Ted Malaska, Group Technical Architect at Blizzard

Ted Malaska

Group Technical Architect, Blizzard

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.


The Joy of Nested Types with Spark

If you have a parent child relationship or a many to many relationship in your data model you will want to learn about nested dataset functionality in Spark. Ted Malaska (co-author of Hadoop Application Architecture)… Read more

What No One Tells You About Writing a Streaming App

So you know you want to write a streaming app but any non-trivial streaming app developer would have to think about these questions: How do I manage offsets? How do I manage state? How do… Read more