This article was originally posted by Edd Dumbill of Silicon Valley Data Science and re-posted here with Edd’s permission. We thought it would be a great complement to these other StampedeCon presentations:
- Using Multiple Persistence Layers in Spark to Build a Scalable Prediction Engine by Richard Williamson (Silicon Valley Data Science)
- Lifting the hood on Spark Streaming by Andrew Psaltis (Shutterstock)
- How Cisco Migrated from MapReduce Jobs to Spark Jobs by Ken Owens (Cisco)
- Workshop: Deep Dive into Apache Cassandra & Apache Spark by Jon Haddad (Datastax)
The Apache Spark big data processing platform has been making waves in the data world, and for good reason. Building on the progress made by Hadoop, Spark brings interactive performance, streaming analytics, and machine learning capabilities to a wide audience. Spark also offers a more developer-friendly and integrated platform to a field in which self-assembly of components has been the norm.
As an upcoming contender for big data computation, Spark has many advantages, notably speed and developer convenience. But how do you know whether Spark can help you? Here are some common use cases that we’ve seen in the field at Silicon Valley Data Science, working hands-on with Spark. Continue reading “What is Apache Spark Used For?”
SlideShare, which is owned by LinkedIn and has more than 10 million presentations uploaded and 50 million+ visitors per month, has sent out their annual announcement of the top viewed presentations on their site. StampedeCon speaker presentations continue to be top performers and have placed in the top 5% viewed on SlideShare for 2014.
You can view all StampedeCon speaker slides on SlideShare.net/StampedeCon. Thank you to all of our great speakers for sharing their insights. And thank you to those who are viewing these slides in order to learn how to bring Big Data into your organizations.
We are excited to announce that we’ve just opened our
Call for Speakers for StampedeCon 2015, which will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.
We would like to hear what you are working on and how you’ve achieved results with Big Data. This can include discussion of your analytics processes, business-specific use cases, etc. or even specific tools, processes or libraries you use, such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases, machine learning libraries, Big Data-specific development frameworks/languages, etc.
The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is March 20, 2015. For more details, please visit our Call for Speakers page. We look forward to seeing your proposal!
We are excited to announce that StampedeCon 2015 will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet. Not only is this location easy to access for local travelers, it is also easy to get to from the airport for those flying in. The Sheraton Westport Chalet hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and excellent guest rooms.
Exploring St. Louis
While in St. Louis, explore the attractions of beautiful Forest Park, such as the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum. Beyond that, there is plenty more to explore in St. Louis.
We’ve finalized the dates for StampedeCon 2015! We’ll be holding the conference on July 15-16 in St. Louis and we’re also working on training workshops for July 14. We’re working on putting together the agenda now.