Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive
Arlington, VA
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive brings together users, enthusiasts, and explorers of Apache Spark to exchange ideas, inspire and learn from each other, and bring the top minds and innovators around big data and real-time solutions to the table. The meetup will include introductions to the various Spark features and functions, case studies from current users, best practices for deployment, and speakers from the top technology leaders and vendors who are helping craft Spark's roadmap for the future.


Top Hadoop Distribution Vendors Come Together to Discuss Apache Spark (Panel)

Keys Botzum View Bio


Many are saying Apache Spark is the next wave of innovation in Big Data – extending the capabilities of Hadoop and providing a unified platform for batch and real-time processing. The Open Source community is excited and supportive as evidence by Spark’s recent promotion to a full fledge Apache project in February of 2014. Big Data vendor leaders are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architecture.

Come join us for a lively panel discussion between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Pivotal – to hear their vision, strategy, and capabilities around Apache Spark. This will be a rare opportunity to see these four leading vendors on one panel, hear from their experts, and get their insight on best practices, real use cases, and solutions around Spark implementation.


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.