Orlando Java User Group August 2015 - Introduction to Apache Spark
Orlando, FL
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The OrlandoJUG is a community that meets every month with talks on interesting aspects of programming in Java. Although they're Java-focused, you'll also learn about other JVM languages.

Talks

An Overview of Apache Spark

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

Speakers

Carol McDonald

Carol is a HBase Hadoop instructor at MapR Technologies. Carol has extensive experience as a developer and architect building complex mission critical applications in the Banking, Health insurance and Telecom Industries. As a Java Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems, Carol traveled all over the world speaking at Sun Tech Days, JUGs, Companies, and Conferences. She is a recognized speaker in Java communities.