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The first ever VOXXED Days Vienna event will run on 6th February, 2015, at CINEPLEXX WIENERBERG. This developer conference will bring together popular speakers, core developers of popular open source technologies and professionals willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
Voxxed Days Vienna is part of the Voxxed Days - a series of one day tech events organised by local community groups and supported by the Voxxed team. Sharing the Devoxx philosophy that content comes first, these events will bring together internationally renowned speakers at an even wider range of locations around the world. 
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Friday, February 6 • 15:40 - 16:30
Apache Spark 101

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"Apache Spark" is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing."

Above statement is taken from Apache Spark welcome page. It's one of those definitions that, while describing the product in one sentence and being 100 % true, tell still litle to the wondering noob.

Why take interest in Apache Spark? Apache Spark promise being up to 100x faster than Hadoop MapReduce in certain scenarios. It provide comprehensible programming model (familiar to everyone who is used to functional programming) and vast ecosystem of tools.

In my talk I will try to reveal secrets of Apache Spark for the very beginners. We will do first quick introduction to the set of problems commonly known as BigData: what they try to solve, what are their obstacles and challenges and how those can be addressed. We will quickly take a pick on MapReduce: theory and implementation.
We will then move to Apache Spark. We will see what was the main factor that drove its creators to introduce yet another large-scala processing engine. We will see how it works, what are its main advantages.

Presentation will be mix of slides and code examples.

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Pawel Szulc

Pawel Szulc is primarily a programmer. Always was and always will be. Experienced professionally in JVM ecosystem, currently having tons of fun with Scala, Clojure and Haskell. By day working on (not that) BigData problems with Akka Stream & Apache Spark, by night hacking whatever he finds interesting at that given moment. Humble apprentice of Functional Programming. Runs a blog http://www.rabbitonweb.com

Friday February 6, 2015 15:40 - 16:30
Room 10

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