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High velocity analytics with Spark Streaming with Ahmad Alkilani

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Abstract - High velocity analytics with Spark Streaming:

The rapid increase of systems producing massive amounts of data calls for innovative techniques and tools to derive value. In this talk, we'll detail how Spark and Spark Streaming can be used for data analytics and how to work around handling massive amounts of data efficiently and using approximations where exact numbers are impractical. Along the way, we'll show how to take advantage of the latest improvements in Spark Streaming for state management.

About the Speaker:

Ahmad Alkilani is a Data Architect specializing in the implementation of high-performance data warehouses and BI systems. Ahmad enjoys over 10 years of broad IT experience including SQL Server, .NET, big data systems and No-SQL databases like Hadoop and HBase. He enjoys speaking at various user groups and national conferences. Ahmad founded the site in 2008 and enjoys giving back to the community. When not tinkering with new code or consulting on projects, Ahmad takes pleasure in spending time with his wife and wonderful son.