Talk Title: An Introduction to Apache Spark with Amazon EMR
Description: This talk will provide an introduction to Apache Spark, a well-established framework for general-purpose data analytics. We'll discuss the architecture of a Spark application and will see a number of simple queries, using the Scala language. We'll finish with a demo of deploying and configuring Amazon EMR, which includes Spark as one of the supported frameworks.
AWS Level: Intermediate, although no prior knowledge of Spark/EMR is expected.
Presenter: Peter Smith, Principal Software Engineer, ACL.
Bio: Dr. Peter Smith is a Principal Software Engineer at ACL, specializing in scalable and distributed systems. His day job is to keep up-to-date with new technology, finding ways to apply it to ACL's software platform. For more information, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-smith-phd-9140441/
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Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Amazon Web Services User Group BC Canada