• Big Data in Practice with Cassandra and Spark


    Start Time:

    Sep 10, 2015 5:00 PM

    End Time:

    Sep 10, 2015 7:30 PM

    Location:
    Constant Contact Reservoir Place
    1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
    8


    Speakers: Vineet Sinha Brian Tarbox Craig Lubin Justin Sun

    With the ever increasing need to extract information from large data sources, "Big Data" is becoming very hot. We will have a set of presentations showing how the big data technologies line up for to solve problems. We will cover industry use-cases, challenges driving technologies in this space, architectures for using these technologies, and what some of the main technology options are. 

    We will also dive into two particular technologies: We will introduce Cassandra as an option for storage - in particular for when you need high scalability and for fault-tolerance on commodity hardware (or cloud infrastructure). For processing options we will introduce Spark for fast large-scale data processing using an intuitive and unified API.

    Speaker Biography

    Vineet Sinha

    Vineet Sinha leads innovation prototyping efforts exploring the use of Emerging Tech for enterprises at Salesforce and is the lead on the open-source Violet Framework. He blogs at http://i3labs.org/


    Brian Tarbox

    Brian started coding in Fortran on a PDP-11 and is currently an Amazon Certified Solutions Architect - Associate coding in Java, Scala and Salt.  He's won Oracle's Rock Star and Duke's Choice awards holds multiple patents and writes for several magazines.


    Craig Lubin

    Craig Lubin is a Full Stack Developer and Functional Programming Evangelist. Combining a mix of passion, and love of software development, Craig has designed and developed several software systems in the financial, e-commerce, and education sectors. Craig specializes in leveraging best of breed open source software to create software infrastructure to drive efficient product creation. Coding well, learning by doing, and building great teams are also his drivers for success. Craig holds a Masters in Physics from the City University of New York.


    Justin Sun

    Justin Sun is a Software Engineering Manager leading a team of backend developers who are revolutionizing the travel industry with microservices. He has previously worked as a Principal Software Engineer and Architect and has been building Java-based systems for over 15 years. Justin holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.




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