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Tricks of the Trade to be an Apache Spark Rock Star

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It is one thing to write an Apache Spark application that gets you to an answer. It’s another thing to know you used all the tricks in the book to make you run, run as fast as possible. This session will focus on those tricks.

Discover patterns and approaches that may not be apparent at first glance, but that can be game-changing when applied to your use cases. You’ll learn about nested Types, multi threading, skew, reducing, cartesian joins and fun stuff like that.hreading, skew, reducing, cartesian joins, and fun stuff like that.

Session hashtag: #SFdev13

Ted Malaska, Technical Group Architect at Blizzard, Inc.

About Ted

Ted is working on the Battle.net team at Blizzard, helping support great titles like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, HearthStone, and much more. Previously, he was a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera, helping clients be successful with Hadoop and the Hadoop ecosystem. Previously, he was a Lead Architect at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also contributed code to Apache Flume, Apache Avro, Apache Yarn, Apache HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Sqoop, and many more. Ted is also a co-author or O’Reilly “Hadoop Application Architectures” and a frequent speaker at many conferences, and a frequent blogger on data architectures.