Introduction to Apache Spark for Enterprise Architects

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    Apache Spark is one of the most exciting and talked about ASF projects today, but how should enterprise architects view it, and what type of impact might it have on our platforms? This talk will introduce Spark and its core concepts, the ecosystem of services on top of it, types of problems it can solve, similarities and differences from Hadoop, deployment topologies, and possible uses in enterprise. Concepts will be illustrated with a variety of demos covering: the programming model, the development experience, “realistic” infrastructure simulation with local virtual deployments, and Spark cluster monitoring tools.

    About our speaker:
    A self described Plain Old Java Geek, Scott Deeg began his journey with Java in 1996 as a member of the Visual Café team at Symantec. From there he worked primarily as a consultant and solution architect dealing with enterprise Java applications. He joined Vmware in 2009 and is now a part of the EMC/Vmware spin out Pivotal where he continues to work with large enterprises on their application platform and data needs. A big fan of open source software and technology, he tries to occasionally get out of the corporate world to talk about interesting things happening in the Java community.