Spark-March1-blog-header

Spark Ecosystem & Spark Streaming Fundamentals

This is a re-post from Spark Ecosystem & Spark Streaming Fundamentals post on the Concur blog. For the March 2015 Seattle Spark Meetup group convened for our monthly meeting. It was a special meeting since it was actually a joint Seattle Spark Meetup and Pacific Northwest Cloudera User Group session held at the Concur Technologies headquarters in Bellevue. We had special guest speakers, Mike Olson (@mikeolson) and Hari Shreedharan (@harisr1234), whose presentations discussed the basics of Spark and Spark Streaming as well as the Spark ecosystem, specifically, Cloudera’s investments into it. For those who missed it, we’re sharing Mike and…

Rate this:

seattle spark large

Feb Spark Events: Data Discovery, Dato & Spark, and Spark Camp

An awesomely busy February coming up for those whom are interested in all things Apache Spark! Concur Discovers the True Value of Data A joint Cloudera and Concur webinar on February 2nd, 2015 where we will discuss the benefits of utilizing CDH5 within Concur’s modern Big Data architecture (including Spark of course!) Better Together: Dato + GraphLab We’ve got a great Seattle Spark Meetup event feature three speakers highlighting the integration between Dato’s GraphLab Create and Apache Spark.   Come join us at Concur’s new Bellevue Training Center to learn more about GraphLab Create, Apache Spark, and network. Strata +…

Rate this:

seattle spark large

To Spark … and Beyond!

One of the very exciting thing about Spark is that there is the potential to have one ubiquitous tool to solve my aggregate, machine learning, graph, and other statistical / analytics problems.  And while I am proud of my time with the SQL Server team and we had achieved some amazing lofty goals (e.g. Yahoo! 24TB Analysis Services cube), I had been drawn back to my statistical roots. Statistical Roots? It may surprise you that I had been bouncing between the path of becoming a Doctor (…you know, Asian parents) or a statistician (my father was a Statistics professor).  …

Rate this:

seattle spark large

Seattle Spark Meetup Roundup: Summit, xPatterns, and Machine Learning – next is Interactive OLAP!

We’ve had some really exciting Spark sessions at the Seattle Spark Meetup even with all of the great stuff announced during last week’s Spark Summit 2014.  This post is a couple months past due, so here’s the latest compiled together! xPatterns on Spark, Shark, Mesos, & Tachyon Claudiu Barbura showcased Atigeo’s xPatterns – a real world customer architecture utilizing Spark, Shark, Mesos, and Tachyon!  A lot of great demos along with lessons learned and tips & tricks! xPatterns on Spark, Shark, Mesos, and Tachyon Session xPatterns on Spark, Shark, Mesos, and Tachyon Slides   Fun Things You Can Do With…

Rate this:

spark-at-twitter-seattle

Learnings from Running Spark at Twitter

As part of the Seattle Spark Meetup series, we had a great Learnings from Running Spark at Twitter session at the @TwitterSeattle Offices.  We (Seattle Spark Meetup organizers) want to thank Sriram Krishnan (@krishnansriram) and Benjamin Hindman (@benh) for presenting and Jeff Currier (@jeff_currier) and @TwitterSeattle for hosting us! As well, we had raffled off Paco Nathan’s (@pacoid) Hands-On Apache Spark Workshop (Seattle) – the winner is Monir Abu Hilal (@monirabuhilal )!  If you want to learn more about Spark, I highly recommend his course! Below are the links to the two sessions: Spark at Twitter: Evaluation & Lessons Learnt by @krishnansriram and Mesos for Spark Users…

Rate this:

spark logo

Seattle Spark Meetup Kicks Off with DataBricks

I am very excited to that announce that Matei Zaharia and Pat McDonough from DataBricks will be speaking at the Seattle Spark Meetup and we’ve increased the room size to accommodate more people! Seattle Spark Meetup Kick Off with DataBricks They will come up and join us for pizzas and to talk about Apache Spark!  I highly encourage you to join the Seattle Spark Meetup for this and other exciting sessions!  Below is the abstract of their session as well as their biographies. Introduction to Apache Spark Apache Spark has quickly grown to be one of the most active projects in big data,…

Rate this: