Steve runs the marketing organization at Bigstream and also works extensively on broader go-to-market efforts. Steve has had leadership roles in the data management industry at Alation and Cloudera as well as hardware companies Cisco Systems and StorageTek (Sun Microsystems). Steve began his career as a data analyst in economics and management consulting as well as at the Federal Trade Commission. He holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and an MBA in marketing and finance from Chicago Booth.
May 26, 2021 04:25 PM PT
Computational storage devices like the Samsung SmartSSD® with Xilinx FPGAs offer an attractive vehicle to accelerate algorithms such as compression, video transcoding, and search. Today, Samsung, Xilinx, and Bigstream have further pioneered an approach to seamlessly accelerate the Spark platform on these devices, yielding an impressive 2x-8x performance gain with zero user code changes.
Attendees will learn about the technical approach taken by Bigstream middleware to accelerate Apache Spark on the platform. Finally, we present performance results for the solution using the TPC-DS benchmark suite and discuss the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings this level of performance can offer the Spark user.