Patrick Wendell

Apache Spark 1.2 and Beyond!

Date: This event took place live on January 13 2015

Presented by: Patrick Wendell

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Hosted By: Ben Lorica

In this webcast, Patrick Wendell from Databricks will be speaking about Spark's new 1.2 release. Spark 1.2 brings performance and usability improvements in Spark's core engine, a major new API for MLlib, expanded ML support in Python, and a fully H/A mode in Spark Streaming, along with several other features. The talk will outline what's new in Spark 1.2 and leave plenty of time for Q and A about the release or about Spark in general.

About Patrick Wendell

Patrick Wendell is an engineer at Databricks as well as a Spark Committer and PMC member. In the Spark project, Patrick has acted as release manager for several Spark releases, including Spark 1.0 and 1.1.

Patrick also maintains several subsystems of Spark's core engine. Before helping start Databricks, Patrick obtained an M.S. in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His research focused on low latency scheduling for large scale analytics workloads. He holds a B.S.E in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Twitter: @pwendell

About Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O'Reilly Media, Inc.. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services. He is an advisor to Databricks.

Twitter: @bigdata