Spark Summit Europe 2016 Keynote Speakers

Matei Zaharia

Co-founder and Chief Technologist, Databricks

Prasad Chalasani

SVP of Data Science, Media Math

Renald Buter

COO, GoDataDriven

Tomasz Magdanski

Director, Big Data and Analytics, iPass

Ali Ghodsi

CEO & Co-Founder, Databricks

Spark Summit Europe 2016 by the Numbers

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6 Tracks Data Science, Developer, Enterprise, Research, Spark Ecosystem, Use Cases

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Spark Summit will have a complimentary live stream available during the conference.
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Enhance Your Apache Spark Skills

Join more than 1,200 engineers, analysts, scientists, and business professionals for three days of in-depth learning and networking.

With over 50 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.

Day 1: Spark Training

A 3-day registration pass includes one full day of Apache Spark training from Databricks.

Classes offered at Spark Summit Europe 2016:

Apache Spark Essentials
for beginners (offered in Scala or Python)

Data Science with Apache Spark
for data scientists

Exploring Wikipedia with Apache Spark
for advanced Spark developers


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Days 2 and 3: Main Conference

Spark Summit has something for everyone, from developers and data scientists to researchers and business executives.

Find out what’s in store for:

Developer Day
October 26

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
October 27

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.


Ticket Type Early Bird
(Before July 29th)
(After July 29th)
Conference Only €799.00 €999.00
Conference + Training €1399.00 €1599.00
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