Speaker

Lawrence Spracklen, Engineer at Alpine Data

Lawrence Spracklen

Engineer, Alpine Data

Lawrence Spracklen leads engineering at Alpine Data. He is tasked with the development of Alpine’s advanced analytics platform, which makes extensive use of Spark. Prior to joining Alpine, Lawrence worked at Ayasdi as both VP of Engineering and Chief Architect. Before this, Lawrence spent over a decade working at Sun Microsystems, Nvidia and VMware, where he led teams focused on the intersection of hardware architecture and software performance and scalability. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Electronic engineering from the University of Aberdeen, a B.Sc. in Computational Physics from the University of York and has been issued over 40 US patents.

Sessions

Spark Autotuning

While the performance delivered by Spark has enabled data scientists to undertake sophisticated analyses on big and complex data in actionable timeframes, too often, the process of manually configuring the underlying Spark jobs (including the… Read more