curious people who discuss emerging technologies, Hadoop and related software development (HBase, Hypertable, PIG, etc).

The Apache Spark Tour is bringing MapR experts to 10 cities over the next 3 months to talk about Spark and how you can run programs 10-100x faster on Hadoop.


Hey Hadoop, Meet Apache Spark

Keys Botzum View Bio


Hadoop has been a huge success in the data world. It’s disrupted decades of data management practices and technologies by introducing a massively parallel processing framework. The community and the development of all the Open Source components pushed Hadoop to where it is now. That's why the Hadoop community is excited about Apache Spark. The Spark software stack includes a core data-proccessing engine, an interface for interactive querying, Sparkstreaming for streaming data analysis, and growing libraries for machine-learning and graph analysis. Spark is quickly establishing itself as a leading environment for doing fast, iterative in-memory and streaming analysis. This talk will give an introduction to the Spark stack, explain how Spark has lighting fast results, and how it complements Apache Hadoop.


Keys Botzum

Keys is Senior Principal Technologist with MapR Technologies, where he wears many hats. His primary responsibility is interacting with customers in the field, but he also teaches classes, contributes to documentation, and works with engineering teams. He has over 15 years of experience in large scale distributed system design. Previously, he was a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM, and a respected author of many articles on the WebSphere Application Server as well as a book. When not wearing one of his MapR hats, Keys enjoys time with friends and family, and getting outside to play tennis and hike.