Gerard Maas, SW Engineer at Lightbend

Gerard Maas

SW Engineer, Lightbend

Gerard Maas contributes to Lightbend’s Fast Data Platform as a SW Engineer, where he focuses on the integration of stream processing technologies. Previously, he has held leading roles at several startups and large enterprises, building data science governance, cloud-native IoT platforms and scalable APIs.

He enjoys giving tech talks, contributing to small and large open source projects, tinkering with drones, and building personal IoT projects.

He’s co-author of Learning Spark Streaming, from O’Reilly Media.


Apache Spark Streaming Programming Techniques You Should Know

At its heart, Spark Streaming is a scheduling framework, able to efficiently collect and deliver data to Spark for further processing. While the DStream abstraction provides high-level functions to process streams, several operations also grant… Read more