Tagged is hosting a MeetUp for the Spark Enthusiasts at our HQ on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. This event will feature two talks: one on the Spark 0.8 release, followed by a use case talk from Bizo.
Spark 0.8 Release:
“Spark 0.8 is the biggest Spark release yet, as well as the first under Apache. With 68 developers and 20 companies contributing, this release adds a slew of new features. To make debugging and productionizing Spark jobs easier, there is a new monitoring UI and metrics infrastructure. To expand Spark’s out-of-the-box capabilities, 0.8 adds MLlib, a standard library of high-quality machine learning algorithms. For Python users, PySpark has been greatly expanded to bring it near feature-parity with Scala, and now supports IPython and Windows. And for deployability, Spark 0.8 includes much-improved support for YARN, new EC2 scripts, and simpler packaging. This talk will give a tour of these and other new features.”
Spark at Bizo
“This talk will walk through how Bizo is using Spark in production today on Amazon’s EMR service. The talk will cover how Bizo has set up their installation and deployment, how they structure Spark jobs for easy unit testing, plus how they put together a successful Spark hackday to get other engineering sub-teams at Bizo excited about using Spark. Finally, they’ll cover some common-pitfalls and caveats they’ve encountered – especially with regards to translating some of their older Hive jobs to Spark and how they go about debugging failed Spark jobs.”
If you’re interested in attending, RSVP here.
Other Upcoming Events
Our VP of Product Bjorn Laurin will be speaking at GLAZED, the first ever Google Glass and Wearable Technology conference, on September 30. Bjorn will share his insights on SoLoMoWear.
If you’re attending GLAZED, come say hello to our team!
Tagged will be participating in this year’s DataWeek SF. Our SVP of Engineering, Eyal Shavit, will attend the conference, and our CTO and co-founder Johann Schleier-Smith will be speaking on October 2 from 4:50 to 5:30 p.m.
Johann will speak on the “Big Data for Everyone” panel with other industry experts.
If you’re attending DataWeek, come say hello to our team!