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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia
CTO, Databricks


Matei Zaharia is an assistant professor of computer science at MIT, and the initial creator of Apache Spark. He is currently on industry leave to start Databricks, a company commercializing Spark, where he is CTO.


10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 02/19/2015
Spark in Action
Location: 210 C/G
Reynold Xin (Databricks), Matei Zaharia (Databricks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Spark users have been pushing the boundary of data analytics. In this talk, we focus on the scalability dimension, including: - Multiple real-world use cases on PBs of data and on clusters with thousands of machines - Configuration and performance tuning tips learned from these deployments - Changes in recent releases of Spark for better handling of these workloads Read more.
9:25am–9:35am Friday, 02/20/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Matei Zaharia (Databricks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 37 ratings)
As the Apache Spark userbase grows, the developer community is working to adapt it for ever-wider use cases. 2014 saw fast adoption of Spark in the enterprise and major improvements in its performance, scalability and standard libraries. Read more.
2:20pm–3:00pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Ask Us Anything
Location: 211 B
Paco Nathan (, Matei Zaharia (Databricks), michael dddd (Databricks), Reynold Xin (Databricks), Holden Karau (Independent), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), Sameer Farooqui (Databricks), Denny Guang-yeu Lee (Databricks), Chris Fregly (Amazon Web Services)
Join the Spark team for an informal question and answer session. Several of the Spark committers, trainers, etc., from Databricks will be on hand to field a wide range of detailed questions. Even if you don't have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.