Apache Spark Tour: Chicago Area Hadoop User Group
Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Chicago Area Hadoop User Group (CHUG) is dedicated to the advancement and education of people interested in working in the Hadoop (HBase,Hive, Pig) cloud environment and will also include technologies such as Impala, Drill, Tez, Stinger, R, Cascading, Scalding, Oozie, Flume, and Storm.

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.

Talks

Hello Hadoop, Meet Apache Spark

Mike Emerick View Bio

5:00pm

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 the Spark stack, explain how Spark has lighting fast results, and how it complements Apache Hadoop.

Speakers

Mike Emerick
Mike is a former IBMer where he co-founded IBM healthcare transformation lab. The Lab was a center for healthcare integration and analytics. His work includes genomic research of the HIV virus, gene ontology specifically for food plants in agriculture. Mike, founded a nonprofit to promote Urban agriculture and the data science behind food production. He has worked with NGO's, heads of state and presidential cabinet members helping them learn and understand the next generation Agriculture and food supplies. He is now working with the electronic frontier foundation to develop new licences for providing and keeping data open and free. He is active in the the Chicago hacker/maker movement and logs many of his creative hours at Workshop 88 in the Chicago Suburbs.