Enhance Your Apache Spark Skills

Join more than 3,000 engineers, analysts, scientists, and business professionals for three days of in-depth learning and networking.

With over 100 sessions and six tracks to choose from, there’s content for every level and role.


  • Structured Spark, Spark Streaming, and related projects.
  • The future of Apache Spark.
  • How to use the Spark stack in a variety of applications.
  • Best practices for deploying Spark at Scale.

Apache® Spark™ is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. It was started at UC Berkeley in 2009 and is now developed at the vendor-independent Apache Software Foundation. Since its release, Spark has seen rapid adoption by enterprises across a wide range of industries. Internet powerhouses such as Yahoo, eBay and Netflix have deployed Spark at massive scale, processing multiple petabytes of data on clusters of over 8,000 nodes. Apache Spark has also become the largest open source community in big data, with over 1000 contributors from 250+ organizations.



Academic Pass Application

If you are an academic affiliated with a university, you may apply for a free 2-day pass to the Spark Summit.

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2017. We will be announcing the free passes via email on April 10, 2017.

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Introducing the Spark Summit Hackathon

This interactive event will offer a unique opportunity for a select number of Spark Summit 2017 participants to collaborate in small teams on a variety of data challenges.

Work on projects with Spark experts, win great prizes, learn new techniques and showcase your skills for potential employers. You won’t want to miss it!

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Developer Day
June 6

Who it’s for:

  • Apache Spark Developers
  • Data Scientists
  • Infrastructure or Site Reliability Engineers
  • Researchers

Why you should attend:

  • Learn what’s ahead for the open source Spark project.
  • To hear from Spark committers on performance and memory optimization.
  • To see how others deploy Spark at scale.
  • To learn how data scientists deploy in R and discover machine learning at scale.
  • To hear researchers share their knowledge about spatial analyses and GPU support in Spark.

Enterprise Day
June 7

Who it’s for:

  • Data Practitioners
  • Key Decision Makers
  • Business Executives

Why you should attend:

  • To learn how Apache Spark is deployed in enterprises and best practices.
  • To find out how Spark is employed in a variety of applications.
  • To hear how leading enterprise Spark users solve business problems.

Conference Chairs

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Reynold Xin


Reynold oversees technical contributions to Apache® Spark™ at Databricks, initiating efforts such as DataFrames and Project Tungsten. To demonstrate Spark’s scalability and performance, he lead the efforts in the 2014 Daytona GraySort contest and set the 2014 world record, beating the previous record held by Hadoop with 30X higher per-node efficiency. Prior to Databricks, he was a PhD student at the UC Berkeley AMPLab, where he focused on scalable data processing. He wrote the highest cited papers in SIGMOD 2011, 2013, and 2015, and won Best Demo Award at VLDB 2011 and SIGMOD 2012.

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Edd Wilder-James

Silicon Valley Data Science

Founding chair of the pioneering data conference, O'Reilly Strata, Edd is a respected voice in the worlds of data, open source and the web. His work in emerging technology also includes six years as program chair of OSCON, and acting as the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal "Big Data". He is currently VP of Technology Strategy at Silicon Valley Data Science.


Conference Pass Includes Early Bird Available until 4/7/17 Standard Available until 6/4/17 On-Site Purchased during event
All-Access Access to the VIP lounge, VIP party, lunch, keynotes, breakout sessions, expo hall, attendee reception and any attendee parties presented by Spark Summit. Limited quantities available. $1,195 $1,495 $1,695
Conference Access to lunch, keynotes, breakout sessions, expo hall, attendee reception and any attendee parties presented by Spark Summit. $925 $1,125 $1,325
Expo Only Access to expo hall, attendee reception and any attendee parties presented by Spark Summit. $350 $400
Training Pass
1-Day Training Access to a 1-day training course. 1-Day Training takes place Monday, June 5 from 9am to 5pm. $625 $825 $1,025
2-Day Training Access to a 2-day training course. 2-Day Training takes place Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6. Please note that training on June 6 will overlap with the first day of the Spark Summit conference. $1,250 $1,450 $1,650
Instant Sponsorship $3,500
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Moscone West Convention Center

Moscone West Convention Center

Moscone West Convention Center
800 Howard Street
Corner of 4th & Howard
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 974-4000

Conveniently located in the South of Market area, Moscone West provides easy access to downtown San Francisco’s many hotels and restaurants giving opportunity to see what the city has to offer after the sessions close. Take advantage of easy transportation via BART, MUNI and CalTrain.

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Spark Summit 2017 Sponsors




Exhibiting Sponsors

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