Spark Summit 2014 brought the Apache Spark community together on June 30- July 2, 2014 at the The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. It featured production users of Spark, Shark, Spark Streaming and related projects.
The phenomenal growth of the big data ecosystem is being fueled by the need not only to capture and analyze vast quantities of traditional and new data, but also the need to put that data to work. Organizations are using Spark to build new best of breed interactive applications and experiences leveraging their data and the power of new algorithms on large arrays of commodity computers. This talk discusses why Spark is a good choice for such projects today and how it will be an even better platform for such applications in the future.
Eric Baldeschwieler is a Technical Advisor specializing in Big Data. He was the founding CEO and later CTO of Hortonworks. He built and lead the Yahoo! team that took Apache Hadoop from a prototype to the enterprise-ready technology that powers every Hadoop distribution today. Previously, he was a leader of Yahoo and Inktomi’s web search engineering teams. He holds a BS in Applied Math from Carnegie Mellon and an MS in CS from UC Berkeley.