Building Robust ETL Pipelines with Apache Spark

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Stable and robust ETL pipelines are a critical component of the data infrastructure of modern enterprises. ETL pipelines ingest data from a variety of sources and must handle incorrect, incomplete or inconsistent records and produce curated, consistent data for consumption by downstream applications. In this talk, we’ll take a deep dive into the technical details of how Apache Spark “reads” data and discuss how Spark 2.2’s flexible APIs; support for a wide variety of datasources; state of art Tungsten execution engine; and the ability to provide diagnostic feedback to users, making it a robust framework for building end-to-end ETL pipelines.

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Xiao Li, Software Engineer at Databricks

About Xiao

Xiao Li is a software engineer and Apache Spark Committer in Databricks. His main interests are on Spark SQL, data replication and data integration. Previously, he was an IBM master inventor and an expert on asynchronous database replication and consistency verification. He received his Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2011. He has over eight paper and eleven patents/applications in the field of data management.