After earning his Ph.D in bioinformatics from UCSF, Russell Spitzer took his love of big data to DataStax. There he has worked on all aspects of integrating Cassandra with other Apache technologies like Spark, Hadoop and Solr. Now his main focus on the integration of Cassandra with Apache Spark via the Spark Cassandra Connector.
Learn from someone who has made just about every basic Apache Spark mistake possible so you don't have to! We'll go over some of the most common things that users do that end up doing that cause unnecessary pain and actually explain how to avoid them. Confused about serialization? Not sure what is meant by use a singleton to share connections? Together we will walk through concrete examples of how to handle these situation. Learn how to: do all your work remotely, not break your catalyst optimizations, use all your resources, and much more! Together lets learn how to make our Spark Applications better!