Marek Novotny - Databricks

Marek Novotny

Big Data Engineer, ABSA Capital

Marek obtained bachelor and master degree in computer science at Charles University in Prague. His master studies were mainly focused on development of distributed and dependable systems. In 2013, Marek joined ABSA Capital in Prague to develop a scalable data integration platform and a framework for calculating regulatory reports. During the work on those two projects, he gained experience with many NoSQL and distributed technologies (e.g. Kafka, Zookeper, Spark). Nowadays, he is a member of Big Data Engineering team and primarily focused on development of the Spline project.

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Spline: Data Lineage For Spark Structure StreamingSummit Europe 2018

Data lineage tracking is one of the significant problems that companies in highly regulated industries face. These companies are forced to have a good understanding of how data flows through their systems to comply with strict regulatory frameworks. Many of these organizations also utilize big and fast data technologies such as Hadoop, Apache Spark and Kafka. Spark has become one of the most popular engines for big data computing. In recent releases, Spark also provides the Structured Streaming component, which allows for real-time analysis and processing of streamed data from many sources. Spline is a data lineage tracking and visualization tool for Apache Spark. Spline captures and stores lineage information from internal Spark execution plans in a lightweight, unobtrusive and easy to use manner. Additionally, Spline offers a modern user interface that allows non-technical users to understand the logic of Apache Spark applications. In this presentation we cover the support of Spline for Structured Streaming and we demonstrate how data lineage can be captured for streaming applications. Session hashtag: #SAISExp18

Extending Spark SQL API with Easier to Use Array Types OperationsSummit 2018

Big companies typically integrate their data from various heterogeneous systems when building a data lake as single point for accessing data. To achieve this goal technical teams often deal with data defined by complex schemas and various data formats. Spark SQL Datasets are currently compatible with data formats such as XML, Avro and Parquet by providing primitive and complex data types such as structs and arrays. Although Dataset API offers rich set of functions, general manipulation of array and deeply nested data structures is lacking. We will demonstrate this fact by providing examples of data which is currently very hard to process in Spark efficiently. We designed and developed an extension of Dataset API to allow developers to work with array and complex type elements in a more straightforward and consistent way. The extension should help users dealing with complex and structured big data to use Apache Spark as a truly generic processing framework. Session hashtag: #Dev3SAIS

Spline: Apache Spark Lineage, Not Only for the Banking IndustrySummit Europe 2017

Data lineage tracking is one of the significant problems that financial institutions face when using modern big data tools. This presentation describes Spline - a data lineage tracking and visualization tool for Apache Spark. Spline captures and stores lineage information from internal Spark execution plans and visualizes it in a user-friendly manner. Session hashtag: #EUent3

Learn more:
  • Quick Start - Getting Started with Apache Spark on Databricks