Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Spark is an open source Big Data computing framework. The use of Spark is growing rapidly and Spark is replacing Hadoop in many IT environments. In this informal but in-depth presentation, Dr. James McCaffrey from Microsoft Research will explain the exact nature of Spark, describe how to install Spark in a Windows environment, and demonstrate the Hello World example of Spark. You'll leave this presentation with a solid grasp of what Spark can (and cannot) do, and have a complete understanding of how to get started with Spark.