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.
At Databricks, we’ve been thrilled to see the rapid pace of adoption of Spark, as it has been embraced by an increasing number of enterprise vendors and has grown to be the most active open source project in the Hadoop ecosystem. We also readily admit that a critical piece of enabling enterprises to unlock its potential is a strong ecosystem of applications built on top of Spark.
We launched the “Certified on Spark” program to support these application developer efforts, and have been blown away at the diverse set of applications being built on top of Spark, and want this great work to be exposed to the broader community. In that light, this year’s Spark Summit will have an “Application Spotlight” segment that will highlight some of the best we’ve seen. Given the limited number of slots available at the conference, all interested developers must go through a lightweight application process.
Read on for details on how to apply and what selection entails. All applications eligible (even if not yet certified) for the Databricks”Certified on Spark” program are encouraged to apply!
Developers that are chosen to be part of the Application Spotlight segment will enjoy the following benefits:
Additionally, for those that have already completed the certification process, the additional work is minimal, and for those who have not the certification process is relatively lightweight once the technical integration has been completed.
The process that application developers would go through is the following:
Any application that is eligible for the “Certified on Spark” program is eligible for the Application Spotlight program. In practical terms, this means:
Additionally, vendor must be willing to submit certification application by deadline.