May 16th, 2014

The Spark Summit is an event to bring the Apache Spark community together. The second Spark Summit will be on Monday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Come hear from leading production users of Spark, Shark, Spark Streaming and related projects; find out where the project development is going; and learn how to use the Spark stack in a variety of applications.

Using Spark for High Velocity Analytics on Cassandra by Tupshin Harper and Al Tobey

Tupshin Harper, Global Field Strategy at DataStax, and Al Tobey, Open Source Mechanic for Apache Cassandra at DataStax will be presenting “Using Spark Streaming for High Velocity Analytics on Cassandra

Abstract for their talk: The Internet of Things is providing more data at a higher velocity than we’ve ever seen. With each device comes an implicit contract with the end user: you give us the data, we give you the results. Now. Not tomorrow. Not even fifteen minutes from now.

Our customers are organizations that have to turn data into meaning at high velocity. In other words, batch processing is a dead end. Spark Streaming and Cassandra together make up a platform for high velocity analytics where the mean time between receiving data and end-user outcomes is measured in milliseconds. In this session we will go over the highlights of a Spark Streaming / Cassandra platform and show some examples of how it enables the delivery of meaning at high velocity.