Christos Erotocritou

Principal Solution Architect EMEA, GridGain

Christos Erotocritou is an experienced software engineer with a background in Artificial Intelligence & distributed systems. As the head of GridGain’s solution architecture unit he leads a team of experienced engineers set out to help customers understand and implement distributed in-memory computing solutions. He has a passion for solving complex problems and finding new ways to use technology. He has worked for a number of software companies all specialising in high-performance in-memory computing and has hands-on experience with a broad spectrum of technologies. His key areas of expertise include In-memory computing, systems and databases, NoSQL & cloud applications.

SESSIONS

Better Together: Fast Data with Apache Spark and Apache Ignite

Spark and Ignite are two of the most popular open source projects in the area of high-performance Big Data and Fast Data. But did you know that one of the best ways to boost performance for your next generation real-time applications is to use them together? In this session, Nikita Ivanov, Apache Ignite Project Committee member and Founder and CTO at GridGain, will explain in detail how IgniteRDD - an implementation of native Spark RDD and DataFrame APIs - shares the state of the RDD across other Spark jobs, applications and workers. Nikita will also demonstrate how IgniteRDD, with its advanced in-memory indexing capabilities, allows execution of SQL queries many times faster than native Spark RDDs or Data Frames. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the experts how to use Spark and Ignite better together in your projects.

Fast Data with Apache Ignite and Apache Spark

Spark and Ignite are two of the most popular open source projects in the area of high-performance Big Data and Fast Data. But did you know that one of the best ways to boost performance for your next generation real-time applications is to use them together? In this session, Christos Erotocritou - Lead GridGain solutions architect, will explain in detail how IgniteRDD - an implementation of native Spark RDD and DataFrame APIs - shares the state of the RDD across other Spark jobs, applications and workers. Christos will also demonstrate how IgniteRDD, with its advanced in-memory indexing capabilities, allows execution of SQL queries many times faster than native Spark RDDs or Data Frames. Furthermore we will be discussing the newest feature additions and what the future holds for this integration. Session hashtag: #EUstr10