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Apache Spark - Cluster computing made easy

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (HKT)

Apache Spark - Cluster computing made easy

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Apache Spark - Cluster computing made easy

Apache Spark is a processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and analytics. If you have large amounts of data that requires low latency processing that a typical Map Reduce program cannot provide, Spark is the alternative. Spark performs at speeds up to 100 times faster than Map Reduce for iterative algorithms or interactive data mining. As such, Apache Spark represents the next generation of distributed computing platforms. This talk will first discuss the context from which Spark emerged, then explain the concepts and mechanics which give Spark its mix of speed and simplicity, and finally discuss the components built on top of the Spark platform; MLlib, SparkSQL, Spark Streaming and GraphX.

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19:00 - 19:15 : Data Science Community Welcome
19:15 - 20:15 : "Spark", talk by Alexandre Beaulne, Data Scientist at Eclipse Trading
20:15 - 20:30 : Q & A with Alexandre Beulne
20:30 - 21:30 : Social hour, light refreshments provided.

 

Speaker Bio 

Born and raised in a small town in the northern parts of french Canada, Alexandre Beaulne left home to complete a B.Sc. in Neuroscience at McGill university and M.Sc. in Financial Engineering at HEC Montreal. Alex subsequently travelled the world and attended the Recurse Center in NYC, somewhat of a writer retreat for computer programmers. For the best part of the last three years Alex has been learning the ropes as a software developer and data scientist at Eclipse trading, an equity derivatives trading firm headquartered here in HK. When he's not coding, Alex likes to learn more about history and the hike trails in HK and beyond.

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NOT 33 Des Voeux Road Central

Garage Society
19F, 299 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Symbol & Key

Symbol & Key is a series of talks organised to support exchanges and foster connections in Hong Kong’s Data Science community. The talks are entry-level, but at the vanguard of the discipline, so it should be accessible to aspiring data scientists and experts alike.

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Garage Society, 19F,
299 Queen's Road Central,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR China

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (HKT)


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Symbol & Key

Symbol & Key is a series of talks organised to support exchanges and foster connections in Hong Kong's Data Science community. The talks are entry-level, but at the vanguard of the discipline, so it should be accessible to aspiring data scientists and experts alike. 

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