Apache Spark Tour: St. Louis Hadoop Users Group
St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The St. Louis Hadoop Users Group meetup promotes distributed computing for users Hadoop and related services and tools in the Saint Louis Area.  

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!

Jim Scott View Bio

6:30pm

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-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

Jim Scott

Jim drives enterprise architecture and strategy at MapR. Jim Scott is the cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group. As cofounder, Jim helped build the Hadoop community in Chicago for the past four years. He has implemented Hadoop at three different companies, supporting a variety of enterprise use cases from managing Points of Interest for mapping applications, to Online Transactional Processing in advertising, as well as full data center monitoring and general data processing. Prior to MapR, Jim was SVP of Information Technology and Operations at SPINS, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics reporting and consulting services for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products industry. Additionally, he served as Lead Engineer/Architect for dotomi, one of the world’s largest and most diversified digital marketing companies. Prior to dotomi, Jim held several architect positions with companies such as aircell, NAVTEQ, Classified Ventures, Innobean, Imagitek, and Dow Chemical, where his work with high-throughput computing was a precursor to more standardized big data concepts like Hadoop.