5:00 PM Saturday Room: 4306Big data is all the rage these days. We hear of companies handling data at unprecedented scale. There is also a huge demand for engineers and data analysts who know Big Data technologies.
If you are a developer, thinking of switching to Big Data, how do you go about it?
This talk will offer some practical advice from the trenches on how to successfully launch your career in Big Data. We will discuss the best way to learn Big Data technologies, about certifications, and interview tips.
3:30 PM Saturday Room: 4306Apache Spark has been gaining a lot of momentum in the Big Data world. Spark offers efficient processing of data by taking advantage of in-memory data. Spark is better suited for quick iterative algorithms in machine learning.
This talk will introduce Spark to audience. We will compare and contrast it with Hadoop and show a quick demo.