Apache Spark Tour: Portland Big Data User Group
Portland, OR
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Portland Big Data User Group is for those using or interested in Apache Hadoop, related projects, and Big Data in general.

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

Hey Hadoop, Meet Apache Spark!

Sungwook Yoon View Bio

5:30pm

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-processing 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

Sungwook Yoon

Sungwook is a Data Scientist at MapR. Sungwook's data experience includes malware detection algorithms for packet stream analysis, mobile network signaling analysis, social network analysis, job title analysis as well as call center data analysis. Before joining MapR, Sungwook worked as an architect for Seven Networks, a company that delivers device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers. Previously, Sungwook worked as a Research Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center, where he worked on projects for both DARPA and Xerox. Sungwook's main technical background lies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His Artificial Intelligence reserach has been published in top-tier conferences and journals, including AAAI, ICAPS, NIPS, UAI, ICML, JAIR, and JMLR.

Sungwook holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University,and M.S.and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.