Landon Robinson

Senior Big Data Engineer, SpotX

Landon is a Senior Big Data Engineer at SpotX, a video ad serving platform that reaches 100s of millions of people a day. He engineers pipelines that process dozens of terabytes daily in Spark, and enjoys building solutions to difficult-to-scale problems.

Past sessions

At SpotX, we have built and maintained a portfolio of Spark Streaming applications -- all of which process records in the millions per minute. From pure data ingestion, to ETL, to real-time reporting, to live customer-facing products and features, continuous applications are in our DNA. Come along with us as we outline our journey from square one to present in the world of Spark Streaming. We'll detail what we've learned about efficient processing and monitoring, reliability and stability, and long term support of a streaming app. Come learn from our mistakes, and leave with some handy settings and designs you can implement in your own streaming apps.

The Spark Listener interface provides a fast, simple and efficient route to monitoring and observing your Spark application - and you can start using it in minutes. In this talk, we'll introduce the Spark Listener interfaces available in core and streaming applications, and show a few ways in which they've changed our world for the better at SpotX. If you're looking for a "Eureka!" moment in monitoring or tracking of your Spark apps, look no further than Spark Listeners and this talk!